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Shez for You Earns Spot in $100,000 Stakes Race
Mojo's 2YO Filly, Shez for You (by Macho Uno out of Shebelongstoyou) was entered in the $100,000 Texas Thoroughbred Futurity Stakes—a 5-furlong race at Lone Star Park (LS) on Saturday, July 9.
Shez for You is the second Mojo stakes runner and fourth stakes eligible horse that we’ve owned. Mojo has raced a stakes-placed filly.
“She was nominated for that stakes race, she had earned her entry for it, and she was progressing in the right direction,” says Mojo’s CEM, Fred Taylor. “So, we believed she deserved a shot.”
Shez for You was urged along near the back; went three wide around the turn and ended up five wide at the top of the stretch; she ducked out when the rider urged her with the whip; and flattened out in the stretch to finish 6th.
“We were pretty far off the pace from the start; but knowing how she likes to close, I thought we were still in a good shape to finish well,” Jockey Lindey Wade reported. “Around the turn she got pushed out, and she didn’t like it when I popped her with the whip to get back in the race. So, the best I could do was keep her in hand and not try to make her do more than she was capable of at that point. She finished okay; but that situation at the top of the stretch prevented her from closing better.”
She tried hard during the race, put forth a good effort, and didn’t quit. After the race, Shez for You was tired and cranky—back in the barn, her temperament was almost as if she was aggravated to be put in that position.
“The race probably took more out of her than her previous efforts, and she didn’t like that,” Fred explains. “She’ll be okay. She’ll get a much-deserved break between now and the Remington Park Meet, and she should bounce back to good going forward. To have a horse that's capable of being in this type of race at this stage of her young development is an honor, and I'm thankful we had the opportunity to celebrate that.”
“We knew she was running against a group of horses that are bred to run fast for short distances,” says Mojo’s Trainer, JR Caldwell. “We took our shot hoping some of the front-end speed would melt down to allow the filly to close and pick up bigger the pieces of the purse by hitting the board. But, that didn’t happen, and it’s just a testament to the quality of runners in that type of race. No need to hang our heads at all.”
Shez for You is bred to run in a different type of race—a longer distance that requires horses to come from off the pace.
“After the break and transition to the next race meet, JR and his Team will be working on getting her developed for the second half of the year,” Fred reports. “The goal will be to find a comfortable series of races that she’s better suited to run, and if the Mojo Filly continues to move forward, we’ll have a shot at another stakes race later this year.”
So, stay tuned for upcoming racing info about the Mojo Filly, as well as more exciting news on our other Mojo Runners!
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