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Dr Tool Slight Surprise in $54,972 Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge
Dr Tool (#) winning the $54,972 Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge on Sunday.

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Dr Tool Slight Surprise in $54,972 Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge

AUBURN, WA–AUGUST 28, 2022–Stakes winner Dr Tool (6-1) was a slight surprise when he pulled off a neck win in the $54,972 Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge Sunday in Washington state.

Under jockey Guillermo Suarez Dr Tool dueled early then got up by a neck over Super Bowl Sunny Day at the wire, in a blanket finish with post time favorite Cm One Ina Bluemoon, who a nose back for third. Suarez also won the John Deere Emerald Downs Juvenile earlier on the card.

Dr Tool completed the 440 yard task in :22.110 seconds, a 98 speed index into an 8 mph tailwind.  Trainer Edwin Rosales saddled the 5-year-old son of leading sire Kiss My Hocks to his fifth career win. The $25,289 winner's purse boosted his career earnings total to $167,412.

The winning connections of Dr Tool accept the Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge trophy.
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The win also picked up a starting spot in the $250,000-est. Bank of America Challenge Championship(G1) on Saturday, October 22nd at Horseshoe Indianapolis.  The Indiana track will host the 2022 Bank of America Challenge Championship Night.

Racing for owner LG Racing, LLC, Dr. Tool has bred in Texas by Andy Caulo from the One Famous Eagle mare Where Eagles Soar.

Multiple stakes-placed Super Bowl Sunny Day earned $10,995 for second. Owned-and-trained by Gilberto Madrigal, Super Bowl Sunny Day was ridden by jockey Jake Samuels. Alejandro Moya bred the son of multiple stakes sire Pyc Prize Time in Oregon from the Holland Ease mare Holland Last Star. He has banked over $45,000.

Two-time Bank of America Emerald Downs Championship Challenge winner Cm Once Ina Bluemoon picked up $5,497 for third. Nick Lowe trains the son of Ivory James for owner Chris Sutton. Randy Dickerson bred the $162,055 earner in Oregon from the Jess Louisiana Blue mare Cool Blue Corona.

Cm Boom Shakalaki, Arizona Favorite, Alabama Hill-DH-6th, Lionized-DH-6th, Jesstafiably, Fast Movin Freight and Skyywalker completed the field.