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Challenge Day at Les Bois

Challenge races rule at Les Bois Park.

Q-Racing Journal
July 3, 2013

PCQHRA Breeders Futurity (G2) runner-up JR Dynasty Mountain racing in the Adequan Les Bois Derby Challenge heads an AQHA Racing Challenge-dominated program at Les Bois Park on Saturday.

Also on the card are the John Deere Les Bois Juvenile Challenge and the Red Cell Les Bois Distance Challenge.

J R Stables’ JR Dynasty Mountain (FDD Dynasty-Prissy B Panther by Panther Mountain) started his career in the Northwest and is back after competing successfully at Los Alamitos. He won his PCQHRA Breeders Futurity trial by 2 lengths and then, despite a troubled trip, finished second in the futurity at 5-2 odds. In his final start at Los Alamitos, he was a close third in his Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1) trial.

Delray Talbot’s Dewey Cox (Wave Carver-Apollos Winner by Apollo (TB)) has won six of his latest seven starts with one second. The Tony Hyde-trained gelding earned his spot in the derby with a nose win in his trial and the second-fastest time of :19.769.

In the John Deere Les Bois Juvenile Challenge, Richard Frandsen’s homebred SS Paydirt (Carters Cartel-Mia Ta Fame by Dash Ta Fame) stands out after winning two of three starts and being disqualified from the win in the other race, the Bitterroot Futurity (RG3). The Blaine Hadley-trained gelding romped to a 3-length win in his trial as the 1-5 favorite with the fastest-qualifying time of :17.540 from six trials.

Jim Walker’s homebred Time For Jesse Lee (Mr Jesse Lee-Time For Noble by Mescallero Chick) has already made five starts with four wins and one disqualification from a victory. The member of the Monty Arossa stable took his trial by 1 length at 1-5 odds with a :17.701 time, the second-fastest mark.

In the two Red Cell Les Bois Distance Challenge trials, Honoroso and CMB Numero Uno each won by impressive margins.

Jim Hanson and Richard Gardner’s Honoroso (Fly Jess Fly-Abla Espanol by Spanish Boot) went from gate-to-wire on the lead and opened up a 5 3/4-length advantage at the wire. He was timed in :44.559 for the 870 yards as the 3-10 favorite.

Craig Giles and Alisha Cronquist’s CMB Numero Uno (Dos Poruno-Shergars Revenge (TB) by Shergar’s Best) employed similar tactics to win his trial by 4 lengths at 2-5 odds. He stopped the timer in :45.026 for trainer Nick Cronquist.