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Pair Of Stakes Races, Signature & Speedball, Sunday At Hialeah
Signature Stakes Draws 7 At 350 Yards, Speedball Stakes At 110 Yards Attracts 10
Hialeah, FL / January 9, 2015 – A pair of stakes races, the Signature Stakes at 350 yards and the Speedball Stakes at 110 yards, highlight the eight-race program at historic Hialeah Park on Sunday January 11.
The $25,000 Signature Stakes, carded at the 6th race of the afternoon, attracted 7 older runners including 2-1 morning line favorite Jump Street Blues, a winner of 5 races in 19 career starts.
Jump Street Blues is one of two runners in the race for top trainer Kalah Welch, who will also send out the 3-1 second choice on the morning line in Paint Candy Flying.
Jump Street Blues (Jumpn Chic-Toodledoo Otoole) is a six-year-old gelding owned by the S and J Well Service. The gray was claimed by his current owner for $20,000 out of a race in late May 2014 at Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma. He runs Sunday after a near-miss 2nd at the allowance level in his Hialeah Park debut December 28.
Paint Candy Flying (Pyc Paint Your Wagon-Fly Candy Fly) also comes out of a second-place effort, finishing three-quarters of a length behind Emperor Valerian in the December 28 Orange Blossom after stumbling at the start.
Trainer Welch, recognized as “Horseman of the Week” for the second week of the 2014-15 season after winning 5 races, named jockey Oscar Delgado aboard Jump Street Blues and retained Omar Reyes on Paint Candy Flying.
The field for the 2015 Signature, from the rail out, will include: Paint Candy Flying, The Ocean King, Fall For This Guy, Jump Street Blues, Chicks Gone, Dreamnwideopen, and Labor Day Dreams.
The $20,000 Speedball Stakes, 7th race on the card and first in the four-race Hialeah Park Sprint Series, drew 10 horses at entry time, including 5-2 morning line favorite Maxanita Silver Chip and 3-1 second choice Jc Lil Rose.
The nine-year-old gelding Maxanita Silver Chip (Shure Likes To Shine-Rennie Smith) has won two straight races including an allowance-level affair at the Speedball Stakes distance of 110 yards here January 3. Trainer Raul Dela Mora will saddle the gray for owner Jose Meza and give a leg up to jockey Christian Esqueda.
The filly Jc Lil Rose (No Secrets Here-Old Cherokee Rose) runs first time for owner Wade Helton and trainer Kalah Welch after being claimed for $15,000 out of a win here January 2, her second straight victory.
The field, from the rail out, in the 2015 Speedball Stakes will be: Scream N Eagle, Oh My Gol Sis, Jc Lil Rose, Miss Jp Washer, Meeks Gol, Jess A Corona, Maxanita Silver Chip, Eyem Jumpn, Sweet N Salty, and Kalifornia Quick.
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