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La Pacifica, Miss Princess this weekend


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

Field of eight to race in La Pacifica on Saturday night


La Primera Del Ano Derby runner-up Feature Malinche, two-time graded stakes finalists Joy Roses Eagle and Watch Linda Ballet and major derby finalists Buy By and Forgotten Dynasty are among the eight sophomore fillies that will compete in Saturday’s $25,000 La Pacifica Handicap at Los Alamitos. The 350-yard event is scheduled as the ninth race on the card. First post time is 6 p.m.

Trained by Guillermo Morales for Javier Molina, Feature Malinche returns to action after an impressive second place finish in the $200,000 La Primera final. The filly by Feature Mr Jess battled gamely with eventual winner Revv Me Up in the derby and just narrowly missed winning from along the rail at odds of 43-1. She’ll start from the outside post eight in the La Pacifica.

Gianni Samaja’s Joy Roses Eagle SA is the richest filly in the field with career earnings of $148,236. The daughter of One Famous Eagle was third in last year’s Ed Burke Million Futurity and also ran in the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity. Robert Williams’ Watch Linda Ballet has earned over $100,000 in her career while racing in the Ed Burke Million and Golden State Million futurities last year. In her only start of the year, the Mr Jess Perry filly was third in a La Primera trial. Ron Hartley’s Forgotten Dynasty, who was fourth in the La Primera, and Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby finalist Buy Buy will be joined by Sassy Cartel, SFR Stuck On You and Jewel First Cat SA to complete the field.

Tres Of Linda heads Miss Princess Handicap on Sunday


Christian and Ru Anna Singletary and Joleen Hales’ Tres Of Linda will go after her third stakes victory of the year when she headlines a field of seven mares in the $25,000 Miss Princess Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The Miss Princess at 350 yards is scheduled as the ninth race and final race on the card.

Tres Of Linda has won two of three starts this year and both victories have come in stakes races. She prevailed by a head to win the Grade 2 $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap on January 6 and then returned to win the Garden Grove Handicap by a half-length. To be ridden by Rodrigo Aceves, who piloted her in the Charger Bar, the Scott Willoughby-trained mare will start from post number three.

The Miss Princess will will also feature Attack The Cartel and Check N Fetch, who finished 1-2 in the Native Empress Handicap on April 5. Racing for Steve Burns, Attack The Cartel has been doing double duty this spring, as she’s already been bred a couple of times this year. Lorena Velazquez Rodriguez’s Check N Fetch was second in the Native Empress and three races back was an impressive allowance winner at 300 yards.

The field will also feature Eyema Special Candy, who travels here after racing at Remington Park and Prairie Meadows in Iowa over the past 12 months, Warm Form, who is a two-time allowance winner this year, Queens R Blue, who rallied to an impressive allowance victory back in January, and recent allowance-runner-up Hollywood Mongoose.