Kr Hi Five is Prompt Favorite in John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship

The homebred gelding wins by three-quarters on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Kr Hi Five earned his second stakes win in Saturday's John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Sent to post as the 7-5 favorite in a field of nine 2-year-olds, Kr Hi Five responded with a three-quarter length victory in Saturday's 350-yard, $125,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

Kr Hi Five stopped the timer in :17.670 and recorded a 92 speed index under jockey Jose Nicasio. Jaime Gomez saddled the homebred gray son of Five Bar Cartel for owners Dave and Sally Kidd.

Kr Hi Five was bred in Colorado, and he was extending his win streak to four races. On October 28, the gelding earned his first stakes win with a half-length victory in the 350-yard, $136,000 Wild West Futurity at Los Alamitos.

Kr Hi Five is out of I Bee Phia, a homebred daughter of Mr Eye Opener. Raced in California and Utah, the gelding has won five of seven starts, and the $57,500 winner's share of the John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship purse pushed his bankroll to $129,636.

Stevieb Flashofcash ran second and was followed by Jess Send It, Allyson Wonderland, Singles Cruise, Loan Sharky, Chasin Harm, Maghelene, and Fames Prize Stone. Capitol Grille was listed by Equibase as a veterinarian scratch.

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