The Fiscal Cliff Dominates Bank of America Canterbury Challenge

The homebred stallion wins in wire-to-wire fashion on Tuesday.

Q-Racing Journal

Benito Baca rode The Fiscal Cliff to a 1 1/4-length victory in the Bank of America Canterbury Challenge on Tuesday. PHOTO: Coady Photography

The Fiscal Cliff, a homebred 4-year-old son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned by Tom Lepic of Iowa City, Iowa, led at every call en route to a 1 1/4-length win in the $60,840 Bank of America Canterbury Challenge on Tuesday.

Prepped by Kasey Willis, The Fiscal Cliff covered 440 yards in :21.725 and posted a 108 speed index under jockey Benito Baca. In addition to landing a spot in the October 14, $330,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows, the stallion banked the $29,203 winner's share of the purse.

The Fiscal Cliff made his Canterbury debut with a neck victory as the 4-5 favorite in the 350-yard, $20,000 Skip Zimmerman Stakes on June 18.

"Tom and I have made great decisions to put him where he can dominate," Willis said. "We did it again.

All told, The Fiscal Cliff has won 12 of 19 starts and he has earned $387,321. His seven stakes victories include a half-length score in the 300-yard, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes (G2) at Remington Park on April 22.

Okeyfreight, Fowl Play, Eagles Span, Hastabealeader, Watch My Wallet Loto, Dash For Number One, and Fast N Famous Jeans completed the order of finish.

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