Heading into April 22nd’s Weber City Miss, all eyes were on Jenda’s Agenda. She was the odds-on favorite going into the 1 1/16-mile race for three-year-old fillies that was tapped as a “Win and You’re In” event for the May 19 $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2).
Unfortunately for Jenda’s Agenda, the Laurel Park track veterinarian surprisingly scratched her pre-race because she wasn’t pleased with how she jogged getting off the van from her trip to the track from Delaware Park. Rain turned the track into a wet and sloppy one, and trainer Larry Jones considered the scratch a blessing in disguise not having to run in such horrible weather racing conditions.
Jenda’s Agenda was undefeated in her previous three career starts, a record made even more impressive when she didn’t train all that much for the Caesar’s Wish thanks to cold temperatures.
“She ran very, very well,” said Jones referring to the Caesar’s Wish performance. “The thing about that race, I was just awful proud of surviving it. We had shipped her out of New Orleans and that filly had only been able to go to the track one day out of 12. She had been hung in the barn just having to (walk the) shed row for that, so I was just awful proud to get out of that race in one piece and with a victory.”
Lights of Medina became the new odds-on favorite following Jenda Agenda’s scratch and she would win the Weber City Miss in a time of 1:45.22. Forever Liesl finished second and Frank’s Folly was third.