10/15/2010 10:24PM

Ju Jitsu Jax now 2 for 3 against Immortal Eyes


Ju Jitsu Jax defeated arch-rival Immortal Eyes for the second straight time in Friday night’s $51,450 HBPA Jefferson County Commission Handicap at Charles Town.

The 4-year-old Ju Jitsu Jax, ridden by J.D. Acosta for trainer Scott Lake, led from gate to wire in the 4 1/2-furlong sprint, completing the distance in 50:72 seconds, while finishing 1 1/4 lengths in front of Immortal Eyes.

It was a repeat of their most recent meeting, in a half-mile allowance race at Timonium in late August. In June, Immortal Eyes prevailed by a half-length in the $100,000 Charles Town Dash.

Ju Jitsu Jax is now 4 for 9 this season, including three stakes.

Immortal Eyes, beaten for the first time in three starts at Charles Town, finished two lengths in front of his coupled stablemate, Love’s Strong Hart.

The millionaire 8-year-old Joey P., winner of the 2008 Charles Town Dash, was scratched.

* In the Juice ($5), the beaten even-money favorite in the Maryland Million Classic two weeks ago, cruised to a 6 1/4-length victory over 8-5 second choice No Advantage in the $51,325 HBPA Governor’s Cup Handicap.

It was the third win in the last four starts for the 4-year-old In the Juice, based in Maryland with trainer John Robb. His regular rider, Oliver Castillo, guided In the Juice to his seventh win in 26 lifetime starts, completing 1 1/8 miles in 1:532.22.

No Advantage, making his first start since June, was 1 1/2 lengths in front of the third-place finisher, pacesetter Crimson Comic.

* Maryland shipper Don’tgetsuspicious ($22.20), ridden by Erick Rodriguez for trainer Hugh McMahon, held off 35-1 longshot East Breaks by a half-length to win the $51,725 HBPA Municipalities Mayors Handicap for fillies and mares.

It was the third win in the last four starts for the 4-year-old Don’tgetsuspicious, who was coming off a seventh-place finish in an allowance race worth $110,000 at Parx Racing a month ago. She ran the seven furlongs in 1:26.16.

Miss Dolce flashed early speed and faded to last as the 3-2 favorite.