Dare To Dream Stable’s Jockamo’s Song showed off his class and consistency again by winning another tough allowance sprint on the Fairgrounds turf course. The handsome gray son of Half Ours took flight from the outside slot in post 8 with his regular rider, Mitchell Murrill, in the irons. Jockamo broke sharply and Murrill immediately put him in a stalking position just off the early speed. With his eyeballs on the top pair after a swift opening quarter of 21.95, Jockamo was just 1 1/2 lengths off the lead sitting in 3rd on the outside about 3-4 wide. When they reached the bend, Jockamo was poised to begin his assault on the leader, Brilliant Speed. Murrill was sitting on a loaded rocket for the stretch run and was just waiting to lite the fuse. When he did, Jockamo engaged Brilliant Speed at the furlong marker and took the lead at the sixteenth pole under strong urging, while also separating himself from the betting favorite Eden Grey’s Kitten. At that point it was just a short dash to the finish where Jockamo easily held off the closing Rock N Sake to win by a measured 3/4 length.
Jockamo’s Song, a private purchase by Dare To Dream Stable as an un-broke Two Year-old colt, is a multiple stakes winner with 6 victories from 14 career starts, which also include 2 seconds and a third for earnings of $243,864.00. In his last 8 starts at The Fairgrounds he has 6 wins and 2 seconds showing his love for the Bayou track. He will next try and defend his title in the Costa Rising Stakes on Louisiana Derby Day on April 1st. Congratulation to all our partners, many who were celebrating in the winner’s circle. Another fantastic training job by Michael Stidham, Hilary Pridham, and the entire team. They had Jockamo looking great and ready to go after a 60 day layoff caused by the EHV-1 outbreak and quarantine issue at Fair Grounds earlier this winter. Gratitude to Jockey Mitchell Murrill who fits “Jocko” like a glove and rides him with a ton of confidence every time he gets legged up on him. It was a beautiful ride by Mitchell.