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Jess My Hocks Headlines Bank of America Oklahoma Challenge Championship
Jess My Hocks is one of seven aged runners entered in Sunday's 440-yard, $67,881 Bank of America Oklahoma Challenge Championship (G2) at Remington Park.

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Jess My Hocks Headlines Bank of America Oklahoma Challenge Championship

BY MICHAEL CUSORTELLI

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–APRIL 1, 2022–Jess My Hocks, a homebred 5-year-old son of the Tempting Dash stallion Kiss My Hocks racing for Tom and Kathleen McNally, is one of seven aged runners entered in Sunday's 440-yard, $67,881 Bank of America Oklahoma Challenge Championship (G2) at Remington Park.

Jess My Hocks will be shortening in distance off of his fourth-place finish, one length behind winner O Donovan Rossa, in the 550-yard, $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes (G3) on March 6.

The sorrel gelding ended his 4-year-old campaign with a third-place finish, 1-1/2 lengths behind winner and eventual world champion Danjer, in the November 27, 440-yard Refrigerator Invitational Championship (G1) at Lone Star Park, and his season record included a nose victory in the 400-yard, $100,000 Leo Stakes (G1) at Remington Park.

Jess My Hocks drew post 7 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo for trainer Michelle Hurdle.

The winner of this race will earn a berth in this year's Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship at Horseshoe Indiana. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
  1. Big Eagle Gone (Francisco Calderon), 3-1
  2. Apocalyptical Jess (Tanner Thedford), 4-1
  3. Wieburg (Daniel Torres), 12-1
  4. Fyre Wall (Raul Valenzuela), 9-2
  5. Cr Appollitical Joe (Edwin Escobedo), 6-1
  6. His Time To Deal (Bryan Candanosa), 15-1
  7. Jess My Hocks (Rodrigo Vallejo), 5-2

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