Hampton Couple Aim For Big Bonus Challenge Win at Ajax Downs
Jockey Brian Bell, who qualified to horses to the Bonus Challenge final, has chosen to ride High Rate Of Run (7-2) in Sunday's final at Ajax Downs.

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Hampton Couple Aim For Big Bonus Challenge Win at Ajax Downs

AJAX, ONTóJUNE 8, 2018óCarol and Dave McIntyre of Hampton, ON have two chances at a big win at Ajax Downs on Sunday in the first running of the new AQHA Bonus Challenge Final worth $22,000.

The couple, whose horses race under their Big Dog Stable, have the aptly named High Rate Of Run as well as Senator Woot competing against eight others at 300 yards.

High Rate Of Run, a 3-year-old daughter of leading third-crop sire High Rate Of Return, has won both of her starts in 2018 including one of the trials for the Bonus Challenge. Senator Wooten is an Oklahoma-bred filly by multiple stakes sire Louisiana Senator.

Carol McIntyre is the trainer of both the Big dog Stable starters.

Paint Me Southern, under jockey Ed Walton, posted the fastest qualifying time in the May 27th Bonus Challenge trials. © New Image Media / Clive Cohen Photo
The McIntyre pair will have to get past the impressive Paint Me Southern, who was an easy winner of her trial for owner Milena Kwiecien to the top qualifying time of :15.640 seconds for the 300 yard event. Jason Pascoe will saddle.

The complete lineup, in post-position order including jockey assignments and morning-lines odds:

  1. Stow Lee (R Castillo) 10/1
  2. Senator Woot (C Willick) 4/1
  3. High Rate of Run (B Bell) 7/2
  4. Paint Me Southern (E Walton) 3/1
  5. Jk Doc Carter (N Ramirez) 8/1
  6. Wave Rebel (C Spataro) 15/1
  7. Peepl R Krazi (C Jeschke) 10/1
  8. Tellin Me All (C Spataro) 8/1
  9. Apollitical Toll (J Scott) 6/1
  10. Sr Solid Rubi (R Castillo) 12/1

Sunday's Ajax card of racing is the biggest of the year with over 70 horses competing in eight races. There will be activities and contests for kids trackside in addition to the popular outdoor barbecue.

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