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Stakes winners collide Friday at Los Alamitos


February 16, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

Cut The Snow
(photo by Los Alamitos Race Course)
Super Bowl Handicap winner Furious Dasher and Holiday Handicap winner Gottobes Cat will headline a field that includes Los Alamitos Million Futurity finalist Cut The Snow and the multiple stakes placed runner Adriannas Dasher in Friday’s 350-yard $18,000 Marina Del Rey Handicap.

Les Onaka’s Furious Dasher will enter this 350-yard test following his impressive daylight win in the 550-yard Super Bowl. The son of Willie Wanta Dash has proven himself at this shorter distance, recording back-to-back wins at 350 yards during the month of December. Paul Jones trains the former $6,250 claimer.

Jones will also send out Billy Absher and Leland Decker’s Gottobes Cat, who also won the California Breeders Freshman Stakes.

"She's a half-sister to (four-time stakes winner) Firebaugh Filly," said Absher of Gottobes Cat. "Their dam, Gottabegoing, is 22-years-old and she's produced a lot of nice runner. Gottabegoing is by Native Creek, who ran second to Miss Thermolark in the 1978 Champion of Champions. He also ran fourth to Dash For Cash in the 1977 Champion of Champions."

Friday’s seventh race is a $6,000 allowance test featuring seven Arabians, including Bellflower Feed - Cowboy Magic Distaff winner Kinzi Kong going against multiple stakes winner Rodania Arbi. Racing for Lincoln Moman and trained by Charles Treece, Kinzi Kong was moved up from second to first in the Cowboy Magic following the disqualification of Delphine, earning her first win since September 2004.

"We kind of backed in into (that) win," said Treece. "Joy (Scott) rode her great and I can tell you that Kinzi Kong is a very good mare."

Prior to that victory, Kinzi Kong had struggled to the tune of four straight out of the money finishes at Delaware Park.

"The people that own her told me that she had a ton of talent but that she had simply lost her form. I've had her here for about three months and we've been putting some very good works into her. Joy went to Delaware and rode her once before and she agreed that this was a talented mare. The owner kept telling us that there wasn’t a mare on the West Coast that could beat her. I think the (Cowboy Magic) was only the beginning for Kinzi Kong."