Les Bois Holds Five Challenge Trials
Idaho track set to host finals for Derby and Distance Challenge races on July 6.
June 23, 2013
Los Alamitos invader JR Dynasty Mountain showed he was much the best Saturday on his way to a 2 ¼-length win and the fastest qualifying time for the Adequan Les Bois Derby Challenge at Les Bois Park in Idaho.
Les Bois Park hosted a total of five trials for both the Adequan Derby and Red Cell Distance Challenge races on Saturday's race card.
Adequan Les Bois Derby Trials
Coming off a layoff after finishing third in his Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1) trial on January 26, JR Dynasty Mountain picked up his fifth career win in eight starts by taking the second Adequan Derby trial and the top qualifying time of :19.685 for 400 yards, a 105 speed index.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to Les Bois Park on Saturday, July 6, and vie for the winner's share of a $22,000-added purse. The Adequan Les Bois winner will also garner an invite to the Grade 2, $175,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos Race Course on November 9 during the Bank of America Challenge Championships.
Uriel Dominguez rode JR Dynasty Mountain for trainer Ron Moosman and owner J R Stables. In his last Idaho start on May 28, 2012, he won the Bitterroot Futurity Juvenile (R) by 1 ¼ lengths. Robert Hosier and Jay Bingham bred the FDD Dynasty colt in Nevada from the Panther Mountain mare Prissy B Panther. Second in last year's PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos, the brown colt has earned just over $74,000.
Hawthorne Futurity winner Dewey Cox defeated SFR Stuck On You by a nose in the first trial to set the second-fastest time of :19.769, a 103 speed index. The Arizona-bred Wave Carver gelding has won six of 11 career starts for owner Delray Talbot. Bred by Jerry Windham, the Tony Hyde trainee has earnings of $23,058. Nikeela Back had the riding assignment aboard the gray from the Apollo (TB) mare Apollos Winner.
John Deere Les Bois Juvenile winner Ms Eaves was awarded first-place in the final trial after Go For Sixes beat her by a nose but was disqualified for interference. The Tres Seis filly's time of :19.779, a 102 speed index, was the third-fastest official fastest clocking. Pablao Rabasa Jr. conditions the bay miss for owner Gerardo Prado. Christine Hudson bred the $33,382 earner in Texas from the Chicks Beduino mare Little Ms Tuff Stuff.
For the complete list of Adequan Les Bois Derby Challenge qualifiers, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys,
Red Cell Les Bois Distance Challenge Trials
Richard Gardner and Jim Hanson's Honoroso roared to a 5 ¾-length victory in the first of two trials for the Red Cell Les Bois Distance Challenge.
The eight fastest qualifiers will return to the Northwest race course on Saturday, July 6, and vie for the winner's share of a $15,000-added purse over 870 yards. Also at stake will be an invite to the Grade 1, $125,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos Race Course on November 9 at the Bank of America Challenge Championships.
Under jockey Jay Conklin, Honoroso had plenty left as he recorded the top qualifying time of :44.559 seconds, a 112 speed index. Mark Hanson conditions the Fly Jess Fly 4-year-old from the Spanish Boot mare Abla Espanol. The former West Coast claimer began to step in class last season and has won six of 22 starts while earning $24,670.
Alisa Cronquist and Craig Giles Cmb Numbero Uno raced to his fourth consecutive win in the second trial with a four-length win under jockey Elliot Bachicha Jr. He time of :45.026, a 106 speed index over the distance, was the second-fastest on the night.
Nick Cronquist trains the Dos Poruno 5-year-old out of Shergars Revenge (TB), by Shergar's Best (TB). CMB Don Keys Racing Stable bred the six-time winner in Idaho. He has earned $12,938.
For the complete list of Red Cell Les Bois Distance Challenge finalists, their times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys,
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