Challenge


Stakes Winner Ms Flaming Finish Returns in John Deere Arizona Juvenile Challenge Trials
Crush The Curve Futurity winner Ms Flaming Finish is one of 22 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's 350-yard John Deere Arizona Juvenile Challenge trials at Arizona Downs.

Kira Crook
Stakes Winner Ms Flaming Finish Returns in John Deere Arizona Juvenile Challenge Trials

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JULY 7 2022–
Ms Flaming Finish, a stakes-winning California-bred daughter of champion Mr Jess Perry, is one of 22 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's 350-yard John Deere Arizona Juvenile Challenge trials at Arizona Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the July 30, $60,000-added final. The winner of the final will land a berth in the October 22 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Horseshoe Indianapolis.

Ms Flaming Finish is coming off of a neck victory in the 300-yard, $48,000 Crush The Curve Futurity at Pocatello Downs on May 22. A $37,000 yearling purchase at last year's Los Alamitos Equine Sale, the filly is trained by Javier Duarte for owner LG Racing LLC.

Ms Flaming Finish drew post 7 and will be ridden by Martin Osuna in the first of three trials.

Renegade Racing's Arrogance, a gelded son of Five Bar Cartel and an $18,500 purchase at last year's Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, will be stretching out in distance off of his three-quarter length victory in a 300-yard, $5,000 maiden-special-weight dash at Wyoming Downs on June 11. Lin Melton trains the gelding, who has earned $3,000 from two races.

Arrogance drew the rail post and will be ridden by Kevin Carbajal in the third heat.

All Arizona Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.