Ridden by jockey Juan Garcia, Jr., Ivory Noche, a son of Ivory James out of the Tres Seis mare Tres Dia Noche broke from the far outside post, driving to the top mark of :17.723 seconds, a 99 speed index. Brian Stroud conditions the bay gelding, who picked up his third win from five starts this evening. Sent off as the even-money favorite, Ivory Noche paid $4.20 for the win.
The final will take place on Saturday, August 12 with the winner advancing to $130,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) at Prairie Meadows on October 14.
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