Rushing Fall Sweeps To Victory In G3 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes

by | 10.11.2017 | 5:24pm
Rushing Fall (More Than Ready) wins the Jessamine Stakes (G3) at Keeneland

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds' Rushing Fall swept past the field with a devastating turn of foot to win the 27th running of the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) for 2-year-old fillies by 3 1/4 lengths over Stainless before a Wednesday afternoon crowd of 9,475.

Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Javier Castellano, Rushing Fall earned a berth in the

$1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) to be run Nov. 3 at Del Mar. It was the second victory in the race for Brown, who won in 2013 with Kitten Kaboodle.

Mentality led the field through opening fractions of :23.40 and :48.79 while Castellano had Rushing Fall near the back of the pack but racing in the clear.

Mentality was still in front when the field hit the top of the stretch, where Rushing Fall swung out widest of all and began picking off horses. She surged to the front inside the sixteenth pole and drew off with ease.

Rushing Fall, a Kentucky-bred daughter of More Than Ready out of the Forestry mare Autumnal covered the 1 1/16 miles on a turf course labeled as “soft” in 1:46.20.

The victory was worth $90,000 and increased Rushing Fall's earnings to $135,000 with two victories in two starts.

Sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the field of 14, Rushing Fall returned $3.80, $2.80 and $2.40. Stainless, ridden by Manny Franco, returned $14.40 and $11 with Cash Out finishing a head back in third under Florent Geroux and paying $6 to show.

Layla Noor finished fourth and was followed in order by Sugar Queen, Sunny Skies, Mentality, Rosie O'Prado, Punto de Entrada, She's All Skeet, Breaking Beauty, Madame X., Lady O'Toole and Miss Mo Mentum.

  • Rick Blaine

    Another brutal day for Keeneland’s wagering handle. Off 25% for the Jessamine and around 22% for the day off a brutal opening weekend.

    • C Hogan

      Smallest crowd I’ve seen at Keeneland since 1957. Round Table

    • frank graziano

      We reap what we sow.Serves them right for increasing the Takeout.

  • Elle D

    This is about Rushing Fall! She did indeed “sweep to victory”. And a decent crowd for Wednesday, not usually a busy day and one that looked to be iffy weather-wise. Turned out to be a nice day after all.

  • Realfan

    Racing has become boring and predictable. It is impossible to get excited about watching these few and enormous public stables win races primarily due to the volume of ammunition in their arsenal. The public are not fools, when will Racing accept that and embark on meaningful change.

    • Bill B.

      I don’t agree with everything you’ve said, but I’ve often wondered how trainers such as Pletcher, Asmussen & now Brown with these huge arsenals of horses all over the country can legitimately claim that they personally trained them all. I guess giving orders to others as to how they want a horse trained counts as training them, but I don’t think it used to be that way, though things do change for better or worse. They seem more like businessmen overseeing large organizations than actual horse trainers to me though there is little doubt that they are more hands on with the best in their barns.

      Very impressive stretch run from Rushing Fall.

      • Realfan

        You are correct. When you have 200 plus horses spread throughout 2 or 3 different tracks they are NOT training the horses as individuals. It is a program with a certain medication protocol followed closely. My point though, is how many other 2 year old filles were churned through to find the 1 or 2 gems that continue to keep said trainer in the spotlight. It should be intuitive to owners to be acutely aware of this but when the ego dictates action, common sense and sportsmanship and actual horsemanship is non-existent.

  • Ida Lee

    I just saw the race….is this filly for real ??? When Rushing Fall took off on the outside, it literally looked like she was the only horse moving …. never seen anything like it….this girl is going places …..Congratulations to Rushing Fall and to her happy connections….

  • Paul Cassidy

    Really have a hard time believing the trainer is on “the up and up”, too many big performances to believe. I’m sure that BF taught him a few things about avoiding scrutiny. But that’s just me sitting here in my lounge chair in TX. What do I know? LOL Rushing Fall looks like a monster, can’t wait to see more!

    • Paul Cassidy

      When my “change oil soon” light comes on in my BMW, does that really mean I need to change the oil, or can it wait for a while?

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