Trainer Jason Servis will send his charge Ju Ju Eyeballs,
who is currently a perfect 3-for-3 in stakes events on the turf at Monmouth,
into Sunday’s Fort Monmouth Stakes in search of her fourth career stakes win.
doing great, really well,” Servis said, “She ran an awesome last race coming
off the layoff. Paco (jockey Lopez) rode her great and she came out perfect.”
In her last
race Ju Ju Eyeballs sprinted five and a half furlongs on the turf in 1:01 1/5
in her first race back from a nine month layoff to claim victory by nearly two
lengths in the Klassy Briefcase Stakes at Monmouth on July 13.
When asked about the layoff Servis
said, “She had throat surgery so we gave her some time off, but she came out
excellent. Couldn’t have asked for better.”
Ju Ju Eyeballs also came out on top
in her two stakes tries on grass last year, winning both the Just Smashing and
Crank It Up Stakes in Oceanport. She will again try the turf this Sunday in the
“Her turf races are great,” said
Servis. “She prefers the dirt a little more, but she’s versatile.”
A 4-year-old filly by Gators N
Bears out of the Smarten mare Savvy Lady, Ju Ju Eyeballs has won seven of his
14 lifetime starts, four of which have come on grass, good for $247,010 in lifetime
A Mr. Amore Stable color-bearer, Ju
Ju Eyeballs is the morning line favorite at 5-2, but will face stiff
competition in graded stakes runner Allaboutcaroline, second choice on the line
at 7-2. A field of 11 is set to sprint five and a half furlongs this Sunday in
search of the Fort
Monmouth’s $60,000 purse.
“She’ll probably be towards the
front of the pack,” Servis said. “She breaks on top every time, so we expect
her to be up there.”
Jockey Paco Lopez will return
aboard Ju Ju Eyeballs in the Fort
Monmouth, which will go
as race 10 on Sunday’s 11-race card.