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Top sprinters set for tonight's Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes


February 27, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

A star will be born tonight when 10 sprinters compete in the running of the $134,000 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes. Last year, Royal Proclamation used the Maiden Stakes as the launching pad for a fine sophomore year that included winning the El Primero Del Ano Derby and finishing third in the Grade 1 All American Derby. First post to the 8-race program is 7 p.m.

Other nice runners to exit the Maiden Stakes in previous years include eventual champion 3-year-old gelding Little Bit Of Baja, Grade 1 stakes winner LDS Dash For Dylan, graded stakes winner A Mere Splash, and the veteran Royal Medallion. This year's crop of Maiden Stakes finalists is headed by outstanding prospects, including fastest qualifier Vessels Stallion Farm and Los Bustardos' Jus Ledoux It and Felix Gonzalez's Brooklyn Boy.

Interestingly, Jus Ledoux It is owned by the same connection as Little Bit Of Baja, while Brooklyn Boy is campaigned by the same owner that campaigned A Mere Splash. Dennie and Kris Hill will be keeping an eye on more than one horse. The Hills own Lite My Fire, a daughter of AB What A Runner, and a full brother to AB What A Runner named AB Another Runner will race for owner Ronald Ore-Giron in this year's Maiden. Adan Farias will saddle three top contenders in the Maiden, while Felipe Quintero sends out FF Racing Stables' Secret Path, who made a huge late run when winning on trial night.