Juju's Map Much the Best in 3-Year-Old Debut

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Juju's Map | Coady

4th-Churchill Downs, $134,897, Alw (NW2$X)/Opt. Clm ($62,500), 5-6, 3yo/up, f/m, 1 1/16m, 1:43.35, ft, 4 3/4 lengths.
JUJU'S MAP (f, 3, Liam's Map–Nagambie, by Flatter), back in action after six month freshening, was the 1-2 favorite off a juvenile campaign that included a win in the GI Darley Alcibiades S. Oct. 9 and a placing behind champion 2-year-old filly Echo Zulu (Gun Runner) in the GI NetJets Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 5 at Del Mar. Racing for the first time as a 3-year-old with Lasix, Juju's Map was off a step slow but came into the bridle quickly to assume the lead from between horses into the first turn. She led unchallenged down the backstretch until Powder River (Mineshaft) drew closer into the far turn. But the pressure was only temporary as Juju's Map easily kicked clear from that rival turning for home and won wrapped up by 4 3/4 lengths. From the extended family of MGSW Fault (Blame) and MGISW Bast (Uncle Mo), Juju's Map has a yearling half-sister named Cosmic Thread (Audible) and her dam produced a colt by Not This Time in 2022. Sales History: $190,000 Ylg '20 KEEJAN; $300,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: GISW, 5-3-2-0, $698,180. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-Albaugh Family Stables LLC; B-Fred W. Hertrich (KY); T-Brad H. Cox.

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