JAKE RATTLE N ROLL WINS PUNCH LINE STAKES

Owner David A. Ross made a quick return on his investment as recent claim Jake Rattle N Roll overcame early trouble and closed strongly along the rail to capture Saturday’s Punch Line Stakes at Colonial Downs. Claimed for $15,000 on June 13, Jake Rattle N Roll is trained by Michael Pino and returned $9.80 for the win.

Last year’s winner and favorite, Laure Connelly’s A Reel Buster, held on for second by a neck after dueling through early fractions of 22.55 and 45.65. Native Playboy, another Ross-owned horse trained by Pino, finished third after swinging four-wide in upper stretch.

Bryan Baker’s Humming Along closed for fourth after racing five-wide around the far turn. Hugo, winner of the John D. Marsh Stakes last month, finished fifth, with El Piston, Cryptogram, Patriot Heart, The Visualiser, and Should Expect rounding out the field.

Jake Rattle N Roll is a Maryland-bred by Bop, out of Brenta by Compelling Sound.