Plot the Dots with Jockey Jevian Toledo after their victory. (Maryland Jockey Club)
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LAUREL, Md. – Built Wright Racing Stable’s Plot the Dots became a stakes winner for the first time in his 33rd career start, putting away 2021 Maryland Million Classic winner Ournationonparade in the final furlong and rolling to a five-length score in the $75,000 Jennings.
One of three horses in the Jennings owned and trained by Norman ‘Lynn’ Cash, Plot the Dots ($12) gave jockey Jevian Toledo his second straight stakes win on the program following 3-year-old filly L Street Lady in the $100,000 Xtra Heat.
Plot the Dots was making his fifth start since being claimed for $40,000 by Cash last fall at Laurel. He had raced in 11 previous stakes, placing twice.
“I always like the back class and he had a lot of back class,” Cash said. “He wasn’t running particularly well at the time so we were hoping we could get him back to his ways and, man, what a race today.”
Toledo and Plot the Dots were unhurried as stablemate Monday Morning Qb, the 2020 Maryland Million Classic winner, and 50-1 long shot Whiskey and You raced through splits of 23.94 and 47.66 seconds. Even-money favorite Ournationonparade was in the clear three wide and rolled up to the lead around the far turn, followed closely by Plot the Dots, running side by side into mid-stretch before Plot the Dots took over.
“He really likes this track,” Cash said. “He’s going to stay here where he likes it. Great ride by Toledo. For a second I thought he was backing up when he was resting him, but then he came on with the long stretch. What a fun day.”
Galerio came on to be second, two lengths ahead of Ournationonparade. One Ten, Exculpatory, Whiskey and You, Ain’t Da Beer Cold and Monday Morning Qb completed the order of finish.
The Jennings honors William Jennings Sr., one of Maryland’s greatest horsemen whose Glengar Farm was located six miles from historic Pimlico Race Course. Jennings bred, owned and trained 1887 Preakness winner Dunboyne. His grandson, Henry S. Clark, followed in his footsteps and was inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame in 1982.