LEXINGTON, KY (October 7, 2012) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Always Kitten, winner of the Happy Ticket over one mile at Louisiana Downs in her most recent start, headlines a field of 13 entered Sunday for Thursday’s 22nd running of the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3) for 2-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the turf.
Trained by Mike Maker, Always Kitten will carry top weight of 120 pounds and concede 2 pounds to her rivals. Julien Leparoux has the mount on Always Kitten, who will break from post position eight.
Breaking from post position six will be James Covello’s Oscar Party, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies at seven furlongs in her most recent start. Trained by Wayne Catalano, Oscar Party will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux.
A third turf stakes winner in the field is Ron McCauley’s Zip Cash Back, who won the 5½-furlong Tippett at Delaware Park. Runner-up to Oscar Party at Kentucky Downs, Zip Cash Back will break from post position 10 under Leandro Goncalves for trainer Tevis McCauley.
The field for the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine, from the inside out, is as follows: Pure Fun (Victor Lebron, 118 pounds), Pappascat (Jon Court, 118), Sunset Time (Julio Garcia, 118), Moonwalk (Corey Lanerie, 118), Kitten’s Point (John Velazquez, 118), Oscar Party (Kent Desormeaux, 118), Summer of Fun (Eddie Castro, 118), Always Kitten (Julien Leparoux, 120), Hedonemewrongsong (Rosie Napravnik, 118), Zip Cash Back (Leandro Goncalves, 118), Free Song (Eddie Martin Jr., 118) and Go Kitten Go (Elvis Trujillo, 118). Also eligible: Street of Gold (Corey Lanerie, 118).