Heat Warning Tops John Deere TUP Challenge Trials

A Regal Choice colt remains perfect after three career starts.

October 5, 2013

Ralph and Carolyn Fales' Heat Warning raced to his third consecutive win in three starts on Saturday afternoon at Turf Paradise while setting the top qualifying time for the $20,000-added John Deere Turf Paradise Juvenile Challenge.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will return to the Arizona desert raceway on October 20 and vie for not only the winner's share of the purse but also a starting spot in the $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) on November 9 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

Making his first start since winning the Desert Classic Futurity (R) on May 3, Heat Warning rolled to a three-quarter length win in :17.887 for 350 yards, a 92 speed index, to set the top mark.

Roldolifo Arvizu rode the bay colt by A Regal Choice for trainer and breeder Matthew Fales. Out of the Thoroughbred mare Dry Heat by Dixeland Heat, Heat Warning has earned $35,591 in his three starts.

Coming off a third-place finish in the August 24 John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge, Tres Magicals defeated Flirtingwithvolocity by one-length in the last of the three trials. Under jockey Raul Valenzuela the Tres Seis filly recorded the second fastest time of :17.891.

Dean Frey conditions the California homebred for Porphyria Carraco. Out of the Fishers Dash mare Fishers Proud, Tres Magicals has won two of six starts this season and earned $13,447.

Matthew Fales also saddled Turn Out The Lite to his first win in three starts in trial one. The FDD Dynasty gelding, also owned by Carolyn and Ralph Fales, completed the 350 yards in the fourth-fastest time of :18.054. Joe Ruiz had the riding assignment. Also bred by Matt, Turn Out The Lite is from the Takin On The Cash mare Watchin The Rain.

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