06/03/2017 9:11AM

Jayne's Idea wins Bob Bryant Stakes, paying quick dividends for Broberg

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Jayne's Idea, with David Cabrera aboard, wins the Bob Bryant Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths.

Whatever owner and trainer Karl Broberg thought he saw in the filly Jayne’s Idea, he actually did see.

Broberg’s End Zone Athletics Inc. claimed Jayne’s Idea from a $15,000 non-winners-of-two race on May 26 at Prairie Meadows. He ran her back a week later in the $65,000 Bob Bryant Stakes for Iowa-bred 3-year-old fillies, and Jayne’s Idea aired.

Aided by a prolonged speed duel between Theperfectvow and Rainbow Sparkle, and racing for the first time in blinkers, Jayne’s Idea swept wide to a 4 1/2-length victory under David Cabrera. The second-longest price in a six-horse field, Jayne’s Idea paid $25.60 to win and ran six furlongs over a fast track in 1:10.74. Rainbow Sparkle put away Theperfectvow and held on for second by a nose over Bossy Em. Bred by William Hazen, Jayne’s Idea is a daughter of Woke Up Dreamin and the End Sweep mare Star Escort.

Jayne’s Idea finished second in the race from which Broberg claimed her and came into the Bryant with an Iowa-bred maiden win from her five starts, none of which had come in stakes, but she stepped up Friday night.

Theperfectvow, the favorite, became unsettled in the gate, broke a beat slow, then came through between horses to make the lead, but Rainbow Sparkle jumped to her flank in the first furlong. The two ran as a team through splits of 22.24 and 45.13 seconds, both riders going hard around the turn as Cabrera kept Jayne’s Idea wide and in the clear, stalking from fourth.

Theperfectvow forged to the lead at the top of the homestretch but quickly shortened stride as Jayne’s Idea, racing outside the pacesetters and Bossy Em, found her best stride. She made the lead through five furlongs in 57.80 seconds and drew clear to the finish – perhaps just as her new owner and trainer had envisioned it a week ago.