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The Streakin Clean back against the boys in Cypress Handicap

January 21, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

The Streakin Clean wins the Hawkish Handicap on December 7
(photo by Los Alamitos Race Course)
Leonardo and Javier Olmos’ The Streakin Clean has finished in the money in three consecutive stakes races. The Arizona-bred mare was quickest of all when beating the boys in the Hawkish Handicap at 100 yards and was third to Significant Heart in the Las Damas Handicap for distaffers last year. She most recently ran second to the red-hot Quirky in the Grade 2 Charger Bar Handicap for older mares when continuing her tremendous form on January 4.

After her recent stakes success, The Streakin Clean will now take on the boys once again to race in the $25,000 Cypress Handicap at 350 yards on Friday night, January 23, at Los Alamitos. To be ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Jaime Gomez, The Streakin Clean has finished in the top three in five out of her last six starts at Los Alamitos. The mare by Streakin La Jolla will come into the Cypress Handicap eight wins in 22 starts and 16 career in the money finishes. She’ll start from post number six in this event.

Bobby Cox’s The August Heat and Ron and Ronnie Keller’s Unchangeable finished second in photo finishes in Grade 1 million dollar futurities at Los Alamitos in their respective 2-year-old years. The two of them will be among the eight that will compete in Friday’s Cypress Handicap. The August Heat was second by a nose to the outstanding Matabari in the 2012 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, while Unchangeable was second by a nose to Five Bar Cartel in the 2013 Ed Burke Million.

Wayne Shizuru’s Deepintheheartotexas will make his stakes debut on Saturday after posting four solid allowance efforts in a row. The well-bred horse will be making only his seventh career starts after making only two starts as a 2-year-old and none as a 3-year-old. Sired by Corona Cartel out of the First Down Dash mare Rousing Encore, Deepintheheartotexas has enjoyed a pair of allowance victories at Los Alamitos since returning to action in April of 2014. Deepintheheartotexas’ dam is the winner of the 2005 All American Juvenile Invitational and the runner-up in the 2006 Ruidoso Derby. Grade 1 finalists Foose Is Loose and Henoshersecret will also compete in the Cypress Handicap along with Governor’s Cup Derby and Futurity finalist Well And Good, and Anaheim Handicap winner Fols Jesse.

Friday’s racing action will include a total of six horses that find themselves close to going over the $100,000 mark in earnings. One of the closest to the mark is Jesus Uranga’s Quarter Moon Action, who is only $1,883 away from reaching six figures when he runs in Friday’s sixth race. The 7-year-old gelding has finished in the money 33 in 50 career starts and has hit the board in six of his last seven starts. Also nearing the elusive earnings mark is the aforementioned Fols Jesse, who could go over the $100,000 mark if he wins the Cypress Handicap on Friday. Fols Jesse needs $10,025 and the winner of the Cypress Handicap will earn $13,750. The other four nearing the mark are all Thoroughbreds and three of them will be in action in the opening race of the night in the form of Jaime Godinez’s Put It There, who needs $1,119, Grand Topper, who is $1,540 shy, and Truco Latino is $12,200 away. Waitwaitdonttellme will be in action in the fifth race and he’s $11,021 from reaching $100,000.