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Tonightís Autumn Handicap heads weekend action

October 9, 2010     E-mail this page to a friend!

Kindergarten Futurity runner-up Kool Cowboy and PCQHRA Breeders Futurity trial winner Rare Bac are two of 10 top runners entered in a wide open $25,000 Autumn Handicap on tonight at Los Alamitos. The Autumn is for 2-year-olds and will be contested at 350 yards. First post is 7:00 p.m. with this feature slated as the ninth race on the card at 10:07 p.m.

Jose Avilasí Kool Cowboy has been first or second in each of his last four starts. The son of First N Kool won his Kindergarten trial and then had a little bit of a trouble at the start before running second to West Coast Hawk in the Grade 1 final. After winning an allowance race back in June, he finished second to Morro Rock in the PCQHRA Breeders trials. His best race should be good enough to win this race, but heís facing a slew of good runners like Vaughn Cook, Vince Genco and Benny Rossetís Rare Bac. The son of Splash Bac beat Governorís Cup Futurity finalist Girlie Man in a PCQHRA Breeders trial and three races back he broke his maiden by 1ľ lengths. Paul Jones trains the Oklahoma-bred.

Fall For It and This Royal Perks, who finished first and second, respectively, in the Chickasis Handicap figure to give Kool Cowboy and Rare Bac all they can handle. So will the invader Vee Oh Dashin Shot, who ran second in the Schvaneveldt Futurity at Laurel Brown in Utah on July 31 after winning the Ed Giles and Beehive futurities in Utah.

Blues Man Too to face Separate Bet on Sunday

Blues Man Too already has his ticket to the $750,000 Champion of Champions and Separate Bet is trying to figure out a way to return to that prestigious race after running third last year. The two will face off for the first time since the Los Alamitos Winter Championship held earlier this year when they headline Sundayís $13,095 allowance feature at 350 yards. First post time is 5:30 p.m. with this allowance race set for 8:50 p.m.

Owned by Jorge Carmona and trained by Danny Montes, Blues Man Too will make his first start since posting a surprising victory at 14-to-1 odds in the Grade 1 Vessels Maturity on June 18. The win earned the half-brother of 2007 Champion of Champions winner Blues Girl Too a berth into this yearís Champion of Champions alongside superstars Freaky, Double Down Special and Jess You And I. Blues Man Too will be ridden by Santiago Mendez in his first 350-yard race since finishing second in last yearís Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap.

J. & D. Harrel and Joann Adamsí Separate Bet is back at Los Alamitos after making a couple of starts at Remington Park in the spring. In his last start at Los Al, Separate Bet finished second to Freaky in the Los Alamitos Winter Championship. The gelded son of Separatist will be going after his 12th win in 31 starts. He has earned $765,748 in his illustrious career.

Masters Call, who was ninth in last yearís Champion of Champions, the 8-year-old quick veteran Precisionist RM, Toll Check and 330-yard track record holder Pappyscoronalilbro will complete the field.