11/06/2016 6:59PM

Woodie B Awesome improves second time on turf in Jeff and Jack Coady Stakes

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Woodie B Awesome (4), under Jake Barton, defeats Cable Jett by a head in the Jeff and Jack Coady Stakes.

PHOENIX – Woodie B Awesome couldn’t beat Risky Venture and Cable Jett when sixth behind those runners in a turf race here Oct. 22, but he had ample traffic issues. That was also his first turf start and first outing against winners. Well, that experience and a trouble-free trip helped Woodie B Awesome turn the tables as the son of Awesome Gambler gamely prevailed in Sunday’s $25,000 Jeff and Jack Coady Sr. Stakes at Turf Paradise.

Owned by Andy Spitalny and trained by J. J. Kruljac, Woodie B Awesome ($9.80) bided his time early in the mile event for 3-year-olds and up, moved up and out for room coming into the lane, and finished gamely under Jake Barton to win by a head over a stubborn Cable Jett. Cable Jett, who set the pace, stayed on gamely for second, a length in front of 9-5 favorite Arizona Moon, who was third in the field of eight.

Woodie B Awesome ran the distance in 1:35.92. The winner’s share of $15,035 gives him earnings of $34.730 from two wins in 10 starts.

Eyesadreamin takes Chandler Stakes

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Eyesadreamin, coming off a romping win over this course Oct. 23, successfully stepped up in class to capture Sunday’s $25,000 Chandler Stakes at a mile on turf. Owned by Double Kee LLC and trained by Bobbie Grissom, Eyesadreamin ($11.80) sat last early in the six-horse field of fillies and mares, pitched wide on the far turn to commence her run under Jake Barton, and powered home to grab the lead inside the furlong pole before drawing off to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Complimentary, the 1-5 favorite, pressed early pacesetter Tactics through brisk splits, took over turning for home and while no match for the winner stayed on for second, well clear of Trinni, who finished third in the field of six.

Eyesadreamin, a 3-year-old daughter of Ez Dreamer, ran the mile on firm turf in 1:36.50. The winner’s share of $15,345 pushes her bankroll to $37,835 from three wins in 10 starts.