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    Bank of America EmD Chmp Chlg-Press Kit
    8/31/2014

    $60,000 BANK OF AMERICA
    EMERALD DOWNS CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE
    4th RUNNING, 440 YARDS
    SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014

    Stakes Record :21.66, Vodka With Ice, September 1, 2013
    Track Record :21.72, Chicks Special Angel, August 17, 2013
    World Record :20.274, First Moonflash, December 28, 2009, Sunland Park

     OWNERS HOMETOWNS
     1: Eagle B Gone (10)  Pablo Madrigal, Boardsman, ORE
     2: Lil Bitts a Dash (12)  David Newbold, Pocatello, ID
     3: Rogue County (4)  Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch and Racing (Cedric Hayden, Fall Creek, ORE)
     4: Chicks Special Angel (7-5)  Miguel Sanguino, Hermiston, ORE
     5: Ambush Alley (5)  Eloy Mendoza, Hermiston, ORE
     6: Hyho Travio (15)  Steve D. Dickinson, Clarkston, WA
     7: Alota Action (9-2)  John Olmos, Kent, WA
     8: One Famous Secret (15)  Gregg Gibson, Ogden UT; Steve Wright, Wellsville, UT
     9: Veyron (20)  Jorge Hernandez, Seattle, WA

    Qualifying times: Chicks Special Angel, 21.84; Alota Action, 21.93; Ambush Alley, 22.04; Eagle B Gone, 22.05; Lil Bitts a Dash, 22.18; Rogue County, 22.35; One Famous Secret, 22.37; Hyho Travio, 22.44; Veyron, 22.64.

    Previous winning times: Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge
    2013: Vodka With Ice ($7) :21.66
    2012: A Royal Dervish ($6.20) :21.96
    2011: Devon Dat Cash ($36.60) :21.82

    FAB 5 HANDICAPPERS
    Joe Withee
    (EmD1): Chicks Special Angel, Rogue County, Ambush Alley (9-20; $174.10)
    Robert Geller (EmD2): Chicks Special Angel, Ambush Alley, Rogue County (13-20; $213.30)
    Jacob Pollowitz (EmD3): Ambush Alley, Chicks Special Angel, Rogue County (13-20; $197.80)
    Vic Cozzetti  (Predictorsays.com): Chicks Special Angel, Alota Action, Rogue County (7-20; $176.80)
    Nick Rousso (Daily Racing Form): Ambush Alley, Chicks Special Angel, Lil Bitts a Dash (8-20; $194.60)
    Consensus: Chicks Special Angel (19), Ambush Alley (13), Rogue County (5) (12-20; $201.50)

    NOTES: Today’s winner earns a berth in the $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) October 18 at Prairie Meadows, Altoona, Iowa. . .Vodka With Ice won this race last year and scored a $36.60 upset in the $350,000 Bank of America AQHA Challenge Championsip at Los Alamitos. Vodka With Ice, second, third and first in the first three EmD Championship Challenges, qualified for the Prairie Meadows race with a one-length win in the Aug. 9 Les Bois Championship Challenge. . .This is the second straight year Chicks Special Angel is both fastest qualifier and morning line favorite. She missed the break last year and finished fourth to Vodka with Ice. . .Betting favorites are 0-for-3 in this race: Simons Wonder Choice finished seventh at even-money in 2011, Follys Fast finished fourth at 8-to-5 in 2012 and Chicks Special Angel finished fourth at 3-to-5 last year. . .Ambush Alley ran the fastest 330 yards (:16.48) at the current Los Alamitos meet. . .Jockey Never Marin (One Famous Secret) rode A Royal Dervish to victory in the 2012 Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge.

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