JET WINGS ONE WINS AGAIN, SCORES IN GRADE 2 MISS PRINCESS
Connie Moon’s Jet Wings One remained unbeaten in 2022 after a gate to wire victory in the Grade 2, $50,000 Miss Princess Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos.
Jet Wings One is also a three-time stakes winner at the Orange County track after adding this effort to her wins in the John Deere Juvenile Challenge in May of 2021 and her recent ½ length in the Denim N Diamond Handicap on February 26. Her win in the Denim N Diamonds came against a field that included Gentry Farms’ AQHA champion aged mare Kiss Thru Fire, which lead to their anticipated rematch in the Miss Princess. Kiss Thru Fire was more involved early in the Miss Princess, but Jet Wings One’s quick breaking ability was the difference maker, as she won by a neck in a 350-yard time of :17.429.
Armando Cervantes, the meet’s leading Quarter Horse rider, piloted the 4-year-old mare by EC Jet One from post number 10. Monty Arrossa saddled Jet Wings One, who earned $27,500 for the win. She’s now made $138,655 while winning six of her 11 race career. Bred by Connie Moon’s husband, the late Dan Moon, Jet Wings One has finished in the top three in nine of those outings.
Ridden by Ramon Sanchez for trainer Juan Aleman, Kiss Thru Fire has hit the board in all three of races this season. Kiss Thru Fire began the season by winning the Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap for the second year in a row. A slow start led to a third-place finish in the Denim N Diamonds before she finished second in the Miss Princess. The Walk Thru Fire mare earned $11,250 for her runner-up effort to take lifetime earnings to $586,025.
Johnny Trotter’s Famous Shining Star, a game winner in the Virginia Hyland Stakes on March 13, earned $6,250 for running third. In My Heart, La Estrella Corona, College Scandal, Go To Girl, Elphaba, Ojd Chavela J, and Ms Ko completed the field. The next major race for mares will be the inaugural running of the $100,000 Abigail Kawananakoa Stakes on June 12.