POMONA, Calif., Sept. 17--Jockey Matt Garcia won his third stakes race in
five days at Fairplex Park Tuesday, sending Jimmy O to the lead at the start
and coasting to a 1 3/4 length victory in the 37th running of the $49,500
Beau Brummel Stakes.
Garcia previously won the Phil D. Shepherd Stakes on Sigfreto and the E.B.
Johnston Stakes on Bold Mango.
Jimmy O, a Florida-bred gelding trained by David LaCroix, covered 6 1/2
furlongs on a fast track under 114 pounds in 1:16.85 and paid $17.20 to win.
Spensive, a $125,000 son of Ponche trained by Bob Baffert, stalked Jimmy O
throughout under Iggy Puglisi but could not overtake the leader through the
stretch and was nosed for the place by 2-1 favorite Hell Cat, Martin Pedroza
aboard. Johnny Is Bad was fourth, seven lengths behind Spensive. Pine for
Java, Seemore Seemore, Luzern and Windscore completed the order of finish in
the field of eight 2-year-old colts or geldings. Gralley was scratched.
Jimmy O set fractions of :21.50, :44.95 and 1:10.45 for his second victory in
six starts. The son of Stormy Atlantic earned $27,000.
"He made a pretty easy lead and there was nobody with him," said LaCroix, who
indicated he would run Jimmy O back Sept. 26 in the 1 1/16 Gateway to Glory
Stakes. "They left him out there alone, he got a little breather and finished
F.J.'s Pace, a consistent 7-year-old gelding trained by Doug O'Neill, is the
7-5 morning line favorite for the 37th edition of Wednesday's $50,000 Aprisa
Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. F.J.'s Pace has a 9-8-7
record from 41 career starts with earnings of $375,026. The field in post
position order: Rapidough, Goncalino Almeida, 118, 5-1; Rocky Bar, Garrett
Gomez, 120, 2-1; La Bandera, Martin Pedroza, 113, 6-1; F.J.'s Pace, Scott
Stevens, 118, 7-5; Hyder, Tyler Baze, 116, 10-1; and Mistakenly Special,
Chance Rollins, 114, 12-1.
First post time daily is 12:30 p.m. rc=http://