Rob That Wagon Extends Win Streak in John Deere Sandy Downs Juvenile Challenge
The PYC Paint Your Wagon gelding earns his second stakes victory on Friday.
July 19, 2018
A sharp break from post 5 helped fastest qualifier Rob That Wagon score a wire-to-wire win in Friday's $48,960 John Deere Sandy Downs Juvenile Challenge Stakes at Sandy Downs.
Ridden by Nikeela Black, Rob That Wagon covered 350 yards in :17.355 while defeating Jess Send It by a nose. Mark Hanson trained the brown son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon for owners Robin D. Dunn and RTM Stables LLC.
Rob That Wagon was bred in Texas by Bob and Jerry Gaston. The gelding is out of First Tea Rose, a winning daughter of First Down Dash and a finalist in the 2006 Sam Houston (G1) and Firecracker (G2) futurities. His second dam, the Mr Jess Perry mare St Pats Tea, was a multiple graded stakes winner in Texas and Louisiana in '01.
Rob That Wagon has won four of six starts, and all of his wins have come from four outs this season. In addition to banking the $22,521 winner's share of the purse to boost his earnings to $61,313, the gelding landed a spot in the November 17 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Los Alamitos Racecourse.
Fames Prize Stone, Bo Jaxon, Louisiana EZ, Estelline, Silver Jet Dash, Darkmoon Deluxe, and Hot Lil Leesa completed the order of finish. Downndirty was scratched.
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