La Chancla, More Than Just a Flip Flop

November 10, 2019

For Latinos who grew up under the rule of La Chancla chances are your mom gave you a swift wack with one. For those after growing up that got struck by one you probably made your significant other pretty angry.

La Chancla is basically a flip flop that’s used as a weapon or a disciplinary device getting a spanking from your mom with a La Chancla was no laughing matter. For LNJ foxwoods owners of the horse La Chancla, shelling out a cool $775k for a Uncle Mo bay filly hopefully will not be punishing like her name. The nicely bred La Chancla is a half-sister to Southern Honey (Colonel John), GSW, $223,017; Cali Thirty Seven (Eskendereya), MSW, $271,060; and Shangroyal (Shanghai Bobby), MSP, $190,569. She was bred in Kentucky by Atlas Farm and Conor Doyle.

The Rodolphe Brissete trained filly had a bit of a slow start by some peoples indications managing a 4th place finish in her debut at Churchill Downs back in May. The OBSMar Juvenile quickly turned things around on her second attempt to break her maiden when she did so at Belmont Park. La Chancla under Jose Ortiz powered home in a 6.5 furlong affair closing in on her rival. La Chancla was sent off as the 9/5 favorite in the race.

La Chancla showed up at Saratoga Race Course a month later in a NW1 Allowance going off as the favorite this time yet again shortening up in distance at 6 furlongs. La Chancla Beyer wise had a slight regression however won the race swung 5 wide and pulling away in 1:09.83 with some really blistering fractions set by the pace setter.

La Chancla was moved up in class and sent off to Charlestown to try the 7 furlongs G3 Oaks, this time on a muddy track. Breaking from post position 1 and getting hemmed up on the rail the entire way was not a recipe for a win. We believe La Chancla had her first taste of what it’s like to be to get pinned on the rail and she was dealing with a new surface. This was her 2nd declining Beyer number in a row and from the looks of it she’s been laid up for a bit getting a much needed rest. Running 4 races in that short stretch may have indicated she needed some time off. We feel as though La Chancla will develop into a really nice filly. We will keep you posted on Uncle Mo filly and her progress moving forward.

LNJ Foxwoods is certainly enjoying a banner year especially with the one of a kind Covfefe who just came off a dazzling performance in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare sprint. Keep your eye on LNJ Foxwood runners as they seem to be very well meant and extremely well placed. This is a quality ownership group no doubt.

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