Regional Challenge Action Heats Up at Sun Downs

The track plays host to two regional finals this weekend.

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Ten sophomores have been entered back in Saturday's Adequan Sun Downs Derby Challenge, one of two regional Challenge finals scheduled for Sun Downs this weekend.

Charles G. Stojan’s True Copy, a California-bred daughter of TR Dasher trained by William Leech, heads a field of 10 sophomores in Saturday’s 400-yard, $38,700 Adequan Sun Downs Derby Challenge Stakes at Sun Downs.

True Copy is coming off of a 2-year-old campaign during which she earned $38,591 from six outs and scored a half-length victory in the October 21, 400-yard Canada Cup Futurity (R) at Century Downs. The filly drew post 10 and will be ridden by Ricardo Moreno.

The winner of this race will earn a berth in the November 18 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3) at Los Alamitos. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Toastdinero (J.L. Torres)
Bringonthewave (Jose A. Figueroa)
Corona B Gone (Lorenzo C. Lopez)
L Bar D Razle Dazle (Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa)
L Bar D Classic Trip (Robert Burney)
Favorite Bling (Salvador Ibarra)
Favorite Fire Boy (Luis F. Gonzalez)
Super Starr (Cordarelton Benn)
Coronas Bar (Ruben Lozano)
True Copy (Ricardo Moreno)

On Sunday, a field of 10 fillies and mares has been entered back in the 400-yard, $25,110 AQHA Sun Downs Distaff Challenge Stakes.

Hayden Brothers Ranch’s Tickle Ur Fancy, the fastest qualifier, drew post 7 and will be ridden by Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa for trainer Hector Magallanes. A 5-year-old Oklahoma-bred daughter of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Dominyun, Tickle Ur Fancy brings in a five-race win streak that includes a half-length victory in the 440-yard, $23,535 Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge Stakes on October 22.

The winner of this race will earn a berth in the AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos on November 18. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Mps Mamou Jewels (Eric Garcia)
Tic Tac Attack (Cordarelton Benn)
Toughie (Ricardo Moreno)
Separate Flame (Salvador Ibarra)
Gone Fast (Robert Burney)
Klassic Secret Br (Lorenzo C. Lopez)
Tickle Ur Fancy (Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa)
Love To Reason Br (Jose A. Figueroa)
Precious Dominique (Armando Cervantes)
Kissin Kate Barlow (J.L. Torres)

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