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                                Kisses To Yawl Handicap
by Luis Prieto Zamudio, translation by Eduardo Silveyra
  The Handicap in honor of the runner Kisses To Yawl is for runners four years and older who were entered to race at 440 yards for the prize of $251,000 pesos (approx. $13,088 US).
The mare Litely Political was the choice of this race when picking the winner due to her race record, especially since 2018 when she won in five of her seven starts and all of them in stakes events. In two of those, she finished second, one of them being the Kisses To Yawl Handicap where she was defeated by Exquisite Stride, one of her rivals this day. The other was the Champion of Champions, in which she finished in second.
The start for this year’s Kisses To Yawl Handicap was good for everyone, with minimal advantage to Litely Political, who was pressured by Exquisite Stride (#3) on her right side. These two formidable runners established a very even duel, while the geld- ing Suga Tai Can Fly (# 1) moved very close to the internal rail.
The race surprised the crowd, seeing that in each stride Exquisite Stride would match and move ahead of the famous Litely Political. Exquisite Stride, well managed by José Ángel
Ambrosio Medina, contin- ued his move and crossed
the finish line with a neck’s advantage, winning the same race he did in 2018 when he won by the same margin but in a time of :21.12 seconds and a 108 speed index, better than the :21.44 seconds this time for a 95 speed index.
Exquisite Stride, a son of
Carters Cartel out of the mare Tinys Lil Jess (by Mr Jess Perry), was raised in the United States by John Andreini. He debuted in Mexico on July 9, 2017, precisely in the same Kisses
To Yawl Handicap that is now reported, but
in which he came in seventh place. Previously in the United States, he won the Evangeline Downs Derby, the Miss Policy Classic-G3 and the Esplanade Stakes, as well as being a finalist in the All American Futurity-G1.
In Mexico, this is the second stales
that he has scored, adding to his account $117,500 pesos (approximately $6,127 US) to bring his total earnings to more than 4,601,000 pesos. It was his ninth win in 24
performances, with five sec- onds and two third places.
José Guadalupe “Lupillo” García received him at the end of the race for his trip to the winner’s circle, where he was accompanied by trainer Jorge Adrián Jarillo Sánchez and the Cuadra Cartas Blancas team.
Litely Political (Apolitical Jess-Strobe Lite) finished in sec-
ond place under the direction of Alejandro Gómez Díaz. She belongs to Cuadra San Judas Tadeo and was saddled by trainer Víctor Jarillo Sánchez.
Suga Tai Can Fly (Tempting Dash-Juanita Mi Amor) made a good race in the hands of Juan Carlos Alvarado Romo for Cuadra El Renacimiento and trainer Ismael Ayala Salas, being third at the neck of Litely Political.
Followed by the sorrel colt Jess La Jolla Blue (Jess Louisiana Blue-Tobrendawithlove) with Silvestre Mar at the reins for owner Cuadra Zamarrero and trainer Gonzalo Bastida Pacheco.
Hipodromo de las Americas $13,088 • 440 yards :21.44 • si 95
Corona Cartel
Carters Cartel
Jumping Tac Flash EXQUISITE STRIDE, ‘12-h.
Mr Jess Perry
Tinys Lil Jess
Tinys First Down
      206 SPEEDHORSE, August 2019
Exquisite Stride wins his second Handicap Kisses To Yawl Handicap.
Miguel A. Espinoza: Hipodoromo de las Americas

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