BH Lisas Boy Rolls in Grade 1, $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship

The homebred gelding scores his fourth Grade 1 win

Q-Racing Journal

BH Lisas Boy earned his second Grade 1 win of the season in Saturday's Bank of America Challenge Championship. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

BH Lisas Boy, a homebred 6-year-old Mighty Invictus gelding owned and trained by Bill Hoburg of Kennewick, Washington, parlayed a sharp break from post 4 into a one-length victory in Saturday's $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Under jockey Cesar DeAlba, BH Lisas Boy went 440 yards in :21.506. In addition to posting a 98 speed index, BH Lisas Boy banked the $112,500 winner's share of the purse from his fourth lifetime Grade 1 win.

BH Lisa Boy was sent to post a the 5-2 second choice in the field of 11, and he was rebounding off of his eighth-place finish, 2 3/4 lengths behind winner He Looks Hot, in the Grade 1, 440-yard Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship on October 14.

BH Lisa Boy has won 20 of 35 starts, including 11 of 20 at Los Alamitos and five of 10 at the quarter-mile trip, and he has earned $697,662. Earlier this year, he scored a neck victory in the Brad McKinzie Winter Championship (G1).

Katies Easy Moves finished second and was followed by Kowboy Jim, 7-5 favorite Hold Air Hostage, Jess A Cowboy, Bout Tree Fiddy, Corona B Gone, Flyingforunclesam, Faster Than Hasta, Arizona Icon, and Corona Jumpim MRL.

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