Coronas Ice Maiden Wins Izyk Bonus Challenge

Kansas-bred filly earns first stakes win at Arapahoe Park.

Getting her first win of the 2014 season, Coronas Ice Maiden held off a late rally from Cashin The Wagon to win the $20,700 Izyk Bonus Challenge by a neck at Arapahoe Park Friday afternoon. Bonified Man finished 4½ lengths back in the show position.

Under jockey Travis Wales, Coronas Ice Maiden cleared the field early then held off her challenger from the inside rail while completing the 870 yards in :45.658, a 95 speed index. The $12,420 winner's purse boosted the sorrel miss' earnings mark to nearly $55,000.

Tomey Swan saddled the Wave Carver filly for owner Darling Farms. The 4-year-old was bred in Kansas by Nancy McCoy from the Corona Cartel mare Corona With Ice.

Owned and trained by John Hammes, Cashin The Wagon settled for the place check of $4,140. Michael Ziegler rode the graded stakes winning 5-year-old son of PYC Paint Your Wagon. Bred in Oklahoma by Katherine Hart and Marvin Willhite, Cashin The Wagon has earned over $95,000. He is out of the Takin On The Cash mare Centers Takin Cash.

Also owned and trained by Hammes, Bonified Man stepped up from back-to-back claiming wins at Remington Park last spring to pick up $2,070. Buddy and Patty Newsome bred the stakes-winning son of Make It Anywhere in Texas. Tony Guymon was aboard the 8-year-old gelding out of Bonified Lady, by Chicks Beduino.

Completing the field were RB Twenty Four Seven, JMW Whata Wave, IB Firstdownandgold and Pa.

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