National Jockey Club Handicap Notes
|Hawthorne Racecourse stakes nominations (4/6/04)
Contact: Jim Miller
Ten Most Wanted Heads National Jockey Club Handicap
STICKNEY, IL -- James Chisholm, Michael Jarvis & Horizon Stable's Ten Most Wanted heads a list of 19 nominees for the running of the Grade 3, $250,000 National Jockey Club Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course. To be contested on April 17, the NJC Handicap is for three-year-olds and up to go 1 1/8 miles on the main track.
Trained by Wally Dollase, Ten Most Wanted emerged as a major player on the national scene last year with his victory in the Grade 2 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. He would follow up that race with a second place finish in both the Belmont (G1) and Swaps (G2) before going on to win the Travers (G1) and Super Derby (G2). After an eighth place finish in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic to close out the year and a fifth place finish in the New Orleans Handicap to open 2004, Ten Most Wanted will be looking to return to form where he started to put it all together in 2003, returning to Hawthorne for the NJC Handicap.
Listed Below is the complete list of nominees for the NJC Handicap: