Quality Rocks won the Arlington-Washington Lassie over the Arlington Park Polytrack on Sept. 6.

Quality Rocks won the Arlington-Washington Lassie over the Arlington Park Polytrack on Sept. 6.

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Quality Rocks Switches to Turf in Jessamine

Arlington-Washington Lassie victress seeks to remain unbeaten Oct. 8 at Keeneland.

Quality Rocks, winner of the Arlington-Washington Lassie in her most recent start, will put her undefeated streak on the line Oct. 8 in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland.

The Jessamine is a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" event for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), to be run Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

Nine 2-year-old fillies will head postward in the 1 1/16-mile turf event, carded as the eighth on Wednesday's nine-race program with an approximate post time of 4:42 p.m. EDT.

Trained by Bill Mott, Quality Rocks will be making her grass debut for owners Destiny Oaks of Ocala, Wachtel Stable, and Brous Stable. The Rock Hard Ten filly posted a first-out maiden victory over the Tapeta surface at Presque Isle Downs, and then the Polytrack victory Sept. 6 at Arlington in the listed stakes, which she won by 3 1/2 lengths. Jose Lezcano has the mount from post 4.

Also in the field are two fillies that won their turf debuts.

Gary Biszantz and Gary Vandeweghe's Fila Primera won going a mile at Belmont Park Sept. 7. Trained by Chad Brown, the daughter of War Front  will be ridden by Javier Castellano from the 3 hole.

Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Walking the Kitten won going a mile Sept. 17 at Kentucky Downs. Trained by Mike Maker, the Kitten's Joy  filly will have Rosie Napravnik in the irons from post 8.

Late Spring, third as the favorite in the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Sept. 6 for trainer Victoria Oliver, stretches out from seven furlongs. The Speightstown  miss is owned by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St. George Farm Racing.

Entries: JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S. (G3T)

Keeneland, Wednesday, October 08, 2014, Race 8

  • Grade IIIT
  • 1 1/16m
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 4:42 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11Magnificent Margo (FL)Keeneland Sales GraduateRobby Albarado118Michael J. Maker-
22True to You (FL)Julien R. Leparoux118Thomas M. Amoss-
33Fila Primera (KY)Javier Castellano118Chad C. Brown-
44Quality Rocks (FL)Jose Lezcano118William I. Mott-
55Late Spring (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateAlan Garcia118Victoria H. Oliver-
66Cool Comfort (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateRafael Manuel Hernandez118Wesley A. Ward-
77West Coast Belle (KY)Channing Hill118Wayne M. Catalano-
88Walking the Kitten (KY)Rosie Napravnik118Michael J. Maker-
99Rainha Da Bateria (KY)Keeneland Sales GraduateJoel Rosario118H. Graham Motion-