Always Right is Morning-Line Favorite in John Deere Grande Prairie Juvenile Challenge
The $26,000 yearling buy heads a field of eight in Sunday's feature at Evergreen Park.
August 15, 2018
Charles G. Stojan’s Always Right, a daughter of Stel Corona trained by William Leech, is the even-money morning-line favorite for Sunday’s 350-yard, $31,050 John Deere Grande Prairie Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Evergreen Park.
The fastest qualifier, Always Right is coming off of a neck victory in the second of two trials on August 4. The California-bred filly, a $26,000 yearling buy at last year’s Los Alamitos Equine Sale, drew post 4 and will be ridden by Ricardo Moreno.
Other contenders include Singles Cruise, a California-bred Favorite Cartel filly racing for Barry Sather and trainer Janice Sather. Singles Cruise has earned $9,312 from four outs, and her two wins include a half-length victory as the 11-10 favorite in the 300-yard, $20,000 Jerry Stojan Futurity on July 27.
Singles Cruise was a $16,000 purchase at the 2017 Heritage Place Mixed Sale in Oklahoma City. The filly drew post 6 and will be ridden by Alejandro Hernandez.
The winner of this race will earn a starting berth in the November 17, $130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Los Alamitos Racecourse. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
<li>Ifarm (Blandford Stewart), 3-1
<li>Fdd Thru Runnin (Martin Ortiz), 2-1
<li>Shez My Hero (Larris Allen), 4-1
<li>Always Right (Ricardo Moreno), 1-1
<li>Status Symbal (Caesar Cervantes), 7-2
<li>Singles Cruise (Alejandro Hernandez), 5-2
<li>O Kingsley (J.B. Botello), 5-1
<li>Sasses Quick Silver (Carl Hebert), 6-1
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