Munnings Rising Star Wins Untouched at Laurel


Jaxon Traveler | MJC/Jim McCue

7th-Laurel, $50,442, Alw (NW1X), Opt. Clm ($62,500), 10-23, 2yo, 6f, 1:08.75, ft, 4 lengths.
JAXON TRAVELER (c, 2, Munnings–Listen Boy {SP}, by After Market) was off at 2-5 to remain unblemished in his brief career and made light work of a first-level allowance Friday at Laurel, winning as he pleased by four lengths. Having graduated by 10 lengths at first asking Sept. 25, the $80,000 KEESEP yearling turned $140,000 OBS Spring breezer flew the gates and was soon in front, skipping along easily through an opening quarter in :22.19 (60-foot run-up). He sprinted farther clear approaching the stretch after a half in a strong :44.65, widened into the final eighth of a mile and stopped the clock in slick time. Jaxon Traveler was entered for and would have been favored in Saturday’s Maryland Million Nursery S., but drew two-deep on the also-eligible list. Listen Boy is the dam of a yearling filly by Street Boss and most recently visited Cross Traffic. Sales history: $80,000 Ylg ’19 KEESEP; $140,000 2yo ’20 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $60,762. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-West Point Thoroughbreds &Marvin Delfiner; B-Dr & Mrs A Leonard Pineau (MD); T-Steven M Asmussen.

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