Mary Janes Hero Draws Post 6 for $266,765 Black Gold 350 Futurity

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

CLAREMORE, OK—SEPTEMBER 20, 2018Jermaine Jackson’s Mary Janes Hero, a stakes winner during the Remington Park spring meet, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday’s 350-yard, $266,765 Black Gold 350 Futurity (R) at Will Rogers Downs.

A sorrel daughter of Valiant Hero trained by Rodrigo Covarrubias, Mary Janes Hero made her local debut with a one-length victory in her Black Gold 350 Futurity trial on September 8. 

The filly has banked $49,720 from six outs, and her two wins include a nose victory at odds of 16-1 in the 330-yard, $70,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes (R) on May 28.

Mary Janes Hero drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jesus Salazar.

Fastest qualifier Cindys Easy Train is coming off of a one-length win in the second of 11 trials on September 8. A homebred daughter of Freighttrain Bowned and trained by Abel Flores, the filly drew post 3 and will be ridden by Jose Vega.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

  1. Tarish (Daniel Torres)
  2. West Texas Dasher (Bonifacio Quiroz)
  3. Cindys Easy Train (Jose Vega)
  4. Lota Candy (Andrew Samaniego)
  5. Freighttrain B Fast (Cody R. Smith)
  6. Mary Janes Hero (Jesus Salazar)
  7. Charlies Fury (James Flores)
  8. Money All Day (Jimmy D. Brooks)
  9. Bullittrain (Gonzalo Gutierrez)
  10. Viva Le Don (Randy Wilson)