Toughie to Make Season Debut in Northlands Park Bonus Challenge

The graded stakes winning 4-year-old returns on Saturday.

Seven sprinters have been entered in Saturday's $20,000 Northlands Park Bonus Challenge Stakes.

Charles G. Stojan’s Toughie, a graded stakes winning daughter of Stel Corona, will make her first start in more than six months in Saturday’s 330-yard, $20,000 Northlands Park Bonus Challenge Stakes at Northlands Park.

A 4-year-old California-bred mare trained by William Leech, Toughie is coming off of a sophomore campaign during which she won four of six races, including two stakes, and ran third, a half of a length behind winner Jess Good Reason, in the 400-yard, $202,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G2) at Los Alamitos on October 29.

Toughie drew post 6 and will be ridden by Ricardo Moreno.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:

Cruisinfourabruisin (Alejandro Almazan)
First Prize Sass (Shannon Beauregard)
Fiftys Carbon Copy (Brandon Duchaine)
Mals First Down (Jose O. Rocha)
Canadian Timber (Adrian Gonzalez)
Toughie (Ricardo Moreno)
Experimental Rocket (J.B. Botello)

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