John Deere California Juvenile Challenge Trials Set for Saturday
Eighteen 2-year-olds are entered in two 350-yard heats at Los Alamitos.
August 1, 2018
Allyson Wonderland, a stakes-placed homebred daughter of Apollitical Jess owned by Blaine Bateman, is one of 18 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's 350-yard John Deere California Juvenile Challenge trials at Los Alamitos.
Allyson Wonderland is trained by Paul Jones, and she will be making her Los Alamitos debut under jockey Jesus Ayala in the second of two heats. The filly has earned $25,240 from four starts in the Intermountain region, and her resume includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Separatefromothers, in the 350-yard, $110,000 Cowboy State Futurity at Energy Downs in Gillette, Wyoming.
Trainer Monty Arrossa will send out Fames Prize Stone, a multiple stakes placed daughter of First Prize Stone racing for Gary and Jeralyn Messenger. Fames Prize Stone is coming off of a third-place finish, 1 3/4 lengths behind winner Rob That Wagon, in the July 20, $49,000 John Deere Sandy Downs Challenge.
Fames Prize Stone drew post 6 and will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio in the second trial.
Cole Man 47, a finalist in the Grade 2, $322,000 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity in May, is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the first heat. Trained by Paul Jones for owners Marin Jones and Steve McIntyre, the homebred gray Stel Corona gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jesus Ayala.
The 10 fastest qualifiers from Saturday's trials will meet in the August 18 John Deere California Juvenile Challenge final.
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