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Talented juveniles in holiday action at Los Al

December 26, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

A talented group of juveniles will make their final starts as 2-year-olds when they get together in the running of the Holiday Handicap on Sunday, December 27, at Los Alamitos. The program is the final of the year at the Orange County oval in 2015 with live racing returning on New Year’s Day on Friday, January 1. First post on Sunday night is 5:00 p.m. local time.

The field to the Holiday Handicap features the stakes debut of John and Cina Sperry’s Jess Good Reason, an Oklahoma-bred filly out of Good Reason SA with a ton of promise. Trained by Paul Jones and to be ridden by Roberto Hernandez, Jess Good Reason is unbeaten in her two career starts. She looked awesome when beating allowance foes by daylight in her last outing on December 6.

Owned by Stanley Watkins and trained by Charles Treece, the meet’s leading Thoroughbred trainer last season, Trixsey Sue is another filly to watch in this race. The FDD Dynasty filly ran second in the Golden State Juvenile Stakes and finished in the money in five of her eight outings. Eulices Gomez will pilot the Vessels Stallion Farm-bred filly.

Angela Aquino also enjoyed a banner year with her Thoroughbreds in 2015. She finished the last meet as the second leading trainer with 34 wins. She also enjoyed some nice moments with her Quarter Horses headed by High Class Cartel’s qualifying effort to the Kindergarten Futurity. Owned by Aquino and Ashley Garcia, High Class Cartel ran third against allowance foes in her last start.

Mark and Peggy Brown’s Timely Delivery and Jesus Nava’s Luv On The Run are two other talented contenders in this event. Luv On The Run finished in a dead-heat for first in the John Deere California Juvenile last year, while Timely Delivery won The Plan Handicap. TLM Streakin Joy and Ivys Storm will complete the field.