06/08/2002 12:00AM

Leo's Last Hurrahy takes TTA Sales Futurity

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Leo's Last Hurrahy remained perfect in three career starts when he rallied through the stretch to win the $150,580 colts and geldings division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity by 1.25 lengths over Action Tonight at Lone Star Park on Saturday.

Earlier on the card, 28-1 longshot Jazz Lady exploded to the lead into the stretch and went on to an authoritative six length win in the $142,040 filly division of the race.

Leo's Last Hurrahy($11.60) settled a few lengths behind favorite Lonely Concorde, who ran the opening quarter of the five furlong race in a brisk 21.79 seconds. The eventual winner picked up steam midway on the turn, and went on to get the distance over a fast track in 58.61 seconds.

"I started to shake him up about the five-sixteenth pole, and he responded then rolled right on by them like he always does," said jockey Buck Harris, who rode Leo's Last Hurrahy for owner Ken Murphy and trainer Bob Young.

Sockitaway finished third, while Lonely Concorde did well to hold for fourth over a track that was kinder to closers.

In the filly division, Jazz Lady($59.80) broke a step slow, raced behind a quick pace set by 31-1 shot Kristys Gold Star, then went on to cover five furlongs in 59.29 seconds.

"Midway on the turn she just couldn't wait to go," said Roman Chapa, who rode Jazz Lady for trainer Bret Calhoun. "When we turned for home, I let her go and she just opened up on them."

Kristys Gold Star finished second, a neck in front of third-place finisher Afternoon Dreams.

Santa Fe Strip, the strongest half of an entry that was favored at 4-5, ran a dull race to finish seventh. "Something went wrong with the filly," said Gerard Melancon, who rode Santa Fe Strip. "She's displaced [her palate] before, and I think that's exactly what happened."

Jazz Lady is the first stakes winner for first-crop sire Indian Charlie. She races for Carl Moore Management and Wesley Cooper. Cooper also won the filly division of the TTA Sales Futurity in 1996 with Cooper's Top Angel.

The Jazz Lady-Kristys Gold Star exacta returned $736.40.

* Attendance at Lone Star on Saturday was 16,338. The track handled $4,071,193 on its 11-race card, and another $824,888 on its simulcast of the Belmont Stakes from Belmont Park.