Daughter Of Just Jenda Set For Graded Stakes Debut In Doubledogdare

Trainer Larry Jones and his wife, Cindy, have five broodmares, including three-time graded stakes winner Just Jenda.

On Friday, Just Jenda’s 4-year-old daughter, Jenda’s Agenda, will make her graded stakes debut in the 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland‘s main track.

“She is the first foal to race out of that mare,” Larry Jones said. “It feels good (to have one like that). And Proud Citizen (Jenda’s Agenda’s sire) has been good to us.”

Jenda’s Agenda won her first three career races in 2017, including a small stakes at Laurel before going on the shelf for 11 months until her next start.

“She had some bone bruising after her third race last year, and we gave her the time off,” Jones said.

Jenda’s Agenda returned in February at Fair Grounds, finishing second in a 6-furlong sprint, and then took an allowance race at Oaklawn Park at the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare distance.

“She has done well since her race at Oaklawn and done well here,” Jones said. “Friday will be her first start in a graded stakes, so hopefully we can move onward and upward.”

Florent Geroux, who was aboard for the Oaklawn victory, has the mount Friday. Geroux is tied with Corey Lanerie with eight wins apiece to lead all jockeys through the first half of the 16-day Spring Meet.

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