Jess Paint Your Lips is Prompt Choice in Grade 1 Boehringer Ingelheim Distaff Challenge
Jess Paint Your Lips rallied to win Saturday's Boehringer Ingelheim Distaff Challenge at Prairie Meadows.

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Jess Paint Your Lips is Prompt Choice in Grade 1 Boehringer Ingelheim Distaff Challenge

QUARTER RACING JOURNAL—OCTOBER 14, 2017—Michael A. Pohl's Jess Paint Your Lips extended her win streak to five races with a three-quarter length score in the $105,000 Boehringer Ingleheim Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows on Saturday.

Prepped by Stacy Charette-Hill and sent to post as the 3-5 favorite, Jess Paint Your Lips went 400 yards in :19.469 and posted a 101 speed index while racing on a sloppy and sealed track. Jorge Torres rode the homebred 4-year-old daughter of champion Jess Louisiana Blue.

AQHA's Jessica Hanke presents the winning connections of Jess Paint Your Lips the Boehringer Ingelheim Distaff Challenge stakes trophy at Prairie Meadows.
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Jess Paint Your Lips returned a $3.20 win mutuel and teamed with runner-up Time For Wine, the 5-2 second choice, for a $2 exacta dividend of $8.60. The Oklahoma-bred mare is out of Paint Your Lips, a homebred winning daughter of Corona Cartel and a finalist in the 2010 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Derby (R) at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.

Raced in four states, Jess Paint Your Lips has won seven of eight starts, and her resume includes a dominating 3-¼ length victory in last year's $37,000 Adequan Prairie Meadows Derby Challenge. The $49,350 winner's share of the purse from her first career graded stakes victory increased her earnings to $121,982.

Jess Paint Your Lips' third dam, the First Down Dash mare Dashin Follies, was the sport's world champion in 1996.

Pete Scarmardo's Time For Win picked up $21,000 for her second-place effort. Charlton Hunt conditions the 5-year-old daughter of Mr Jess Prery from the First Down Dash mare Fine Wines. Vessels Stallion Farm, LLC bred the multiple stakes winner in California. Ridden by James Flores she has earned nearly $207,000.

Honeymoon Candy, also a homebred racing for Michael Pohl ran third, 1-½ lengths off Time For Wine to finish third.

Stacy Charette-Hill conditions the Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare out of Jess Send Candy by Mr Jess Perry. Ricky Ramirez was aboard the half-sister to champion Jess Good Candy. She earned $10,500 for third.

Jr Rock Star, Gone Fast, Bye Bye Birdy, Blacks Cartel, Tic Tac Attack, and Ablurrforsure completed the order of finish.

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