Cal-Breds Rule at Los Al

Los Al celebrates its state-grown runners.

Q-Racing Journal
July 23, 2014

On a night dedicated to California-breds this Saturday evening, Dr. Ed Allred stands out in the night’s richest race, the $425,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity (RG2), by owning the top-three qualifiers and the fifth-fastest qualifier while breeding seven of the qualifiers.

The entire Los Alamitos program consists of races for Cal-breds.

The Allred homebreds racing in the 350-yard dash are fastest-qualifier Discontent, second-fastest qualifier He Looks Hot, third-fastest qualifier Chicanery and fifth-fastest qualifier Mystery Man. He also bred fourth-fastest qualifier Hot Shot, owned by Kolleen Ledgerwood, seventh-fastest qualifier Dash Of Red, owned by Santos Montemayor and 10th-fastest Kickin Your Can, owned by Link Newcomb.

Discontent (Separatist-Reeds Val by Dashing Val) and He Looks Hot (Walk Thru Fire-Look Her Over by Check Him Out) are each trained by Scott Willoughby.

The grey Discontent scored his second win from four starts in his trial while he was making his first out against Cal-bred company. The gelding pulled out to a 1 3/4-length trial win with the top time of :17.661 for the 350 yards. Discontent won his maiden at first asking by a head back in April.

He Looks Hot won his maiden in his fourth start when he took his trial by an impressive 1 3/4 lengths with a :17.645 time. His best previous effort was a third-place run in a maiden race on May 2.

Chicanery (Stel Corona-California Wildfire by Walk Thru Fire) may be rounding into peak form for trainer Connie Hall. The gelding was fourth in his debut and then fought to a head win in his futurity trial after a troubled start. He was clocked in :17.673.

Paul Jones and Thompson Racing, Inc.’s Foose Is Loose (Foose-Shescheckinumout by Check Him Out) led the three trials to the $225,000 Governor’s Cup Derby (RG3) with a 1 1/4-length trial victory. Foose Is Loose turned in a :19.702 time for 400 yards while making his second start off a six-month layoff in the trials.

Last year, Foose Is Loose qualified for the $1,071,000 Ed Burke Million (G1) and the $281,100 Kindergarten Futurity (G2).

Ronald Hartley’s second-fastest qualifier Moonist (Separatist-Your First Moon by First Down Dash) promises to be dangerous in the derby while he chases his fourth-straight victory. Two starts ago the John Cooper-trained gelding won the $202,100 El Primero Del Ano Derby (G3) and he came back to win his derby trial by a neck with the second-fastest time of :19.718. Last year he was second in the $375,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity (RG2) and then went on to win the $30,000 Golden State Juvenile and the $35,000 Los Alamitos Two Million Juvenile.

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