Danjer Dominates His Competition in All American Juvenile

The homebred gelding wins by 2 1/2 at Ruidoso.

Dean Frey's Danjer was all alone at the wire in Monday's 440-yard, $200,000 All American Juvenile Stakes at Ruidoso Downs. PHOTO: Gay Harris

Jockey Cody Jensen kept his hot hand going on Monday, as he rode Danjer to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 All American Juvenile Stakes at Ruidoso Downs.

Owned and trained by Dean Frey, Danjer covered 440 yards in :21.158 and earned a 101 speed index while aided by a 9-mph tail wind. The homebred son of champion Fdd Dynasty banked $84,000 while scoring his third win in five starts and first stakes victory.

The All American Juvenile marked the third stakes win in two days at Ruidoso for Jensen. On Sunday, the veteran reinsman won the All American Gold Cup (G1) with Bodacious Eagle and All American Derby (G1) with Hotstepper.

Danjer was bred in Oklahoma, and the brown gelding is out of Shez Jess Toxic, a homebred 9-year-old daughter of Take Off Jess who won the 2011 AQHA Juvenile Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Danjer has earned $96,682 while racing in Oklahoma, Minnesota, and New Mexico.

Midnite Blu finished second and was followed officially by Jess B Glory, Far Right, Whole Lota Cheyenne, CDS Wine N Dine, Dash Kam, Pappas Lookin, 2-1 favorite Rustys Miracle, and Camila Special.

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