Stanton Flurry’s Flurry Racing Stables’ Mr. Misunderstood will remain in his Churchill Downs backyard as he seeks his third consecutive victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Jefferson Cup (Listed) for trainer Brad Cox.
“I think it’s good to keep him at home,” Cox said. “He ran a great effort in the Super Derby and he’s been training great since then.”
Named after the Eric Church hit, “Mr. Misunderstood”, the 3-year-old son of Archarcharch is perfect in five career starts over the turf course with the only blemishes in his career coming in dirt races.
“He looks great,” said Flurry, 27, a native of Hot Springs, Ark. “I’m heading to Churchill now for the race and I hope he runs like he’s been all summer.”
The complete Jefferson Cup field from the rail out (with jockey and morning line odds): Bronson (Corey Lanerie, 5-1); Giant Payday (Chris Landeros 9-2); Mr. Misunderstood (Florent Geroux, 7-5); Your Way (James Graham, 12-1); My Bariley (Jose Valdivia Jr., 10-1); Guest Suite (Brian Hernandez Jr., 6-1); Mr Cub (Joe Rocco Jr., 8-1); and Adonis Creed (Shaun Bridgmohan, 8-1).
Mr. Misunderstood will carry 120 pounds while the others will tote 118.