Busy Day for Bonus, Maiden Challenge

Angel Eyez and JA Gols Fancy Man win Bonus Challenge races, and Honest Eagle tops Maiden Challenge trials.

June 29, 2014

A pair of Bonus Challenge presented by Markel races were held on Saturday in Oregon and North Dakota, along with trials for the Wyoming Downs AQHA Maiden Challenge. The two programs are designed to provide additional racing opportunities for Bank of America Racing Challenge-enrolled horses.

Coming off an allowance win on June 14, Angel Eyez rolled to a one-length win in the $7,080 Carl Alleman Bonus Challenge at Grants Pass Downs in Oregon.

Ridden by Jose Madrigal for owner Ruben Magallanes, the brown FDD Dynasty filly completed the 350 yards in :17.610, a 98 speed index. The $3,540 winner's purse boosted her career total to nearly $20,000.

Hector Magallanes conditions the Idaho-bred miss out of Angel Lane, by Lanes Leinster. Donna King is the breeder.

Ramiro Cancino's Eyes Movin finished second for a $1,522 payday, followed by Gary Chumbley's Sneakin Bye, who picked up $779 for third.

L Bar D Snow, CM Got Overserved and Shezahawk completed the field.

Racing over a sloppy track, JA Gols Fancy Man used every inch of the 350 yards to get up by a neck over Teller Toego in the $5,178 Chippewa Downs AQHA Bonus Challenge in North Dakota.

Terry Bennett rode JA Gols Fancy Man for owner-trainer Junior Dolpus. He completed the course in :17.990, a 93 speed index. The $2,589 winner's purse increased the sorrel's earnings total to $21,264. Joe Allen bred JA Gols Fancy in Oklahoma from the Dash For Cash mare JA Curiosity.

Teller Tango, a gelded son of Teller Cartel owned by Rodney Smith, earned $1,295 for second. Chicks Skidoo, a 6-year-old Torrid Tango mare, earned $621 for finishing third.

Royal Time Twister and Ghost Of Apache completed the field.

Honest Eagle walked away with the top qualifying time after three trials were contested for the Wyoming Downs AQHA Maiden Challenge.

The 10 fastest from the 27 Challenge-enrolled maidens at time of nomination will return to the Evanston racetrack on Saturday, July 12, and vie for the winner's share of a $15,000-added purse over 400 yards.

Coming off a maiden win at Laurel Brown Race Track on May 17, Honest Eagle defeated Fearless Fire by one-length in the first trial to post the top qualifying time of :20.300, a 90 speed index. Chris Mitchell conditions the One Famous Eagle 3-year-old for owner Famous Lane Farm LLC.

Oscar Cervantes rode the filly to her second win seven career starts. Rodney Christiansen bred Honest Eagle in Utah from the Heza Fast Man mare Quiet Courage.

Coming off a win in the Bank of America/AAA Giles Cleaning Maiden Challenge on May 25, C R Luke defeated Onegamedame by half-a-length in the second trial to post the second-fastest qualifying time of :20.403, a 93 speed index.

It was third consecutive win for the TR Dasher gelding out of Shesa Shazan, by Shazoom. Owned and trained by Dean Hodson, the Utah bred has earned nearly $12,500 in six career starts. Jesus Virgen had the riding call on Saturday.

For the complete list of Wyoming Downs AQHA Maiden Challenge qualifiers, times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys, CLICK HERE.

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