Champion Jaywalk “Like a Bear” in final Ky Oaks Work
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion Jaywalk, third in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland..
“That was exactly what we wanted,” Tyler Servis, son of trainer John Servis, said. “She left (the 5-furlong marker) like a bear. She left there running. I had her in 11 3/5 for the first eighth. She looked like she wanted to do it. She galloped out really well.”
Jaywalk, a Keeneland sales graduate, earned the 2018 Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly with victories in the Frizette (G1) at Belmont Park and Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Churchill Downs. In her 3-year-old debut, Jaywalk was fourth in the Davona Dale (G2) on March 2 at Gulfstream Park in her only start of 2019 prior to the Central Bank Ashland.
From the first crop of the Unbridled’s Song stallion Cross Traffic, Jaywalk arrived at Keeneland March 26 and has been following a schedule similar to that of 2016 Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia. The two fillies share several similarities: Cathryn Sophia raced for Cash is King, was trained by John Servis, was third in the Central Bank Ashland and resided at Keeneland for several weeks prior to moving to Churchill for the Kentucky Oaks.
She is to be ridden in the Kentucky Oaks by Javier Castellano, who also was aboard Cathryn Sophia for her Oaks win. Post positions for the race will be drawn Monday at 11 a.m.