Call Her Hero Continues Climb

Call Her Hero continues her distance journey at Prairie Meadows.

October 3, 2012

Horton Racing’s homebred Call Her Hero tries to continue her climb in the 870-yard ranks when she starts in the $25,000 Covered Bridges Stakes on Saturday night at Prairie Meadows.

Call Her Hero (Valiant Hero-Shady Caller (TB) by Caller I.D.) has won each of her three starts at 870 yards, and they have been her three latest races. She won her maiden in her 870-yard debut when she pulled away to score by 8 lengths. She then came back in a trial to the Red Cell Prairie Meadows Distance Challenge and surprised at nearly 10-1 odds while winning by 1 3/4 lengths.

That win convinced the fans of the Charlton Hunt-trained filly’s ability, and she was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the Red Cell Prairie Meadows Distance Challenge. She proved her supporters correct with a one-half length win and a starting spot in the $125,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship on October 27.

The Rachel Stephens-leased Doyles Dashing Star (Heza Fast Dash-Georgia Wildcat by Groovy (TB)) makes her Prairie Meadows debut after a win and a second-place run in Louisiana stakes races. The Gene Stephens-trained mare was awarded the Virgil Bond Stakes win at Delta Downs after a disqualification and then finished second by three-quarters of a length in the Faubourg St. John Stakes at Fair Grounds.

In the race after the Covered Bridges Stakes, Kay Sage’s Wheres Your Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Yawls Spreadn Rumors by Serious Rumors) follows a third-place finish in the $73,980 Bank of America Prairie Meadows Challenge (G2) by competing in the $20,000 Prairie Meadows Bonus Challenge at 350 yards. The Kirk Wessels-trained gelding has four wins, two seconds and a pair of thirds from eight starts at Prairie Meadows.

The Oscar Jaime Diaz Moreno-owned and -trained Vodka With Ice (Stoli-Hips So Fine by Extra Easy) makes his first start at the Iowa track after finishing third in the Bank of America Emerald Championship Challenge. His only win this year from four starts came in a minor stakes at 250 yards.