Challenge


Canterbury Park Presents Challenge Stakes Tripleheader on Thursday
Reigning world champion Danjer drew the rail post for Thursday's 440-yard, $50,000-added Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge (G3) at Canterbury Park.

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Canterbury Park Presents Challenge Stakes Tripleheader on Thursday

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

SHAKOPEE, MN–JULY11, 2022–
Danjer, a 6-year-old gelded son of FDD Dynasty and the sport's reigning world champion, drew the rail post for Thursday's 440-yard, $50,000-added Bank of America Canterbury Championship Challenge (G3) at Canterbury Park.

Racing for Downtime Enterprises LLC, Billy G. Smith, and trainer Dean Frey, Danjer is coming off of a Remington Park spring campaign during which he earned $161,928 from two starts and scored a 1 3/4-length victory in the 440-yard, $250,000 Debbie Schauf Remington Park Championship (G1) on May 28. All told, the gelding has won 16 of 28 races -- including 12 of 18 at the classic quarter-mile distance and three of four at Canterbury Park -- and he has banked $1,665,813.

Danjer will be ridden by Cody R. Smith.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Danjer (Cody R. Smith), 2-5
Fly The Coup (Bonifacio Quiroz), 15-1
Apollitical Hero (Luis A. Valenzuela), 6-1
Juice Is Loose (Edwin Escobedo), 3-1
Cr Appollitical Joe (Gonzalo Gutierrez), 8-1

Also on Thursday, Lynnder 16 will put her perfect record at Canterbury Park on the line in the 400-yard, $30,000-added Q-Racing Video Canterbury Distaff Challenge (G3) for fillies and mares.

The 5-2 morning-line favorite, Lynnder 16 is a 6-year-old daughter of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Jason Olmstead for owners Tom Maher and Richard L. Tobin. The mare has won 15 of 31 starts and has banked $779,188, and her three wins in as many outs at Canterbury include a half-length victory in last year's Q-Racing Video Canterbury Distaff Challenge.

Lynnder 16 will be making her first start since January 2, when the mare ran second, a half of a length behind winner Kiss Thru Fire, in the 400-yard, $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap (G1) at Los Alamitos. Lynnder 16 drew post 9 and will be ridden by Edwin Escobedo.

Austin Watterson's Cold Brewster is one of six entered in Thursday's 870-yard, $20,000-added AQHA Canterbury Distance Challenge.

Raced at Remington Park last spring, Cold Brewster earned $29,450 from five races, including four at the 870 distance. The 5-year-old Im A Fancy Pyc gelding will be dropping in class off of his fifth-place run, 5 1/2 lengths behind winner and reigning champion distance horse Wascallywittlewabbit, in the May 28, $50,000 Remington Distance Championhship (G1).

Cold Brewster drew post 5 and will be ridden by Gonzalo Gutierrez for trainer Durk Peery.

All Canterbury Park races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.