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Heroes Heart Heads John Deere Juvenile

Homebred Heroes Heart has home field advantage in John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship.

Q-Racing Journal
October 24, 2012

The Horton Racing LLC homebred Heroes Heart will have home track advantage in the $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) and is the morning-line favorite. The race brings together top 2-year-olds over 350 yards.

Heroes Heart (Valiant Hero-Sweethearts Quicksix by Sixarun) made two starts here this year – the trials and finals to the John Deere Prairie Meadows Juvenile Championship – and won both. She has never been worse than third in four career starts. Charley Hunt will send out the daughter of Valiant Hero, whose half sister Snow Burn won the 2008 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1).

Rockin J Running Horses and Jack Manning’s Rockin Disco (Rock Solid Jess-Check This Disco by Check Him Out) put together a promising summer at Ruidoso Downs when he won his trial and final of the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) and then his All American Futurity (G1) trial in successive starts. The Mike Wakefield-trained gelding surprised at 9-1 odds in the John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge when he got up at the wire to defeat Llano Cartel by a head.

Alan and Tawn Perkins’ Sheaintcrynrealtears (Jet Cartel-Tear Drop Six by Sixarun) has been a close second in her latest three outs against solid company. After finishing just a neck behind Adoring Jess as the 3-2 favorite in the August 11 John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge, she was second by a neck in her Dash For Cash Futurity trial and then second by a head in the September 29 Dash For Cash Juvenile (R) at Lone Star Park.

Ronald Martin and Randal Dees’ All Out Arrogant (FDD Dynasty-Oh So Arrogant by Chicks Beduino) made the trip from Los Alamitos in Southern California after finishing second in the August 28 John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge. The Cody Joiner-trained gelding won back-to-back races at Los Alamitos before the John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge.

Noel Prieto’s Brace For Bernal (Furyofthewind-Zoom Bracer by Shazoom) and Cynthia Gonzalez’s Jess Like Stoli (Stoli-Miss Jess Rogue by Mr Jess Perry) both come off regional victories. Brace For Bernal won the September 30 John Deere Will Rogers Juvenile Challenge by a half length at 30-1 odds while Jess Like Stoli won the October 14 John Deere Turf Paradise Juvenile Challenge by a scant nose at nearly 3-1 odds.

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

Brace For Bernal, Paul Nieto, 15-1,
Jess Like Stoli, Esgar Ramirez, 8-1,
All Out Arrogant, G.R. Carter Jr., 5-1,
Rockin Disco, Russel Hadley, 9-2,
Heroes Heart, Stormy Smith, 4-1,
Rogue County, Doug Frink, 20-1,
RG Tres Effort, Mark Luark, 12-1
Ms Eaves, Alfonso Lujan, 8-1,
Sheaintcrynrealtears, Juan Vazquez, 6-1,
RC Had To Be My Day, Cody Jensen, 10-1,
Rightamountofwrong, Ramon Sanchez, 15-1.