Jezebel Musclemass and Logan Loney timed their move just right to score the first win of the filly’s career Thursday, April 13 at Harrah’s Hoosier Park. The duo scored their first pari-mutuel win in 1:57.4 in the $8,000 non winners of one for fillies and mares.
Starting from post six, Jezebel Musclemass eased over to near the back of the pack as Cajun Flower and Kyle Wilfong set the first fraction of :28.1 followed by a move from Dopotutto and Ricky Macomber Jr., who took over at the half in :58.2. The outer flow began to form and Jezebel Musclemass picked up cover behind Shespertifulikpert and Brandon Bates, which led them into the stretch.
Jezebel Musclemass tipped out and went to work, powering home in :27.4 for the win by one and one-quarter lengths. Shespertifulikpert finished second over Wild Way and Doug Rideout, who closed gamely for third.
Jezebel Musclemass paid $7.60 for the win. The sophomore daughter of Muscle Massive is owned by Logan and trained by Donna Loney. Harley Schwartz of Michigan bred the filly, who was part of the second Indiana crop by Muscle Massive.
Jezebel Musclemass got a late start to her career as a two-year-old, making her first start last August on the Ohio fair circuit, a win in the maiden event. She also picked up a win at Van Wert, closing out her freshman year with two wins in four starts. This season, she qualified at Miami Valley in early March and made a start at Northfield March 22 before coming back to Indiana. Her win Thursday was in her third start at Harrah’s Hoosier Park this year. Overall she is now three for eight in her young career.
Also a winner on the Thursday card was a youngster from the Brett Wilfong barn. The Opener, a son of Lazarus N took a similar trip as Jezebel Musclemass and closed down the stretch in :26.1 for the win by one and one-quarter length in 1:55.0. Driven by Kyle Wilfong. The sophomore gelding paid $13.00. DP Nite Ranger and Brandon Bates finished second over Mach Seelster and John DeLong for third.
The Opener is owned by Brett Wilfong and Lick Creek Stock Farm. Lavon Miller and John McGill bred the gelding, who was making his first start of 2023. After only two starts last season, the gelding has a new lifetime mark now with his win Thursday.