Challenge Championship Post Positions

Jesscuzican is Bank of America Challenge Championship morning line favorite.

Q-Racing Journal

Post positions for the Bank of America Challenge Championships are set.

Prairie Meadows hosted the Post Position Draw for the Bank of America Challenge Championships on Wednesday morning.

Darian Burt’s Jesscuzican was selected as the 9-2 morning line favorite for the $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championships (G1), which will run as the 10th race on the 11-race card on Saturday, October 18.

Jesscuzican will break from Post 4. The Feature Mr Jess stallion most recently finished second in the $200,000 All American Gold Cup (G1). 

Raising Kain was installed as the 7-2 favorite in the $200,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G3). The homebred Down N Dash gelding races for Pete Scarmardo and will break from Post 11 for trainer Leon Bard. The horse won last year’s $151,500 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) and qualified to this race through a dead-heat win in the Adequan Sam Houston Derby Challenge.

Denny and Sandy Weigt’s Jess Curl My Prize will break from Post 3 in the $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G1). Installed as the 7-2 morning line favorite, the Spit Curl Jess filly comes into the race with a 6-for-7 record that includes three stakes victories in the Intermountain region, including the John Deere Les Bois Juvenile Challenge.

Three-time Challenge Championship contender Shez Jess Toxic will break from Post 10 in the $100,000 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1). The Take Off Jess mare is a homebred raced by Dean Frey, and is the race’s 5-2 morning line favorite. In 2011, she won the Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) and was third last year in the Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1). She qualified to this race with two third-place finishes in the Merial Distaff Challenge Championship and Merial Los Alamitos Challenge Championship (G3).

Challenge champion breeder Bobby Cox will see his homebred Wahoo go out as the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $100,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (G1). The Feature Mr Jess gelding will break from Post 1. He qualified to the race by winning the Red Cell Remington Distance Challenge (G3), over a field that included fellow Championship runners Mixed Fantasty and SRD Bobwirebob.

Melovemetwo is the 7-2 favorite for the $75,000 Zoetis Starter Allowance Challenge Championship. The 4-year-old Furyofthewind mare owned by David Robinson will break from Post 5. She qualified to this race with a September 28 win in the Zoetis Will Rogers Downs Starter Allowance Challenge.

The starters, from the inside post out, including morning line odds and jockey

$75,000 Zoetis Starter Allowance Challenge Championship

1 Im Beau Brown (20-1), C.Gomez
2 Shakalo (8-1), Stormy Smith
3 Willie Mosconi (4-1), D.R. Williams
4 Cash N FDD Dynasty (12-1), A. Silva
5 Melovemetwo (7-2), G.R. Carter Jr.
6 Hez Stellar (5-1), O. Peinado
7 Bellingham (10-1), Eddie Aceves
8 Northforkzoom (15-1), M. Swiontek
9 RF Pistol Pete (15-1), G. Diaz
10 Fergilicious (12-1), D.E. Brown
11 Dashin Favorite (12-1), Larry Payne

$100,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (G1)

1 Wahoo (8-5), Russel Hadley
2 Fire On The Fly (8-1), Stormy Smith
3 Honoroso (9-2), Alex Jimenez
4 SRD Bobwirebob (12-1), Ty Kennedy
5 Jessa Little Rusty (6-1), Omar Reyes
6 Dashers Midnight (10-1), G.R. Carter Jr.
7 Mixed Fantasy (5-1), Josh Romero
8 Hastabealeader (12-1), C. Gomez

$100,000 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1)

1 Stoli Angel (8-1), Larry Payne
2 Tarry (12-1), Cody Smith
3 Xoom (8-1), David Pinon
4 SR Rode Tah Glory (15-1), Marcus Swiontek
5 Whip Curl (10-1), Omar Reyes
6 Ianna (15-), T.R. Bennett
7 Im A Feature Girl (6-1), Stormy Smith
8 Alota Action (12-1), Georgiano Diez
9 Madresita (9-2), Cesar Gomez
10 Shez Jess Toxic (5-2), G.R. Carter Jr.
11 Kateillac (20-1), Ramiro Garcia

$200,000 Adequan Derby Distance Challenge Championship (G3)

1 Wicked Valentine (12-1), Stormy Smith
2 Daytona B (10-1), Y. Amaro
3 Mister Big (6-1), Rodrigo Vallejo
4 Sign Of Corona (9-2), Dirk Crane
5 Zoomin Daphne (10-1), C. Gomez
6 DB Captain King (12-1), Santos Carrizales
7 Zip Kode (15-1), Chelsea Willick
8 Spit N Salt (8-1), Jesus Salazar
9 Eyesa Famous Eagle (8-1), G.R. Carter Jr.
10 Kansas Morning (10-1), Cody Smith
11 Raising Kain (7-2), Francisco Calderon

$150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2)

1 Freakin Runaway (12-1), Larry Payne
2 AJs High (4-1), Stormy Smith
3 Jess Curl My Prize (7-2), Cesar Gomez
4 First Ginlark (10-1), G.R. Carter Jr.
5 Ynot Walk (5-1), Dirk Crane
6 Coronas Concierge (12-1), Cody Smith
7 El Rayito De Luna (8-1), Adrian Ramos
8 Jaymee Love (20-1), Omar Reyes
9 Million Dollar Kiss (12-1), Eddie Aceves
10 Jumping Guitar (15-1), Chelsea Willick
11 Smoke On The Water (6-1), David Reyes-Frisby

$350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1)

1 Dash Master Jess (8-1), Y. Amaro
2 Joltin Jess (10-1), Shanley Jackson
3 River Wind (15-1), Stormy Smith
4 Jesscuzican (9-2), J.M. Bourdieu
5 Jake Gold BR (12-1), Omar Reyes
6 Vodka With Ice (12-1), Cesar Gomez
7 New Look (5-1), O. Peinado
8 All Out Arrogant (15-1), G.R. Carter Jr.
9 Specials Gold (8-1), L.A. Gutierrez Jr.
10 Chicks Special Angel (10-1), Eddie Aceves
11 Stimulus (10-1), Rodrigo Vallejo
12 Testing The Ice (6-1), R. Valero

The Bank of America Challenge Championships are October 18 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. Stay tuned to complete coverage from the Q-Racing Journal at

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