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Lajolla Famosa, Gols Honey Money Pop head John Deere Juvenile

November 19, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

The Jorge Haddad-trained Gols Honey Money Pop provides the Texas-based trainer a solid shot in tonight’s $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge (G2) at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Approximate post time for the 350-yard final, is 8:28 p.m. Central Time. The John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship is the 9th race on tonight’s card.

Gary Kurz’s homebred Gols Honey Money Pop (Gol–Gotta Money Pop, by Man In The Money) has three wins from five starts. However, two of those wins came when he was awarded the first-place money after disqualification of the horse that crossed the finish line first. Then, in his most recent start, he crossed the finish line first, but was placed last for interference.

Regardless, Gols Honey Money Pop has proven to be a solid stakes competitor. He was awarded the win in the John Deere Sam Houston Juvenile Challenge (G3) and raced to a fifth-place finish in the TQHA Sale Futurity (G1).

Francisco Colorado’s Loose Perry (Mr Jess Perry–Loose Chick, by Chicks Beduino) makes his first start in the United States after winning each of his four career starts, including two stakes races, in Mexico City. He won his qualifying race to the John Deere Juvenile Challenge by three-quarters of a length and took another stakes by the same margin in his latest effort for trainer Guadalupe Inzunza.

Tony and J. Lloyd Yother’s homebred A Plain Brown Rapper (A Regal Choice–Belles A Lady, by Corona Cartel) has won three straight races while moving up in class for trainer William Harris. The gelding capped this improvement with a dominating win in the John Deere Prairie Meadows Juvenile Challenge by 2¼ lengths as the 6-to-5 favorite.

Besides A Plain Brown Rapper, there are three additional qualifiers to the final from TRJ—The Racing Journal territory, the most famous of whom must be Lajolla Famosa (Streakin La Jolla–Go For Fame, by Floyd De Great), winner of six races in eight starts, including three stakes races at Dixie Downs and Sandy Downs. Lajolla Famosa was the morning-line favorite to win the $90,700 Wild West Futurity at Los Alamitos on October 23 at Los Alamitos, but was scratched the morning of the race with a developing abcess.

Howdoyalikemesofar (Oak Tree Special–Sheza Soverign Dash, by Royal Sovereign) and Gossipaboutthis (Pritzi Dash–Br Sweet Sensation, by Tolltac) also qualified in TRJ—The Racing Journal territory, Howdoyalikemesofar at Grande Prairie on August 14 and Gossipaboutthis at Los Alamitos on August 27.