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Oh La Traffic heads tonight’s Pick-6 carryover card

March 16, 2012     E-mail this page to a friend!

Oh La Traffic wins the Wild West Futurity on October 23, 2010
(photo by Los Alamitos Race Course)
Stan Young’s Oh La Traffic will shoot for her first victory since winning back-to-back stakes races in the fall of 2010 when she headlines Friday’s $13,200 allowance feature at Los Alamitos. The 330-yard sprint is one of the key races in Friday’s Pick-6 sequence which is boosted by a nice $9,574 carryover. The Pick-6 gets underway in the evening’s fourth race.

Oh La Traffic won the first ever Wild West Futurity here and then cruised to a 1¼-length victory in the Corona Chick Handicap. Trained by Bret Vickery, Oh La Traffic qualified to the PCQHRA Breeders Derby and then finished fourth in the John Deere Stakes on Bank of America Racing Challenge Night, but winning a race proved to be an elusive task for her in seven starts in 2011. Oh La Traffic can fly out of the gate and the fact that she’s facing four other mares is to her favor. Most of her races last year came against male horses. Francisco Rubio will ride Oh La Traffic from post three.

Vessels Stallion Farm LLC’s Sheza Fast Habit also took part in last year’s Breeders Derby and she finished ahead of Oh La Traffic in the process. The Francisco Ramirez-trainee ran third at odds of 35-to-1, but she comes into this race after two straight seventh place finishes. She’s not the quickest horse leaving the gate, but she has the ability to deliver powerful finishes like in her winning derby trial to the Breeders. Rodrigo Aceves will ride. Ruths Chris, who scored back-to-back allowance wins late last season, La Primera Del Ano Derby finalist Perrier Cartel and Groupie will also race.