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Runaway Witch Headlines $60,000-Added Adequan Arizona Derby Challenge
Fastest qualifier Runaway Witch heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered back in Saturday's 400-yard, $60,000-added Adequan Arizona Derby Challenge Stakes at Arizona Downs.

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Runaway Witch Headlines $60,000-Added Adequan Arizona Derby Challenge

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ–JULY 12, 2022–
Runaway Witch, a sorrel daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Sir Runaway Dash and the fastest qualifier, heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered back in Saturday's 400-yard, $60,000-added Adequan Arizona Derby Challenge Stakes at Arizona Downs.

Trained by Armando Alamos for owner LG Racing LLC, Runaway Witch made her local debut with a head victory in the second of two trials on June 25. The filly was a $16,000 purchase at the 2020 Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City, and she has earned $135,647 from 13 races. Her season record includes a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Pattys Saint, in the 400-yard, $75,000 Animas Stakes at SunRay Park on May 28.

Runaway Witch drew post 4 and will be ridden by Jacob Enriquez.

The winner of this race will earn a berth in the Grade 3 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship at Horseshoe Indianapolis on October 22. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
  1. BH Free Drop Billy (Ernie Aispuro)
  2. HP Just A Star (Michael Ybarra)
  3. Uncle Shine (Julian Zavala)
  4. Runaway Witch (Jacob Enriquez)
  5. Wagon Coast (Elias Gutierrez)
  6. ABC Nalaki (Jacquelyn Bobroff)
  7. My Game Plan (Armando Cervantes)
  8. Cartels Courage (Agustin Silva)
  9. Eyemoutahere (Jesus Virgen)
  10. itsjustamatteroftime (Martin Osuna)

All Arizona Downs races can be seen at Q-Racing Video.com.