Nick Zito trained Jackson Bend will try to stamp himself as one of the early favorites for The 2010 Kentucky Derby-G1 as he competes against 8 others in the The Holy Bull S.-G 3 at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt owned in partnership by Robert V. LaPenta and Jacks or Better Farm, Inc., who has already bankrolled over $450,000, swept the 2009 Florida Stallion Series in the 2-year-old colt division.
Pocket Aces Racing, L.L.C will be rooting for Jackson Bend has he is closely related to their 3-year-old filly, by Cozzene, Dixie's Hope. Dixie's Hope is training well with Joe Deegan in LaGrange, Ky and is currently on track to make her debut at the Keeneland April meet.
Jackson Bend, who will break from the 9 hole, has been established as the 5/2 morning ling favorite for the One Mile event and will be piloted by Jeremy Rose.
Everyone at Pocket Aces Racing wishes Jackson Bend and his connections the best of racing luck!!!