Challenge Tripleheader Saturday at Will Rogers Downs

Fastest qualifier Queen Catherine heads field of 10 in John Deere Juvenile Challenge

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Fastest qualifier Queen Catherine drew the rail post for Saturday's $32,500-added John Deere Will Rogers Juvenile Challenge.

Queen Catherine, a graded stakes winning daughter of freshman sire Freighttrain B and the fastest qualifier, drew the rail post for the 350-yard, $32,500-added John Deere Will Rogers Juvenile Challenge, one of three regional Challenge finals to be run at Will Rogers Downs on Saturday.

Queen Catherine is trained by Kasey Willis for owner Hay Racing. The filly has earned $45,660 from seven outs, and her three wins include a half-length victory in the August 1, $75,000 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) at Ruidoso Downs.

Queen Catherine drew the rail post and will be ridden by Cesar Gomez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds-- Queen Catherine (Cesar Gomez), 7-2; Dash To Seperate (James Flores), 8-1; Alotafire (G.R. Carter Jr.), 5-2; BM Casina Royale (Rodrigo Vallejo), 25-1; Political Scorpion (Mario Delgado), 12-1; Bos Big Shannon (Agustin Silva), 10-1; Stylish Chik (Ricky Ramirez), 9-2; Bachichanator (Ramiro H. Garcia), 5-1; Scouts Pyc Special (Jimmy D. Brooks), 15-1; Acers Flyer (Paul Nieto), 20-1.

Also on Saturday, fastest qualifier Rare Scheme is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the 400-yard, $32,500-added Adequan Will Rogers Derby Challenge.

A homebred son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Hipolito Michel-Valverde for owners Richard and Genevieve Herrman, Rare Scheme is coming off of a neck victory in his trial on September 27. The colt ran third, a half of a length behind winner BH Lisas Boy, in the June 6 Adequan Arapahoe Derby Challenge at Arapahoe Park.

Rare Scheme drew post 9 and will be ridden by Daniel Torres.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds-- Sexy And I Know It B (Raul Gutierrez), 12-1; Jess Too Tempting (Russel Hadley), 15-1; Political Debut (Agustin Silva), 9-2; Beckham (Randy Wilson), 5-1; Pizazzs Trump (Paul Nieto), 25-1; Sweet Solid Rock (G.R. Carter Jr.), 7-2; Style On Speed Dial (James A. Flores), 8-1; Gee Whit (Jesus Salazar), 9-2; Rare Scheme (Daniel Torres), 5-2; Ojo de Rey (Rodrigo Vallejo), 20-1.

Kharlottie Grace Urschel’s CR Tuckernuck, a stakes winner during the Ruidoso Downs meet, is one of nine distance specialists entered in Saturday’s 870-yard, $30,000 Zoetis Will Rogers Distance Challenge.

A 4-year-old Jet Black Patriot gelding trained by Stacey Capps, CR Tuckernuck drew post 9 and is the 5-2 morning-line choice. The gelding is coming off of a wire-to-wire, 2 3/4-length victory in the 870-yard, $20,000 Bill Reed Memorial Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on September 5.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line-- Jess Mighty Sinful (Rakeem Pauling), 12-1; Hastabealeader (Justin Shepherd), 9-2; Pepperchew (Agustin Silva), 15-1; Howdy James (Andrew Samaniego), 10-1; Srd Bobwirebob (Daniel Torres), 8-1; Fire On The Fly (Russel Hadley), 7-2; Fds Of Seattle (Randy Wilson), 5-1; Brookstone Bandit (David Hunt), 20-1; Cr Tuckernuck (Ricky Ramirez), 5-2.

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