Jersey’s Soul Scores Again At Golden Gate Fields

Jersey’s Soul Scores Again At Golden Gate Fields

     Jersey’s Soul followed up an impressive maiden win with another smart come-from-behind victory Sunday in the $31,962 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields.

     Jersey’s Soul, receiving a fine ride from jockey Dennis Carr, rallied from last in a field of seven to defeat even-money favorite Habit Forming by three-quarters of a length in the six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares.  

     Jersey’s Soul charged between dueling leaders Prima Gianna and Habit Forming at the sixteenth pole and ran down the favorite in the final strides.  Habit Forming took second by three-quarters of a length over Prima Gianna.

     Jersey’s Soul, who failed to break her maiden in three tries in early 2012, returned from an 11-month layoff to post a five-length victory in a six-furlong maiden allowance race on Jan. 20.  She proved that win was no fluke with Sunday’s victory in 1:10.39.

     Jersey’s Soul was the 2-1 second choice in the betting and paid $6.00.  Trained by Tim McCanna and owned by Charles Fipke, Jersey’s Soul is a Kentucky-bred filly by Perfect Soul.

     Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.  Post time for the seven-race program is 12:45 p.m.

     Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator.  The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness.  The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation.  The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service.  The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.