Tickle Ur Fancy Gets Second Stakes Win of Meet in Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge
Tickle Ur Fancy edges out the rivals with Jockey Eduardo Sosa atop in The Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge.

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Tickle Ur Fancy Gets Second Stakes Win of Meet in Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge

PORTLAND, OR—OCTOBER 22, 2017—After overnight storms riddled the Portland area with heavy rain and winds that sent trees falling, skies gave way to clearing just in time for The Portland Meadows double feature and a festive Dollar Day at the races.

Bumped at the start, multiple stakes winner Tickle Ur Fancy recovered to defeat Sneakin Tr by half-a-length in the $23,535 Portland Meadows Championship Bonus Challenge Sunday at Portland Meadows. Perrys Getting Down finished a neck back for the show.

Ridden by jockey Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa, Tickle Ur Fancy completed the 440-yards over a "wet fast" racecourse in :22.344 seconds, a 92-speed index into a 10-mph headwind.

Trainer Hector Magallanes saddled the Oklahoma-bred daughter of Dominyun for owners Hayden Brothers Ranch. The victory was the 10th in 18 starts for the brown filly who pocketed $11,768 for the effort. She has now earned over $74,000.

Tickle Ur Fancy won the Director's' Handicap at Portland Meadows on October 10. Bobby D. Cox bred the filly from the First Down Dash mare Sizzling Lola.

Sneakin Tr pressed throughout under jockey Kassie Guglielmino but had to settle for a second-place payday worth $6,884. Scott Raley conditions the Tr Dasher 6-year-old for owner Connie Chumbley. Bred in Oregon by Gary Chumbley, from the Splash Bac mare Sneak Bac, Sneakin Tr has earned $41,221.

Adrian Gonzalez and Atilano Gonzalez' Perrys Getting Down earned $2,942 for third. The son of leading sire Mr Jess Perry hesitated at the start under jockey Jonathan Roman. Juan Romo, Jr. trains the California-bred 3-year-old out of First Down Toll by First Down Dash.

Perrys Getting Down was making his first career start outside California after finishing fifth in a PCQHRA Breeders' Derby trial on September 16. Bred by Vessels Stallion Farm LLC and Gianni Samaja, he has earned $17,029.

Lebron 6, Shez Sneakin Fast, Sorelli, Rare Ed and Flyin Rocks completed the field.

A large crowd of fans were treated to Dollar Day at the races on Sunday as fans enjoyed $1 Beer, Hot Dogs, Soft Drinks and Programs. The gathering was the largest attendance of the season at Portland Meadows thus far.

Racing resumes Monday and Tuesday with a special 1 pm (PST) post time for both days. As always parking and admission are free at Portland Meadows.