Tickle Ur Fancy Too Tough in Carl Alleman Bonus Challenge at Grants Pass
Multiple stakes winner Tickle Ur Fancy won the $7,080 Carl Alleman Bonus Challenge at Grans Pass on Sunday.

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Tickle Ur Fancy Too Tough in Carl Alleman Bonus Challenge at Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS, OR—JULY 2, 2017—The heavy favorite in the $7,080 Carl Alleman Bonus Challenge (not black type) at Grants Pass in Oregon on Sunday did not disappoint; Tickle Ur Fancy won by a length and a half with regular rider Eduardo Gutierrez-Sosa. The filly earned a 112 speed index for her final time of 17.361 in the 350-yard event, part of the Markel Bonus Challenge series for Challenge-enrolled horses.

Tickle Ur Fancy ($3.40) is trained by Hector Magallanes for Hayden Brothers Ranch. She was bred in Oklahoma by Bobby Cox, by Dominyun out of the First Down Dash mare Sizzling Lola.

As a two-year-old in 2015, Tickle Ur Fancy ran second in the Wild West Futurity at Los Alamitos behind Zoomin for Spuds, who would go on to win the 2016 Champion of Champions. Sunday’s win marked the 4-year-old's eighth win in 15 lifetime starts. She has earned $54,626 to date.

Sneakin Tr dueled with Tickle Ur Fancy at the beginning of the race and finished with a half-length lead over the rest of the pack at the wire. Connie Chumbley owns and Gary Chumbley bred the 6-year-old gelding in Oregon.

Sneaking Tr is by Tr Dasher and is out of Sneak Bac, by Splash Bac. He is trained by Scott Raley and ridden by Kassie Guglielmino.

Finishing third was 5-year-old gelding Chicks R Gone and jockey Jose Figueroa. Hector Magallanes trains and bred the son of Chickie Cherry Cola in Oregon, out of the Panther Mountain mare Oso Gone. Chicks R Gone is owned by Tryn Espelien.

Completing the field were Seperatefromdarest, Flyin Rocks and Fancy Radiant Dash.