Averly Jane came from just off the pace to remain undefeated in two starts and gain her black-type badge in Wednesday's Kentucky Juvenile S. Bohemian Frost took to the front through a quarter :21.84 and :45.34 as heavy 1-2 favorite Averly Jane remained in hot pursuit. A couple of lengths adrift of the free-running grey turning for home, the Wesley Ward trainee gradually overtook the pacesetter midstretch and strode clear to score with ease over an oncoming Vodka N Water. Bohemian Frost held on for third. “She's a naturally fast filly, most of his horses are,” explained winning rider Tyler Gaffalione. “She jumped out well, but she just got out-sprinted for the lead. We didn't want to get into a speed duel. I was able to get to the outside. When my filly hit the lane, she gave me everything she had.” No secret in her career debut at Keeneland Apr. 15, Averly Jane came home an eye-catching 8 3/4-length winner. The winner's dam is also responsible for a yearling Brody's Cause colt.
KENTUCKY JUVENILE S., $150,000, Churchill Downs, 4-28, 2yo, 5f, :58.64, sy.
1–AVERLY JANE, 117, f, 2, by Midshipman
1st Dam: Sh Sh Shakin', by Richter Scale
2nd Dam: Capote's Gift, by Capote
3rd Dam: Bubbles Darlene, by Fappiano
($35,000 Ylg '20 FTKOCT). 1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Hat Creek
Racing; B-University of Kentucky (KY); T-Wesley A. Ward;
J-Tyler Gaffalione. $91,140. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0,
$127,140. *1/2 to Chattel (Giant Oak), SW, $111,540.
2–Vodka N Water, 118, c, 2, Fed Biz–Camielee, by Harlan's
Holiday.($3,500 Ylg '20 KEESEP). O-Parkland Thoroughbreds,
Medallion Racing, RTA Family Trust & Little Red Feather
Racing; B-T/C Stable, LLC (KY); T-S M. Asmussen. $29,400.
3–Bohemian Frost, 117, f, 2, Frosted–Toast of Mayfair, by
Speightstown. ($42,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP). O-47 Roses, LLC,
Sean Speck and John Ennis; B-Woodford Thoroughbreds, LLC
(KY); T-John Ennis. $14,700.
Margins: 3 1/4, HD, 2 3/4. Odds: 0.50, 5.90, 4.20.
Also Ran: Shesgotattitude, American Bound, Baytown Frosty, Bode by You. Scratched: Kaufymaker.