Apr 03, 2015
Lukas to send Henry Jones to Lexington Stakes
By: SPORTS NETWORK
Hot Springs, AR (SportsNetwork.com) - Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is looking to send 3-year-old colt Henry Jones to Keeneland for next week's Lexington Stakes.
Owned by Holy Cow Stables, Henry Jones made a successful return to the races on Wednesday at Oaklawn Park in an entry-level allowance race. Racing for the first time since Oct. 22, the colt posted a length victory as the 4-1 second pick in the seven-horse field. He covered the distance in 1:10.07 on a fast track.
"It was a pretty impressive comeback race," Lukas said. "Running 1:10, I think he probably earned his way into the Lexington."
Henry Jones had four starts a 2-year-old in 2014, breaking his maiden in the third start at Churchill Downs after a pair of races at Saratoga. He finished third behind Eagle in an allowance race at Keeneland but had a shin problem that sidelined him until this week.
The $250,000 Lexington Stakes, at 1 1/16 miles, offers a total of 17 points as part of the Kentucky Derby points system. The winner receives 10 points with the next three finishers getting 4, 2, and 1, respectively.
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