Jumpinthejailhouse still has it. The 11-year-old Indiana sired gelding locked up a win in the $8.700 conditioned trot Wednesday, May 15 at Buffalo Raceway.
Starting from post four, Jumpinthejailhouse unlocked a quick move out of the gate to lead the way to the quarter in :30.1 and half in 1:00.2 before feeling pressure on the outside by Windsun Missile and Joe Chindano Jr. However, driver Christian Myers kept Jumpinthejailhouse alert on the front end to the three-quarters in 1:31.0.
Around the final turn with snow covering the infield, Jumpinthejailhouse began to inch away from the field and by the time he hit the stretch, he was two lengths ahead of his opponents. He began to veer out in the stretch but his lead strengthened, posting the mile in 2:00.3. Fomor, an Indiana sired son of Big Stick Lindy, and Kyle Cummings finished second over Con Air Hall and Dan Yetman for third.
Jumpinthejailhouse paid $7.70 for the win. The Jailhouse Jesse gelding is owned by Louis DiNicola and Dale Wareham. Weaver Bruscemi and Burke Racing Stable bred the gelding, who is trained by Kris Rickert.
Jumpinthejailhouse earned his second win of 2023 in the effort. Overall, he has 36 wins and more than $300,000 in earnings. His career best time of 1:54.3 was taken as a six-year-old at The Meadows.
Jumpinthejailhouse began his career for the Burke Stable with two qualifiers at The Meadows before shipping to Indiana for Indiana Sires Stakes action. His freshman year ended at The Meadows and he returned at three to Harrah’s Hoosier Park for more Indiana Sires Stakes action. Eventually, he relocated to the East Coast and has been in UpState New York for the past year. His win was only his second start under Rickert.
Also a winner on the Wednesday card was Indiana sired Faithful Desire, driven by Kevin Cummings. The nine-year-old Real Desire mare rallied in the final turn to stroll right on by her opponents and win the $17,500 Fillies and Mares Open in 1:56.4. Dragon Sparks and Joe Chindano Jr. finished second over another daughter of Real Desire, Candy’s Desire, who finished third for driver Kyle Cummings.
Faithful Desire paid $14.40 for the win. The veteran mare is now three for seven in 2023. She won 10 races last year and her career best time of 1:50.4 was taken as a five-year-old at Pocono Downs. She has been with her current connections since last fall.