11/19/2012 10:17AM

Portland Meadows: Calypsonoted beats boys in Don Jackson Futurity on Oregon Championship Day


Calypsonoted, a 2-year-old filly bred, owned and trained by Eric Jensen, captured the $25,000 Don Jackson Futurity, the headline event at Oregon Championship Day for statebreds at Portland Meadows on Sunday, after a stretch-long duel with pacesetting Captainnotsosober.

The filly ran against males in the one-mile race only because the day's scheduled race for 2-year-old fillies, the Debutante, did not fill.

Prior to the race, Jensen said he didn't want to run Calypsonoted against but that the Harbor the Gold filly “might be good enough to beat them.” Calypsonoted had won the Janet Wineberg over fillies by 13 3/4 lengths.

Captainnotsosober controlled the pace on a sloppy track in the Don Jackson Futurity, but the 7-2 Calypsonoted began to edge closer turning for home as the two distanced the other eight 2-year-old Oregon-breds.

The filly had momentum and looked as if she would blow right by Captainnotsosober at midstretch, but he dug in before Anne Sanguinetti got more run out of Calypsonoted and they eased clear at the wire. She won by three-quarters of a length in 1:41.66. Captainnotsosober was 1 1/2 lengths in front of late-closing Jack the Pirate, who was 11 1/4 lengths in front of fourth-place finisher Two Socks. Favored Cantchaco rushed up but gave way after the opening half-mile before finishing ninth.

Calypsonoted paid $9.60.
“I think we have a pretty good horse,” Jensen said after the race. “I think she was only about 80 percent for this, but she just keeps getting better and better and better.”

Later, Jensen said that Calypsonoted was "really, really tired" when she returned to the barn.

Jensen said Calypsonoted would be pointed to the $35,000 Arizona Juvenile Fillies Stakes, a 6 1/2-furlong race Dec. 29 at Turf Paradise.

Calypsonoted earned $13,750 and she improved her record to 3 for 3. She has now earned $24,970.

In the other Oregon Championship stakes:

* Stopin Memo ($3.40), the older half sister of Calypsonoted, won the $12,500 Oregon Hers by a head, wearing down pacesetting Bahati Gold to win in the one-mile race in 1:40.04. Bred by Jensen, she is trained by Steve Fisher and owned by Donna Jensen. Javier Matias rode.

* Lari’s Lil Larry ($49) prevailed by a head over pace over pacesetting Kodye’s King in the 1 1/16-mile $12,500 Oregon His. Lari’s Lil King, bred by Cindy Hook, is owned and trained by Jerry Lynn. Joe Crispin rode.

* Midda’s Gold Touch ($2.60) bumped with Snowbound Hero at the start but quickly pulled clear of that one as they ran one-two in the $12,500 Lethal Grande Sprint Championship. Midda’s Gold Touch won the six-furlong race by 4 3/4 lengths in wire-to-wire style in 1:10.28 under Mark Anderson. The 4-year-old gelding sired by Harbor the Gold, sire of Calypsonoted and Captainnotsosober, was bred by Bar C Racing Stable. He is owned by Hurliman Enterprises LLC and trained by Debora Fergason.