GREAT NOTION filly JAZZY IDEA swings on Belmont turf

Jazzy Idea2GREAT NOTION’s 3-year-old daughter JAZZY IDEA shipped to New York for the $85,000 Thirty Flags S. on May 2 and showed her heels to seven other fillies, drawing off to win by four lengths.

Bred, owned and trained by Edwin Merryman, the dark bay filly was overlooked at 6-1 odds, but had never been worse than fourth in her previous eight starts. Rider Jose Lezcano held her back early in the six-furlong Thirty Flags, unleashed her as they entered the stretch, and it was just a matter of how much she’d win by as she cruised home over the yielding turf.

Last year at 2, JAZZY IDEA won twice and finished second twice, and placed fourth in her two starts in stakes company. In her race prior to her New York trip, JAZZY IDEA defeated older runners in allowance company at five furlongs on the Pimlico turf on April 20. She has now earned $135,030.

JAZZY IDEA is the sixth stakes winner for GREAT NOTION, who other performers include top turf sprinter HAVELOCK and one of last year’s best Maryland-bred juveniles, GLIB.

GREAT NOTION has 12 percent stakes horses from starters in his first four crops!