Friday, January 16, 2015

Repole's Micromanage looks to dazzle in Jazil




Friday, January 16, 2015


Contact: Jeanne Schnell




Repole's Micromanage looks to dazzle in Jazil


Ozone Park, N.Y. - An experienced field of seven is set to contest the inaugural running of the $100,000 Jazil Stakes at a mile and seventy yards, led by Queens County winner Micromanage in a special Monday edition of racing at Aqueduct Racetrack.


Trained by Todd Pletcher for owner Mike Repole, Micromanage comes into his first start of 2015 after carving out a win in the December 13 Queens County, where he rallied five wide and outdueled multiple graded stakes winner Vyjack to prevail by 1 ¼ lengths.


Micromanage, a 5-year-old bay son of Medaglia d'Oro, hopes to continue the win streak after a 2014 campaign in which he was 2-3-1 from nine starts.


Breaking from the rail, Micromanage will have Manny Franco in the irons.


Also starting for Repole is Misconnect, who comes into the race after a strong place finish in the Queens County, his first stakes start. His performance in an October allowance optional claimer, in which he lost ground while traveling wide and then clawed back into contention to win by a neck, warranted the step up in competition, according to trainer Bruce Levine.


"[Misconnect] has been training very, very well," said Levine. "He came out of [the Queens County] very good and ran great and I think this distance will play better to my horse than the others."


Misconnect will break from post position 5, and Dylan Davis retains the mount.


The Repole entry is 4-5 on the morning line.


Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will send out Shadwell color-bearer Irsaal, who enters into the race off a second-place finish in a December allowance optional claimer at a mile and seventy yards. The 5-year-old gelding broke slowly at the start and was forced wide for much of the race before rallying for place honors.


At 8-1 on the morning line, Irsaal will have Jeremy Rose aboard and break from the outermost post position 7.


Also expected to attract support is Chilean-bred Turco Bravo. Trained by Gary Contessa, the 6-year-old chestnut gelding comes into this race off a second-place finish in the Native Dancer at Laurel Park. This will be the second start at Aqueduct for the gelding, owned by Winning Move Stable, after a fifth-place finish in the Queens County, where he made a move for the lead at the five-sixteenths pole but weakened in the stretch.


The son of Caesarion is 6-1 on the morning line, drawing post position 3 with Wilmer Garcia in the irons.


Rounding out the field are three-time winner Abraham for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and owner Michael Dubb; Casiguapo, winner of an optional claimer at the Big A; and stakes-placed Schivarelli.


The Jazil Stakes is named in honor of the 2006 upset winner of the Belmont Stakes.


The field for the $100,000 Jazil:


a-coupled entry





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