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Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge Features Headlining Names

Top runners look to make John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile a tough affair.

Q-Racing Journal
August 2, 2013

Sam Houston Futurity (G2) winner Especially Tres and Ruidoso Futurity (G1) runner-up You N How Many More stand out in the $54,720 John Deere Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Challenge, however they are also eligible to race in the trials to the Grade 1, $2.6 million All American Futurity trial.

The 440-yard All American Futurity trials are on August 15-16 and these two horses may pass on the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge and run in the All American Futurity trials.

Jim Pitts’ Especially Tres (Dashair-Delightfully Tres by Tres Seis) is a prime All American Futurity prospect and would start as the favorite in the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge. She has three wins from three starts with a win in the Sam Houston Futurity and a sensational effort in her John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge trial.

After winning the Sam Houston Futurity back in April by 1 1/2 lengths, she was rested by trainer Blane Wood and pointed at the Ruidoso Downs summer season.

Especially Tres raced to a stunning effort in her only Ruidoso Downs start when she nearly broke Planet Holland’s 350-yard track record. She raced to a :17.011 winning time while Planet Holland’s track record is :17.006, which was set when he won the 2006 Higheasterjet Handicap. Especially Tres easily won the trial by 3 1/4 lengths.

KH Logax Inc.’s You N How Many More (Chick Regard-Miss Quick Houston by Mr Houston) is in a similar position. The gelding verified that he is a top-tier All American Futurity prospect when he finished second, beaten by just a nose, in the $750,000 Ruidoso Futurity (G1). He then passed the Rainbow Futurity trials and trainer Juan Gonzalez entered him in the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge trials.

You N How Many More responded with a one-half-length win in his John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge trial. His time of :17.206 was the second-fastest time.

If those horses don’t run, there is still plenty of class in the John Deere Ruidoso Downs Juvenile Challenge.

Jason Giles’ Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle (Maknmoves-Stars In My Eye by Mr Eye Opener) is unbeaten from four starts and could score her second stakes win in the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge. The winner of the Four Corners Futurity (G3) in June, Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle impressed in her John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge trial for trainer Wes Giles when she won by one-half length and posted the sixth-fastest time of :17.407.