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Aint Eye Kool Headlines Pfizer Championshp Challenge

Aint Eye Kool will break from Post 5 in the Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge Championship.

Q-Racing Journal
October 24, 2012

Aint Eye Kool has been installed as the early favorite in the evenly matched $75,000 Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge Championship. The 350-yard Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge Championship is dedicated to the working-class claiming horses who comprise the majority of horses racing throughout the United States. Each of the horses in the Pfizer Starter Allowance Challenge Championship will be competing for the largest purse of their careers.

The 4-year-old gelding (First N Kool-Aint I An Eyeopener by Mr Eye Opener) races for David Alaniz of Odessa, Texas, and enters the race off a season that includes three wins and one second in four starts. In his two most recent starts, he won the Pfizer SunRay Starter Allowance Challenge by a length, then took a SunRay starter allowance by nearly 2 lengths. The winner of six of 24 starts, Aint Eye Kool has won $53,882 in his career. He is trained by John Stinebaugh.

Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Oklahoma, owns two of the starters in the race, including Pfizer Prairie Meadows Starter Allowance Challenge winner Zoomfection, as well as Pfizer Will Rogers Starter Allowance Challenge winner JA Sundance. Both are trained by Brian Muse.

Zoomfection (Shazoom-Dashs Perfection by Dash For Cash) has competed from the $5,000 to the $15,000 claiming level this year. He was second for a $15,000 tag two starts ago and then won the September 15 Pfizer Prairie Meadows Starter Allowance Challenge for his second win from four starts over the track. JA Sundance (Gol-JA Sofisticated Lady by First Down Dash) won a $10,000 claiming race at Will Rogers Downs and scored by a length in the September 30 Pfizer Will Rogers Starter Allowance Challenge.

Miguel Banuelos’ Senor Fish (Fishers Dash-First Place Affair by First Place Dash) is in sharp form. The gelding was third in the $21,000 Fair Meadows Maturity on July 7 and then won two $10,000 starter allowances at Prairie Meadows, both by a half length, one at 220 yards and the other at 250 yards.

The Jose Antonio Moreno-owned and -trained Moonin The Chicks (Looking For Chicks-Your First Moon by First Down Dash) makes his first start away from Los Alamitos. The gelding has won five of seven starts this year and took a $30,000 claiming race in a quick :15.30 for the 300 yards on September 28 before shipping to Prairie Meadows.

The complete field in post position order, from the inside out, including jockey and morning line odds:

Zoomfection, Stormy Smith, 6-1
First Time Ta Town, Cody Jensen, 10-1
Summit Bid, G.R. Carter Jr., 8-1
Eyes Movin, Juan Vazquez, 15-1
Aint Eye Kool, Esgar Ramirez, 4-1
Moonin The Chicks, Gaspar Garcia, 9-2
JA Sundance, Josh Romero, 8-1
Oh My Gol Sis, Oscar Delgado, 10-1
Senor Fish, Jose Montoya, 5-1
Dear Henry, Freddie Martinez, 12-1