'Joy Rose' in California Juvenile

Fastest qualifier Joy Roses Eagle SA headlines John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge.

August 23, 2012

Fastest-qualifier Joy Roses Eagle SA figures to have a strong chance to gain her first stakes win when she starts in the $25,000 John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge at the Southern California track on Saturday evening.

Owned by the estate of the late Gianni Franco Samaja, Joy Roses Eagle SA (One Famous Eagle-Gather The Roses by Mr Eye Opener) won her trial as the 2-5 favorite when she pulled out to an easy neck win in :17.678, the fastest time from three trials.

The Paul Jones-trained Joy Roses Eagle SA earned her strong favoritism in her trial after finishing third behind One Dashing Eagle in the $1,014,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1). One Dashing Eagle went on to qualify for the $2.4 million All American Futurity (G1) on Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs.

Ronald Martin and Randall Dees’ All Out Arrogant (FDD Dynasty-Oh So Arrogant by Chicks Beduino) chases his third straight win after narrowly winning his trial as a 21-1 outsider. The Cody Joiner-trained gelding got up at the wire for the nose win in :17.694. He broke his maiden in his previous start by 1 3/4 lengths.

Larry Stark’s Jessa Secret (Dejon-Secret Return by Canth) was caught by All Out Arrogant at the wire but gained the third-fastest qualifying time of :17.704. The Joe “Bear” Bassett-trained filly qualified for the Desert Classic Futurity (R) in May at Turf Paradise and won her start before the John Deere Los Alamitos Challenge trials.

The winner of the John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge earns a berth in the $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) on October 27 at Prairie Meadows.