09/13/2017 5:19PM

Bibbidibobbidi Boo, Jersey Justice upset statebred juvenile stakes at Indiana Grand

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Bibbidibobbidi Boo returned $18 for her 2 1/4-length win in the City of Anderson Stakes on Wednesday at Indiana Grand.

Bibbidibobbidi Boo and Jersey Justice both posted upsets in a pair of stakes races for Indiana-bred 2-year-olds Wednesday at Indiana Grand.

Bibbidibobbidi Boo pressed a hot pace in the $106,650 City of Anderson Stakes for fillies, put away pace rival Ever Wonder at the top of the stretch, and went on to a 2 1/4-length victory over Regal Wildcat, with Ever Wonder holding third.

Bibbidibobbidi Boo was ridden by Marcelino Pedroza for trainer Mike Lauer, the co-breeder of Bibbidibobbidi Boo along with her owner, Penny Lauer. Bibbidibobbidi Boo had raced once before, winning an Indiana-bred maiden race by almost seven lengths on Aug. 15.

Still, Bibbidibobbidi Boo was an 8-1 chance Wednesday, and though she benefitted from a main track that was very kind to front-runners, she ran well to hold up through fast splits of 21.54 and 44.83 on the way to a six-furlong clocking of 1:11.81. Bibbidibobbidi Boo paid $18 to win, and gave the Lauers another stakes winner from the Roar mare Hush U Dreamer. Bibbidibobbidi Boo, by Into Mischief, is a sister to multiple Indiana-bred stakes winner Dreamin Big, an 11-time winner with earnings of more than $600,000.

Bibbidibobbidi Boo clocked a faster time than males one race later in the $105,200 Hillsdale Stakes, won by 8-1 shot Jersey Justice, who was timed in 1:12.07 for six furlongs. Jersey Justice also was part of a hot pace, racing between Express Win and heavily favored Its Just Fate through splits of 21.67 and 44.80. Both Jersey Justice’s pace rivals wilted from the pace, but Jersey Justice kept on determinedly, winning by 2 1/2 lengths over 76-1 shot Buck Dynasty, with 57-1 Mo Money one length farther back in third. Its Just Fate, who was 1-2, crossed the finish eighth.

Jersey Justice paid $18.40 to win and keyed a 50-cent trifecta that returned $3,740.

Deshawn Parker rode the winner for trainer Tom Amoss and owner Maggi Moss, who purchased Jersey Justice at auction for just $10,000. Jersey Justice, by Jersey Town out of Vain Vixen, by Good and Tough, had won his debut by 2 1/2 lengths but finished third, well beaten by Its Just Fate, in a July 26 allowance race.

“They told me just send him out there,” Parker said. “Last time he got a little tired, but he just kept going today.”