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2-year-olds debut this weekend at Los Alamitos

April 10, 2013     E-mail this page to a friend!

Four races for 2YOs on Friday

Four of the nine races set for Friday night will feature 2-year-olds making their debut starts of their careers at Los Alamitos Race Course. Each race will be contested at 300 yards and will feature either nine or eight runners per race.

The first 2-year-old race of the season will take place in the evening’s second race and will feature a field of nine fillies. Babies to watch in this race include Bobby Cox’s Shake Djibouti, who posted a sizzling :12.10 drill at 220 yards on March 30. The TR Dasher filly had the fourth fastest of 71 drills on that morning. Mike Abraham’s Cartel Fantasy could also shine after drilling 220 yards in :12.20 on March 26. Sired by Corona Cartel, Cartel Fantasy’s clocking was the third fastest of 58 works on that morning. She also had a :12.30 work on March 12. First year sire Kiddy Up will be represented by Ed Allred’s Sadie Sis in this race. The filly recorded workouts of :12.20 on March 16 and :12:30 on March 30 and both drills were among the 10 fastest during those mornings. The other fillies that will compete in this race are Hot Capuccino, Bella Hawk, Fearless Fire, Cloudy Dasher, Shez No Rascal and Quirky.

Nine 2-year-olds have been entered in the fourth race highlighted by the presence of a pair of babies by first-year sire Foose. A champion and winner of the 2008 Ed Burke Million Futurity, Foose will be represented by Just Because and Barefoot Bluejean in this race.

Racing for Ed Allred, Just Because is a half brother of two-time Grade 1 winner Check My Thoughts. In his most recent workout, he covered 220 yards in :12.50 - the 13th fastest of 51 drills on March 28. Paul Jones and John and Cina Sperry’s Barefoot Bluejean is a colt by 2007 La Primera Del Ano Derby finalist This Seis Can Race. Barefoot Bluejean posted the third fastest of 58 drills on March 26 when he worked 220 yards in :12.20. The field will also include Secretly Buff, a colt by All American Futurity winner No Secrets Here and out of 2001 Quarter Horse Breeders Classic Distaff winner Sisal Buff. Merchant Marine, KR Famous Tequilla, Mitey Garfield, Jess Bring It, Docs First Fire and El Pretty Boy will also race.

Foose is also the sire of Dutch Masters III’s She Forgives, who appears to be one of the top contenders in the sixth race for 2-year-old fillies. Trained by Jaime Gomez, She Forgives was one of the stars of her morning workouts, as she had the third fastest of 57 drills (:12.20) on March 16 and the second fastest of 71 drills (:12.0) on March 30. Her mother is Forgive Him, a four time stakes winner at Los Alamitos. Forgive Him won the 2008 La Primera Del Ano Derby and 2009 Las Damas Handicap. Double Bar S Ranch’s Doyouknowhoiam will start from along the rail and figures to garner a lot of attention after posting the bullet workout on March 28 of :12.20. The filly by First Down Dash is out of Corona Couture, who ran in the 2006 Ed Burke Million Futurity and PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and 2007 Golden State Derby. Brad Hart and Jose Antonio Flores’ Ms Paddy will also race in the sixth. Sired by Mr Jess Perry, Ms Paddy’s mother is Paddy Chick, who qualified to three major futurities in 2001 including the Golden State Futurity.

Janet McKinnerney is the owner of Duke Of Carter, a 2-year-old colt by Carters Cartel that ranks among the top contenders in the seventh race. Sddled by Jose Flores, Duke Of Carter’s female family includes the millionaire and multiple Grade 1 winner Tres Passes. Double Bar S Ranch’s Monsters Ball is a colt by Tac It Like A Man and out of former 300-yard track record holder Rieda Hay Worth. Rieda Hay Worth was third to Foose in the aforementioned Ed Burke and also finished third in the 2008 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity. Monster Ball’s had the second fastest of 70 workouts (:12.20)on March 12 and fifth fastest of 48 drills (:12.40) on March 23. The Sperrys and Jones have another Foose baby racing on Friday night in the form of the colt Maybach in the seventh race. Maybach looked sharp when working :12.20 on March 26. His drill was the third fastest of 58 works on that morning.

Three races for 2YOs on Saturday

Three races for 2-year-old sprinters will headline the nine-race program on Saturday at Los Alamitos. All three races will be contested at 300 yards. First post is 6 p.m.

Paul Jones and Thompson Racing’s Foose Is Loose is one of the babies to watch in the eighth race on the card following the colt’s two impressive workouts. The Foose colt posted the second fastest of 72 drills on March 12 (:12.20) and also the ninth fastest of 58 (:12.30) on March 26. Foose Is Loose’s mother is Shescheckinumout, who ran in the 2008 Governor’s Cup Derby and Golden State Derby and also won that year’s La Pacifica Handicap.

Foose Is Loose will face a cast that includes Dutch Masters III’s Noble Cartel, a half brother to Kindergarten Futurity winners Secret Card and Twin Spires, Golden State Derby winner Docs Apollo and 2013 El Primero Del Ano Derby finalist Tres Primeros. Jaime Gomez trains Noble Cartel. The field also includes Ruidoso Fire, a half brother of AQHA Distance Champion Heros Call. McGraw, Faster N Winner, Corona Latte, Feelin Fly and Corona Berry complete the field.

The 2-year-olds in action on Saturday will also feature seven fillies in the fifth race. The list includes Janet McKinnerney’s Meia Corona, a Carters Cartel filly out of Morning Snow Handicap winner Royal Motions, and also Sandra Villalobos’ Coronas Eagle, a filly by One Famous Eagle out of allowance winner Coronas First Down. Breaking from the outside post seven will be James Azevedo, Boyles Family Trust and Paul Jones’Tweet No Evil, whose mother is the blue-hen mare Summertime High. She is the mother of multiple Grade 1 stakes finalist High School Secret and Summertime Quickie, who won the 2001 La Pacifica Handicap and finished second in that year’s La Primera Del Ano Derby. The FDD Dynasty filly Diamonds N Dynasty, who posted the fourth fastest of 71 drills (:12.10) on March 30, Last Chancer, Midnight Foose and Sold On Dynasty will also race.

The seventh race is slated as the other race for 2-year-old fillies on the card. Micah Leslie and Link Newcomb’s Wallstreet Jasmine is one of the fillies in action. She’s a half sister to Sassy Corona, who won four stakes races at Los Alamitos while also qualifing to the 2004 Kindergarten and Ed Burke Memorial futurities. Rogelio Pena’s Top Fuel Cha Cha is another well-bred filly in this race. Her mother is Answer The Dream, who won the Junos Request Handicap and Merial Oklahoma Distaff Challenge at Remington Park in 2009. Answer The Dream also ran in the Charger Bar Handicap two straight years at Los Alamitos. Valiant Motions, Miss Four Ones, First Prize Beach, Divided Faith and Bad Fast are the other fillies in this race.