Redbud Road and Awesome Belle, a pair of 2-year-old daughters of Awesome of Course, completed a one-two finish in the $100,000 J J'sDream S. July 2 at Calder (VIDEO
Both chestnut fillies were making their stakes debut in the 5 1/2-furlong contest after impressive maiden wins at Calder in the previous month for owner/breeder Jacks or Better Farm Inc. Awesome Belle secured the fourth spot out of the gate, with Redbud Road a couple of lengths behind her stablemate. The latter took the overland route coming into the stretch to gain the advantage over Awesome Belle, who made the front between calls, with a furlong to go. The pair pulled away from the field in the late stages, with Redbud Road a half-length in front at the wire. Redbud Road was three lengths clear of the show horse.
After the $60,000 payday, Redbud Road is the leading earner on the year for her sire. She is now 2-1-0 in three starts, while Awesome Belle is 1-1-1 in a similar number of races.
Redbud Road is the first stakes winner for his dam Ladyinareddress, who was a stakes winner herself. The mare is also a half-sister to Journeyman Stud's stallion Hear No Evil.
Awesome Belle, out of Bayou Plans, is a half-sister to three stakes winners, led by Forego S. (G1) winner Midas Eyes and multiple Grade 3 winner Bayou's Lassie.
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