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Summertime Favorite among top runners in Sunday’s trials to Kindergarten Futurity


April 29, 2017     E-mail this page to a friend!

Paul Jones and Thompson Racing, Inc’s Summertime Favorite, an impressive runaway winner in her only previous start, is among the 59 juveniles that will compete in the trials to the $303,600 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity Sunday at Los Alamitos. Seven trials have been carded at the 300-yard distance with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the Robert Adair Kindergarten final to be held on Sunday, May 14. First post is at 5:45 p.m.

The Robert Adair Kindergarten final is named in honor of one of the greatest Quarter Horse jockey of all-time. Adair, who at one time was the leading Quarter Horse jockey in wins and stakes wins at Los Alamitos, rode many stellar horses during his local career including the legendary Kaweah Bar and Champion of Champions winners Don Guerro and Mr Doty Bars.

Ridden by Ramon Sanchez for trainer and breeder Paul Jones, Summertime Favorite made her debut one to remember when she posted a 2½-length victory on April 9. Her winning time of :15.564 is the fastest recorded by a 2-year-old this season. Sired by Favorite Cartel, Summertime Favorite is a half-sister of champion millionaire Foose, winner of the 2008 Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity.

“We liked (Summertime Favorite) at the ranch when she was young,” co-owner Terry Thompson said. “She worked the first time in :12.30 and that was awesome. She came back and worked in 12 flat. She’s just a great filly. Hopefully in the Kindergarten Futurity trials she can come back and have the same type of outing (as her maiden win) and stay safe and healthy.”

Summertime Favorite will be joined by Juan Humberto Moya’s Migato Rojo in the first trial of the night, which is scheduled as the third race on the card. Sired by Red Storm Cat, the Jay and Char Parson-bred colt posted a ¾-length win when scoring an upset win at 35-to-1 on April 7. Marcial Ramirez will ride the Ricardo Guillen-trained Migato Rojo.

JGA Racing Stables’ Shangrilalala is another talented horse competed in the opening trial. To be saddled by Juan Aleman, Shangrilalala will be making her career debut after posting the second fastest of 39 gate workouts at 220 yards on April 11. The filly covered the distance in a sizzling :12.10 on the mid-April morning. From the racing stock of AQHA champion breeder Bobby Cox, Shangrilalala is a half-sister to Bodacious Eagle, a multiple Grade 1 winner and currently the nation’s number one ranked Quarter Horse in the weekly AQHA racing poll. This trial will also feature Annas Babe Foose, a half-sister to 2016 Governor’s Cup Futurity winner AJS Anna Smoke.

Quarter K, Inc’s One Dashing Chick, a filly out of multiple graded stakes winner Ima Chickie Two, will head the second trial of the night. One Dashing Chick was first across the wire in her racing debut, but was disqualified and placed second because of interference during the running of the race. She’ll be facing a field that includes MacPherson Living Trust’s West Coast Favorite, a half-brother to 2010 Kindergarten Futurity winner West Coast Hawk. Ed Allred’s New Hot Look, a full brother to 2012 El Primero Del Ano Derby winner New Look and 2016 Golden State Million Futurity finalist Renewed, will also be in action in this trial.

The third trial will feature a trio of maiden winners: Paulo Otavio Freire MacEdo’s Magic Corona MV, J. Francisco Diaz’s Casino Baccarat, and Jessadeluxe. Trained by Jones, Magic Corona MV is full brother to the multiple Grade 1 placed runner Fantastic Corona Jr. Their mother is Special Queen SA, a winner of nearly $230,000 on the track. This is the family of AQHA champion Good Reason SA, the winner of the 2011 Champion of Champions and 2009 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. Trained by Lindolfo Diaz, Casino Baccarat is from the family of Grade 1 winners Ynot Walk and Quirky, the latter the 2015 AQHA champion aged mare. From the barn of trainer Yanet Rodriguez, Jessadeluxe is a full sister to All American Futurity runner-up Reagel Eagle, a winner of over $450,000.

Freire MacEdo’s King of Appeals MV, a half-brother of the aforementioned Good Reason SA, and Apollitical Bull, a gelding by World Champion Apollitical Jess and out of the multiple Los Alamitos stakes winner Chalala, will head the fourth trial of the night. Moya and Cesar Nunez’s Smokin Cartel, a second place finisher in his debut, is another top contender in this trial.

Omar Placencia’s Perfect Az Can Be, a filly out of the 2007 Yavapai Futurity winner Jess Perfect Girl, will head the fifth trial on Sunday. Perfect Az Can Be is one of six winners from as many starters from the talented mare Jess Perfect Girl. Her progeny included the multiple stakes winner Arizona Icon. Trained by Kristen Watanabe and ridden by Eddie Garcia, Perfect Az Can Be posted a half-length victory at Los Alamitos on April 14. This trial will also feature LEMA Racing Stables’ Political Perfection, a gelding whose second dam is Corona Perfection, the mother of five-time stakes winner and multiple Grade 1 winner Louisiana Senator. Political Perfection is by Apollitical Jess and out of the dam Julias Perfection.

JGA Racing Stables’ first time starter Fire And Sass will head the sixth trial against Karen Araiza Aguilar and Jose Flores’ Low Fire, a nose winner in her racing debut. Fire And Sass is out of Jess Sass Me, a winner of over $100,000 in her racing career. Fire And Sass is a full brother to AQHA champion filly Jess Walking Thru, the winner of the 2014 Dash For Cash Futurity and third place finisher in that year’s Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. Fire And Sass is also a half-brother to the stakes winner Jess Being Valiant. The final trial of the night, which is slated as the ninth race on Sunday, will be headed by Ed Allred’s Seems Even Better, which posted a length victory in his debut on April 7. Trained by Scott Willoughby, the Kiddy Up gelding is from the family of 2015 Champion of Champions finalist and multiple stakes winner Well And Good. This field also includes Paul Jones and Lazy Creek Ranch’s Fosse, a filly out of AQHA champion aged mare Check N Fetch, and Dutch Masters III’s She Looks Flashy, a half-sister to champion Higher Fire.