Jess Adalida Returns in John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge Trials

The stakes-placed daughter of Jess Louisiana Blue is one of 57 2-year-olds entered Saturday at Retama Park.

Saturday's 350-yard John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge trials have drawn 57 2-year-olds.

David L. Martinez’s Jess Adalida, a stakes-placed daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue, will make her next start in Saturday’s 350-yard John Deere Retama Juvenile Challenge trials at Retama Park.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the August 12, $35,000-added Adequan Retama Derby Challenge final, the winner of which will earn a starting berth in the October 14, $130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Prairie Meadows.

Jess Adalida is coming off of a one-length victory as the 13-10 favorite in a 350-yard, $5,200 maiden-special-weight race at Retama on June 24. The filly has earned $13,326 from four outs, and her resume includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Eagles Soar, in the 300-yard, $50,000 West Texas Juvenile Stakes at Sunland Park in April.

Jess Adalida drew post 3 and will be ridden by Cipriano Vidana for trainer Antonio Delgado Sr. in the first of six trials.

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