It was a good night for foals of JK Endofanera in the freshman class. Three of five two-year-old events were won by products of the sire, including Rockin Nelly and Jordan Ross in the second race of the night.
Rockin Nelly went straight to the lead and was on top by two at the quarter in :29.2. The two-year-old filly to set a pretty even tempo through the half in :59.1 and three-quarters in 1:27.4.
In the stretch, Rockin Nelly picked up the pace, rallying home in :27.2 for the win in 1:55.3. Scramjet and John DeLong finished a length back in second over Tell’s Rock N Roll and Don Eash for third.
Rockin Nelly paid $6.80 for the win. She is owned by Eleven Star Stables, Henry Graber Jr. and Frank Baldachino. Graber also trains the Newfound Stables bred filly.
It was the career debut for Rockin Nelly, who was purchased for $14,000 out of the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale. She is the first foal from the Rockin Image mare Rock on Ladys, who took a mark of 1:52.2 and earned $74,000 during her racing career.
The next two-year-old contest was won by Lets Go Endofaera and John DeLong. The two-year-old filly sat patiently behind race leader Desired Luck and Kyle Wilfong as fractions of :27.3, :56.3, and 1:25.2 were placed on the board. Lets Go Endofaera made her move in the stretch and won by two and three-quarter lengths in 1:52.4, a final quarter of :27.1. Desired Luck was a solid second over Topville Ohsolucky and Joey Putnam for third.
Lets Go Endofaera was a surprise winner, paying $36.80 for the win. She is owned by Jesse, John and William DeLong. The home bred filly is trained by Tabatha DeLong.
The final freshman filly by JK Endofanera who made it to the winner’s circle was All JK from the Brian Brown Stable. Getting away in second behind Hera and Matt Krueger didn’t last long. After the quarter in :28.4, All JK moved out and around to the lead, passing by the half in :58.3. Still a leader by four lengths at the three-quarters in 1:27.1, All JK obeyed a signal from driver Trace Tetrick and sped home for a final panel in :26.2, winning by one and one-quarter lengths in 1:53.3. Flirtin Fanera, another JK Endofanera filly, finished second for Ricky Macomber Jr. while Drinking and Dream and Jordan Ross moved up for third.
All JK paid $2.60 for the win. She is owned by Country Club Acres, Inc., Joe Sbrocco, Milton Leeman, and Tonya Nichol. Victory Hill Farm bred the filly, who was making her racing debut. Only one of 30 sold at public auction by JK Endofanera, the filly brought $36,000 at the Hoosier Classic Yearling Sale last fall.