Hennessy's Hope wins
Speed and determination are a recipe for success in a horse race, and Hennessy's Hope had both in breaking his maiden at Bay Meadows. Hennessy's Hope sprung from the gate alertly and opened up a clear early lead. He headed into the turn with a daylight lead but drifted out slightly on the turn leaving a seam along the rail. Hennessy's Hope was actually passed inside the eighth pole, but he fought back gamely to rally to the lead again while also withstanding a late challenge from the outside.
Trainer O.J. Jauregui said, "The jockey rode a great race. It looked like we might get beat in the stretch, but he got Hennessy's Hope to start running again. When he got going again you could tell that he was going to win. The horse showed a lot of determination. It's always fun to win."
A four-year-old son of Johannesburg, Hennessy's Hope now has a win and two seconds from five career starts.