Louisiana Senator Stablemates Run 1-2 In $99,700 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity
Spy For The Senate (#10) gets up over stablemate Stripper Dust (#2) and Shes Sizzling (#3) to win the $77,039(US) Alex Picov Memorial Futurity Monday afternoon at Ajax Downs.

© Clive Cohen
Louisiana Senator Stablemates Run 1-2 In $99,700 Alex Picov Memorial Futurity

AJAX, ONT—OCTOBER 8, 2018—Stablemates Spy For The Senate and Stripper Dust finished 1-2 for trainer Jason Pascoe and owner Milena Kwiecien Monday afternoon in the $77,039(US) Alex Picov Memorial Futurity at Ajax Downs.

After breaking last under jockey Cerapio Figueroa, fastest qualifier Spy For The Senate ran down his stablemate Stripper Dust getting his head in front just in time. The :20.100 clocking for the 400 yards over a "muddy" course with an 8 mph tailwind equaled a 96 speed index.

Following two starts at Remington Park in April, Spy For The Senate broke his maiden at Ajax in June, then finished second in the Bonus Challenge Futurity.

Today's victory is the third win in seven starts for the son of multiple stakes sire Louisiana Senator and the $30,815(US) Picov winners' purse brings the colt's earnings up to $42,4456. Mary Hainline bred the stakes winner in Oklahoma from the Corona Cartel mare Corona Spy.

The winning connections of Spy For The Senate accept the Alex Picov Alex Picov Futurity stakes trophy on Monday at Ajax Downs. © Clive Cohen
Kwiecien and Pascoe's runner-up Stripper Dust earned $15,408(US) for finishing second. Nakia Ramirez rode the daughter of Louisiana Senator from the Dash Ta Fame mare Miranda Fame. Bred in Alabama by Paris Wixom, Stripper Dust won the Bonus Challenge Futurity at Ajax last July. She has compiled a (7) 2-2-1 record and earned $36,481.

The owner (Kwiecien)-trainer (Pascoe) also finished 6th with Teller Im High and last with Code Name Valor in today's Alex Picov Memorial Futurity.

Ontario-bred Shes Sizzling finished a neck back in the blanket finish to earn $7,704(US) for third. A home bred daughter of multiple stakes sire Sizzlin Cartel, Shes Sizzling races for owner-breeder Joyce and Erik Lehtinen. Also trained by Erick, the bay filly from the Eyesa Special mare Shenandoah Special has banked $30,715 this season. Ramiro Castillo was riding.

Chicksdigmymoneybags, Jess A Sweet Suprize, Teller Im High, Rey Of The Night, Five Bar Fandango and Code Name Valor. Gatlinberg was scratched.