Bank of America Los Al Challenge

Bank of America Los Al Challenge

BH Lisas Boy attempts to earn a consecutive victory in the Bank of America Los Alamitos Championship Challenge.

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Bill Hoburg's BH Lisas Boy will make his 40th career start while beginning his quest to win back-to-back runnings of the Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship when he headlines the $40,579 Bank of America Los Alamitos Championship Challenge at 440 yards in the eighth race on Saturday at Los Alamitos.

The winner of this race will earn a berth to the Grade 1 final to be held at Albuquerque Downs later this year. BH Lisas Boy is no stranger to success, particularly in this race. The runner-up in the 2016 final, BH Lisas Boy came back last year to win the California regional by a nose before cruising to a daylight victory in the 2018 final. The 7-year-old will now set his sights on a fourth career appearance in the quarter-mile final when he takes on a strong cast that also features Mark and Peggy Brown's Jess My Kiss, last year's winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby, and Ron Hartley's Black Fryday, a two-time graded derby winner last year. 
Bred, owned and trained by Hoburg, BH Lisas Boy also competed in the 2015 Bank of America Challenge Championship final. The Idaho-bred son of Mighty Invictus will enter this race having visited the winner's circle 20 times during his great career and his lifetime earnings currently stand at $785,829. He's a four-time Grade 1 stakes winner and a victory on Saturday night would make him a 13-time stakes winner. Oscar Andrade Jr will ride BH Lisas Boy from post 4.

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