J J's Indy leads the way to victory in the Oklahoma Classics Classic.

J J's Indy leads the way to victory in the Oklahoma Classics Classic.

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J J's Indy Posts Oklahoma Classics Upset

Pleasant Storm, the 3-5 favorite, finished second.

J J's Indy led from start to finish to upset 3-5 favorite Pleasant Storm in the $167,375 Oklahoma Classics (VIDEO) on the Oct. 22 night card at Remington Park in Oklahoma.

With jockey Dale Cordova aboard in the 1 1/16-mile race contested over a sloppy track that had been sealed, J J’s Indy established a comfortable pace, getting the first quarter-mile in :24.40 and a half-mile in :48.75 before making his six-furlong split in 1:13.01. Although 3-year-old Pleasant Storm made up ground from mid-pack in the stretch, J J’s Indy went on to win by 1 1/2 lengths in final time of 1:44.57. Motion Approved was 4 3/4 lengths back in third, while Some Quick was along for fourth.

"I knew turning for home, he still had something left," said Cordova. "This horse always makes my meet. He’s my favorite horse."

A 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred gelded son of Indy Talent, J J’s Indy is trained by Brent Charlton for owner Marvin Wooldridge of Oklahoma City.

J J’s Indy paid $11.40, $4.60, and $4.20. Pleasant Storm paid $2.20 and $2.20. Motion Approved returned $6.60.

Second in the 2009 edition of the Classic, J J’s Indy won his fourth career race from 21 attempts with all four scores taking place at Remington Park. The winner’s share of $100,425 increased his overall earnings to $209,265.