Leading trainer Jamie Ness and leading jockey Jaime Rodriguez team up to take feature
Wilmington, Del., August 25, 2021 — Troy Johnson and Jagger Inc.’s Cashing Big Checks notched her first career victory in the Delaware-bred-or–certified restricted $50,000 Blue Hen Stakes at Delaware Park today.
The 2-year-old daughter of Mr. Big is conditioned by the leading trainer at the meet, Jamie Ness with 37 wins and was ridden by the leading jockey, Jaime Rodriguez with 56 wins.
The California-bred won by a nose over Mama G’s Wish with Xavier Perez. It was 9 ¼-lengths farther back to the 3-to-5 favorite in the field of four, My Boss with Daniel Centeno, in third.
Cashing Big Checks covered the five and a half furlongs in 1:05.38 over a fast main track.
In her only other career outing, she finished second in a five furlong maiden at Delaware Park on August 4th.
“She gave me everything today,” said winning jockey Jaime Rodriguez. “She kept fighting all the way to end and she gave me everything in the end.”
She raised her career record to a win from two starts with earnings of $39,500.