Jess Dream Of Me Impresses On Day One Of Training Races
Jess Dream of Me (#2), defeating Catch A Good Time (#4) and Double Duty (#6), posted the fastest time from 14 schooling races. Conducted today at Ruidoso Downs.

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Jess Dream Of Me Impresses On Day One Of Training Races

RUIDOSO DOWNS, NM—MAY 3, 2021—Jess Dream Of Me, the sorrel filly out of Clint Crawford’s barn posted the fastest time of :15.649 on the first day of training races at Ruidoso Downs today.

Crawford-trained horses hit the wire first in four of the day’s training races run at 300 yards.

Jess Dream Of Me, a $100,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, is owned by Raymond Merrill and Greg Cullum and is by leading sire Apollitical Jess out of stakes winner Valiant Jess by Valiant Hero. The second dam is the AQHA Dam of Distinction Jess Sass Me, dam of two champions and nine black type.

"We had her entered in a maiden special weight race over at Remington, but she acted up in the gate and was scratched," said trainer Crawford. "We decided not to put any more pressure on her and just waited until these training races. She has plenty of raw talent but she’s a little high strung and needs to be handled with kid gloves. I think she’ll be ready for the Ruidoso Futurity trials."

The five fastest starters of the day include Jess Dream of Me (:15.649), Favorite Blues Man (:15.676), Catch a Good Time (:15.685), Double Duty (:15.693), and Billions (:15.717). Jess Dream of Me, Catch A Good Time and Double Duty all ran in the 3rd training race. Billions is also trained by Crawford.

Double Duty, a $38,000 Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale graduate ,is by first crop sire A Revenant and Billions, an $85,000 Heritage Place Yearling Sale graduate, is by first-crop sire Power Jam (TB).

A total of 14 training races were run today for unraced 2-year-olds in preparation for the upcoming Quarter Horse Triple Crown trials that include the Ruidoso Futurity (est. $1,000,000 GI), the Rainbow Futurity (est. $1,000,000 GI) and the All American Futurity (est. $3,000,000 GI).

CLICK HERE to download a list of today's results by individual times, completed with sires, dams, owners, trainers, jockeys and sale information if applicable.

Training races continue tomorrow with a post time of 11:00 AM (MDT). Click here to view the program or watch live video.

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