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California Angel captures Keeneland’s Jessamine Stakes

Chris Walsh’s California Angel trailed in the early going of Keeneland’s $200,000 Jessamine Stakes (G2) on Wednesday, but circled horses to reach contention on the turn, closed steadily on the outside down the stretch and was up in the final strides to win by a head. It was the stakes debut for the 2-year-old filly by California Chrome, now 3-2-01 with $213,700 in earnings for trainer George Leonard, III. At the 2021 OBS June Sale, she breezed an eighth in :10 3/5 and was purchased for $5,500 out of the Little Farm Equine consignment. watch her under tack video