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Curly Jack Has ‘Good Foundation Under Him,’ May Train Up To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Good Magic colt Curly Jack takes the G3 Iroquois at Churchill Downs

Iroquois Stakes winner Curly Jack may train up to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, trainer Tom Amoss told the Daily Racing Form on Monday. The 2-year-old son of Good Magic was making his fourth start in the Grade 3 contest at Churchill Downs.

“I don't have an issue with running a horse like him off a layoff,” Amoss told DRF. “He's got a good foundation under him with four starts already.”

Bred in Kentucky by Betz/J.Betz/Burns/Camaquiki/C.Kidder/et. al., Curly Jack was a $180,000 yearling purchase at the Keeneland September sale. Owner Mike McLaughlin sent the colt to Amoss and he won at first asking, taking a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight at Churchill on June 2, 2022. From there, Curly Jack tried graded company at Saratoga in the G3 Sanford, but faded to fifth after vying for the early lead.

Amoss brought him back to Kentucky and sent him out to finish second in the Ellis Park Juvenile over seven furlongs, beaten just a head after a rough start and long stretch battle. He returned to win the G3 Iroquois by a length on Saturday.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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