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Jordan’s Henny pays $120 in Hurricane Bertie (G3) presented by Fasig-Tipton upset

Jan 27, 2018
Michael Tomlinson-trained filly nips Curlin’s Approval in deep stretch.

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Jordan’s Henny, the longest shot in the field at 50-1, surged past favorite Curlin’s Approval approaching the wire to win Hurricane Bertie (G3) presented by Fasig-Tipton by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Under jockey Tyler Gaffalione, the gray daughter of Henny Hughes completed her run from off the pace just in time to deny Curlin’s Approval, a seven-time winner at the track. Jordan’s Henny completed the seven furlongs in 1:23.68 and paid $120.00. Rich Mommy was third, another three-quarters of a length behind Curlin’s Approval.

Bred and co-owned by E Ervine Woolsey and Ralph Kinder and trained by Michael Tomlinson, the 4-year-old improved her record at Gulfstream Park to 2-1-1 from four starts. She broke her maiden at Gulfstream Park in Dec. 2016 and finished second in the Davona Dale (G2) and third in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) in 2017.

Hurricane Bertie (G3) Quotes

Trainer Michael Tomlinson (Jordan’s Henny) “She is quite a prize. She’s come off of a layoff, she’s had a hard campaign last year. We freshened her and the owners let us do what we needed to do. Everyone discounted her, but this filly has a lot of class and we’re just thrilled to death with the outcome of today. Tyler (Gaffalione) and I discussed the amount of speed in the race and he did such a wonderful job and we’re just tickled to death for everyone involved.”

“If you look at her form, she’s got back class all the way. She ran very competitive here last year and she had just been working so well and so easy, doing everything we asked her to do. What the owners and I talked about whether we could find an allowance race or running her here, we opted to run her here at Gulfstream and I’ll be the first to tell you my heart wanted to run here, but the trainer instinct said to give her an easier race to start with, but it’s worked out and it’s been a great ride with this filly.” 

“I told Tyler to just let him go and said she will come running and that’s the way it worked out. She runs well here and it’s just a privilege to be here.”

Jockey Tyler Gaffalione (Jordan’s Henny) "The filly broke well today. She put herself in a real nice spot and was relaxed back there. When I picked her up at the three-eighths pole, she started giving me more down the lane, had a big stride and was all horse today.

“Hat's off to Mike. He did a great job and it's always a pleasure to ride for him.

“The owners really like this horse. They had a lot of confidence in her and were just hoping she showed up today."

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