Sunday, January 22 2012
Silverbulletday S. (Believe You Can), Colonel Bradley H. (Mr. Vegas), Gaudin Memorial S. (Gantry)
NEW ORLEANS (Saturday, January 21, 2012) – Trainer Larry Jones and jockey Rosie Napravnik both believed in Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, and the daughter of Proud Citizen rewarded their faith with a length and a half victory in Saturday’s $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, first leg of Fair Grounds’ three race series for sophomore fillies that concludes with the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks March 31.
“We were confident that she’d go far,” said trainer Jones in the winner’s circle following the Silverbulletday about Believe You Can’s first race around two turns. “I’ve probably trained more (Proud Citizens) than anyone,” speaking of his latest female star. “If they are good sprinting, they are better going long.”
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