Cole Man 47 Wins John Deere California Juvenile Challenge

The homebred gelding gets his first stakes victory.

Q-Racing Journal

Cole Man 47 sprinted to a one-length victory in Saturday's $51,210 John Deere California Juvenile Challenge. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Cole Man 47, a gelded son of Stel Corona owned by Steve McIntyre and Marin Jones, earned his first stakes victory in Saturday's 350-yard, $51,210 John Deere California Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Paul Jones, Cole Man 47 defeated Capitol Grille by one length in :17.575. In addition to posting a 95 speed index, the gelding banked the $23,557 winner's share of the purse and landed a berth in the November 17, $130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Cole Man 47 was coming off of a second-place finish in his trial on August 4. He was bred in Utah by McIntyre.

“He’s out of our mare Gm Silver Dreams," McIntyre said. "From the very beginning he’s been sound. He’s worked solid. Coming into tonight, he had (four) second place finishes. He’s always been knocking on the door.”

Cole Man 47 has won two of his seven starts, all at Los Alamitos, and he has earned $45,214. His race record includes a seventh-place finish in the May 20, 300-yard Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G2).

Stevieb Flashofcash finished third and was followed by Kr Hi Five, Classncoronas, Allyson Wonderland, Quick To Royalty, Loan Sharky, Chasin Harm, and Fames Prize Stone.

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