Jack Christopher, Jester Calls Nojoy Lead the Way On First Weekend of October

TDN ‘Rising’ Star JACK CHRISTOPHER will look to build on his debut romp when stepping up in class on Saturday in the G1 Champagne at Belmont for owners Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbsiter as well as new owners Coolmore and Peter Brant who recently joined the ownership line.
The Fasig-Tipton October yearling purchase broke his maiden on Travers day in Saratoga by 8 1/4 lengths, earning a 9 1/2 Ragozin, the co-fastest of any two-year-old this year.
The Elkstone Group homebred JESTER CALLS NOJOY, an impressive Saratoga maiden winner in her own right on September 5th, steps up in class in the G1 Frizette on Sunday. The daughter of Maclean’s Music broke her maiden in her second start by ten lengths.
Santa Anita opens back up today and with it comes a flurry of stakes action, beginning with private purchase WHISPER NOT (GB) who runs in today’s G2 Eddie D for owners Electirc City Racing, Madaket Stables, Chris Dunn and Jeremy Peskoff.
On Saturday, private purchase C Z ROCKET will be looking to win the G2 Santa Anita Sprint Championship for the second year in a row for owners Tom Kagele, Madaket Stables, Gary Barber and Altamira Racing Stable.
On Sunday, two-year-old in training purchase CARPE FORTUNA cuts back in trip to contest the Unzip Me Stakes down Santa Anita’s famed hill for owners Little Red Feather and Madaket Stables.
Al Shaqab homebred TUNED (GB) runs in tomorrow’s All Along Stakes at Laurel Park. The daughter of Toronado comes into this spot on a two race win streak including a last-to-first score in the Old Nelson Stakes last out at Colonial Downs.

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