11/08/2011 5:04PM

Delta Downs: Drill, Jake Mo pre-entered for Delta Downs Jackpot

Shigeki Kikkawa
Drill has been pre-entered for the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot on Nov. 19.

Drill and Jake Mo, who ran in separate Breeders’ Cup races last weekend, were among 17 horses pre-entered Tuesday for the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot. The 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-olds will be run in Vinton, La., on Nov. 19. Final entries will be taken Nov. 16.

Delta also took pre-entries Tuesday for the Grade 3, $500,000 Delta Downs Princess, a one-mile race for 2-year-old fillies on the Jackpot card. There were 16 pre-entered, including Candrea, a Breeders’ Cup alum and the runner-up in the Grade 1 Oak Leaf; Citizen Advocate, a multiple stakes winner who took the local prep; Now I Know, an undefeated stakes winner; and Culotte, who was a supplemental nominee at a cost of $5,500.

Drill, winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, was 10th in the $2 million BC Juvenile on Saturday. Jake Mo ran in the BC Juvenile Sprint last Friday and was fifth. Allen Milligan, who trains Jake Mo, said the horse emerged from the race full of himself and the decision to pre-enter the horse in the Jackpot keeps the race options open. The pre-entry fee was $1,000.

Jake Mo, who is stabled at Lone Star Park near Dallas, was a wire-to-wire winner of the $75,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile at Prairie Meadows in July. In the BC Juvenile Sprint, he did not get the break and rallied from next to last under jockey Mike Smith.

“He came out of the race super, bucking and squealing around the shed row,” Milligan said Tuesday. “I don’t think things went his way at Churchill after he got away bad. Mike did all he could do to get him up to fifth. The horse left himself with too much to do.”

Milligan and Stephen Brown, who owns Jake Mo, will be considering several factors before making a final decision on running in the Jackpot. The race would be the first beyond six furlongs for Jake Mo.

“We’re just kind of playing it by ear,” Milligan said. “We’ll just monitor everything, see who’s going in there, and decide if we want to try to go a route of ground right now.”

Others pre-entered were My Adonis, who won the $200,000 Jean Lafitte at Delta; Seven Lively Sins, runner-up in the Grade 3 Iroquois at Churchill; Dougs Buddy, an undefeated stakes winner from Northlands Park; Longview Drive; Laurie’s Rocket; Sabercat; Basmati; Tiz Moe; No Spin; Alsvid; Mr. Prankster; Flashy Kid; Noble Alex; O’Prado Again; and So Brilliant.

The maximum gate is 10 horses, and if more enter back in the Jackpot, My Adonis would have first preference into the field by virtue of his win in the local prep, the Jean Lafitte. The second preference is given to horses who have placed in a Grade 1 or Grade 2; third preference is given to horses who have placed in a graded stakes; and the fourth preference is lifetime earnings through Tuesday.

Clever Trevor draws field of 10

The $100,000 Clever Trevor, which last year was won by future Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile hero Caleb’s Posse, will be renewed Friday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The seven-furlong race for 2-year-olds drew a field of 10 horses when entries were taken Wednesday.

Alsvid, undefeated winner of the $75,000 Kip Deville last month at Remington, will start as one of the favorites. Chris Landeros has the mount for trainer Chris Hartman. The other stakes winner in the field is Sword Trick.

Fasig-Tipton sale at Lone Star

Fasig-Tipton Texas has catalogued 131 horses to a winter mixed sale that will be held at Lone Star on Dec. 12. The auction will begin at noon and will be held in the sales pavilion that is located in the stable area.

The auction features broodmares, yearlings, and horses of racing age. A number of the racing prospects available are owned by Stephen Baker. The list of consignors includes 4M Ranch and Benchmark Training Center.

◗ A second-level allowance sprint Thursday night at Delta has drawn stakes winners Lawson’s Lady, Sweet Ruston, and Why Wear Shoes. The five-furlong race is for fillies and mares and carries an optional claiming price of $20,000.

◗ Allen Milligan, who is a past training champ at Oaklawn Park, will begin moving horses into the Hot Springs, Ark., track Monday. The meet opens Jan. 13. Oaklawn is opening its stable area Monday, while the track will open for training Nov. 21.