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Deep Field Set for Miss Princess

Top mares compete at Los Alamitos in Miss Princess Handicap.

May 11, 2012

The graded-stakes proven Flying Fig and Sheza Fast Habit race in a deep field of older mares in the $35,000 Miss Princess Handicap over 350 yards at Sunday night at Los Alamitos.

Legacy Ranch and Muller Racing’s Flying Fig (Corona Cartel-Tender Flyer by Strawfly Special) makes her 4-year-old debut after earning a championship at 2 and then qualifying for two Grade 1 derbies last year.

The Denny Ekins-trained mare took the champion 2-year-old filly title in 2010 when she was the runner-up in three Grade 1 million-dollar futurities: the Ed Burke Million, Golden State Million and the Los Alamitos Two Million.

Last year, Flying Fig qualified for the Los Alamitos Super Derby and the Southern California Derby.

The Vessels Stallion Farms’ Sheza Fast Habit (Heza Fast Dash-Sheza Habit by Apollo (TB)) raced to a third-place finish in the PCQHRA Breeders Derby (G3) back in September at Los Alamitos. She could be regaining her stakes form after a second-place finish in a Los Alamitos allowance race on March 16, her latest start.

Robert Williams’ Jess So Sixy (Mr Jess Perry-Oh So Sixy by Six Fortunes) qualified to the All American Futurity (G1) and three other Grade 1s at Ruidoso at 2 and 3, and raced to her first stakes win in February at Los Alamitos when she won the Anaheim Handicap. The Juan Aleman-trained 5-year-old scored by three quarters of a length in the Anaheim Handicap in :15.122 for the 300 yards.

R.D. Hubbard and Barry Thompson’s Royally Sandra (Royal Quick Dash-Lady Mcdiva by Special Leader) makes her Los Alamitos debut for trainer Paul Jones. She raced in the 2010 Ruidoso Futurity (G1) and Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1) and came back last summer to finish fifth in the Rainbow Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs.