Johnson Pair Tops Fort Pierre Times
Futurity runners ready at Fort Pierre.
May 3, 2013
Casey Foster’s Lil Chicks Corona and George Seward’s Jessamystery, each trained by Robert “Bob” Johnson, hold the top-two qualifying positions for the Fort Pierre Open Futurity on Sunday afternoon at the race’s namesake track in South Dakota.
Lil Chicks Corona (Chicks Regard-Lil Diamond Cartel by Corona Cartel) ran like an even-money favorite when she won her trial by 2 1/4 lengths. She was making her first start in the first of three trials and was timed in :14.193 for the 250 yards on a muddy track.
Jessamystery (Jesse James Jr-Easter Mystery by Meter Me Gone) was the odds-on choice in her trial and responded with a three-quarter-length victory. She stopped the timer in :14.296 while racing in the mud.
Tom Maher’s Hot Dashing Doll (Corona Caliente-Baby Doll Dash by Dash Easy) was second to Jessamystery in their trial. Her :14.411 time was the third-fastest mark. She is conditioned by Ernest Fennell.
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