LARC NEWS Posted: 11/18/2018 2:28:16 AM


        BH Lisas Boy, a homebred 6-year-old Mighty Invictus gelding owned and trained by Bill Hoburg of Kennewick, Washington, parlayed a sharp break from post 4 into a one-length victory in Saturday's $250,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos.

       Under jockey Cesar DeAlba, BH Lisas Boy went 440 yards in :21.506. In addition to posting a 98 speed index, BH Lisas Boy banked the $112,500 winner's share of the purse from his fourth lifetime Grade 1 win.

       BH Lisa Boy was sent to post a the 5-2 second choice in the field of 11, and he was rebounding off of his eighth-place finish, 2 3/4 lengths behind winner He Looks Hot, in the Grade 1, 440-yard Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship on October 14.

         BH Lisa Boy has won 20 of 35 starts, including 11 of 20 at Los Alamitos and five of 10 at the quarter-mile trip, and he has earned $697,662. He is out of the Snowbound(TB) mare Apollo Snowbound. Earlier this year, he scored a neck victory in the Brad McKinzie Winter Championship (G1).

         The Bank of America Challenge Championship(G1) victory also garnered him a starting spot in next months Grade 1 $600,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos. As a result, A1A Racing's Tarzanito moves into the Champion of Champions thanks to his victory in the Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap earlier this year.

      Katies Easy Moves earned $50,000 for his second-place effort, bringing his earnings total to $172,408. Monty Arrossa trains the Maknmoves Utah-bred for owner O-So-Smart LLC. Bred by Walter L J Finder, Katies Easy Moves is out of Katie Lane Finder by Lanes Leinster.

      Trainer Jason Olmstead saddled third-place finisher Kowboy Jim for owner/breeder Dean Frey. The FDD Dynasty 4-year-old from the Mr Jess Perry mare Counting On You earned $25,00 for the effort to boost his bankroll past $165,000. Champion jockey Cody Jensen was in the saddle.

      The 7-5 favorite champion Hold Air Hostage was fourth followed by Jess A Cowboy, Bout Tree Fiddy, Corona B Gone, Flyingforunclesam, Faster Than Hasta, Arizona Icon, and Corona Jumpim MRL.


       BH Lisas Boy’s victory means that A1A Racing’s Go Man Go Handicap winner Tarzanito has earned a berth to the Champion of Champions. Trained by Yanet Rodriguez and always ridden by Eddie Garcia, Tarzanito moves into the Champion of Champions field due to BH Lisas Boy having won two races carrying berth to the Champion of Champions. BH Lisas Boy had previously earned a berth to the Champion of Champions following his victory in the Grade 1 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship in February. The final berths to the Champion of Champions will be decided on Sunday in the Z. Wayne Griffin Directors Trials.


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