Jesse’s Favorite for Flossie McNeil Cup
Native bred three-year-old fillies hold centrestage at Caymanas Park today in the annual renewal of the Flossie McNeil Memorial Cup over 1200 metres, this confined to non-winners of two.
A large field of 15 has been declared, including the unbeaten FEARLESS FURY, who made a smashing debut in a fast-run 1100-metre race (1.06.3) as a two-year-old last December.
Trained by Fitzroy Glispie, the chestnut filly by Fearless Vision out of Raging Fury is obviously of good ability and despite a 10-month absence from active competition, has been steadily prepared to meet this engagement and will only go down fighting. But she will have to put every foot right against some very fit rivals, notably JESSE'S FAVORITE, YOGA and LOVE TRAIN from the in-form stables of Harry Parsard.
The lightly raced JESSE'S FAVORITE, in particular, impressed on her third outing on October 3 when winning over the straight in sub-minute time, However, a week later, the speedy filly by Adore The Gold out of Angela's Favorite could only manage fifth to GOLD MEMBER and subsequent winner DINNER BY SEVEN in a fast-run (58.0) straight five race.
She was not really disgraced in finishing 51/2 lengths fifth after leading for most of the way and having worked really well for this race, is preferred to FEARLESS FURY, under former champion Wesley Henry, and LOVE TRAIN, with four-time champion Omar Walker aboard.
JESSE'S FAVORITE, who carries a mere 48.5kg, will be ridden by promising 4.0kg claiming apprentice 'Dino' Edwards for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny.
Other firm fancies on the 10-race programme are down in class ITALIANO in the first race over 1300 metres, the Feanny-trained PIANO MAN to make a winning debut n the fifth for maiden and untried two-year-olds, ABOGADO in the sixth and MERU to stave off DOC HOLIDAY in the eighth race over 1500 metres.