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Freshman Debut at Los Alamitos

Promising 2-year-olds kick off freshman season at Los Alamitos.

Press Release
April 10, 2013

Four of the nine races set for Friday night will feature 2-year-olds making their debut starts of the season at Los Alamitos Race Course. Each race will be contested at 300 yards and will feature either nine or eight runners per race.

The first 2-year-old race of the season will take place in the evening’s second race and will feature a field of nine fillies. Babies to watch in this race include Bobby Cox’s Shake Djibouti, who posted a sizzling :12.10 drill at 220 yards on March 30. The TR Dasher filly had the fourth fastest of 71 drills on that morning. Mike Abraham’s Cartel Fantasy could also shine after drilling 220 yards in :12.20 on March 26. Sired by Corona Cartel, Cartel Fantasy’s clocking was the third fastest of 58 works on that morning. She also had a :12.30 work on March 12.  First year sire Kiddy Up will be represented by Ed Allred’s Sadie Sis in this race. The filly recorded workouts of :12.20 on March 16 and :12:30 on March 30 and both drills were among the 10 fastest during those mornings. The other fillies that will compete in this race are Hot Capuccino, Bella Hawk, Fearless Fire, Cloudy Dasher, Shez No Rascal and Quirky.

Nine 2-year-olds have been entered in the fourth race, highlighted by the presence of a pair of babies by first-year sire Foose. A champion and winner of the 2008 Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1), Foose will be represented by Just Because and Barefoot Bluejean in this race. Racing for Ed Allred, Just Because is a half brother of two-time Grade 1 winner Check My Thoughts.  In his most recent workout, he covered 220 yards in :12.50 - the 13th fastest of 51 drills on March 28. Paul Jones and John and Cina Sperry’s Barefoot Bluejean is a colt out of 2007 La Primera Del Ano Derby (G1) finalist This Seis Can Race. Barefoot Bluejean posted the third fastest of 58 drills on March 26 when he worked 220 yards in :12.20. The field will also include Secretly Buff, a colt by All American Futurity (G1) winner No Secrets Here and out of 2001 Quarter Horse Breeders Classic Distaff winner Sisal Buff. Merchant Marine, KR Famous Tequilla, Mitey Garfield, Jess Bring It, Docs First Fire and El Pretty Boy will also race.

Foose is also the sire of Dutch Masters III’s She Forgives, who appears to be one of the top contenders in the sixth race for 2-year-old fillies. Trained by Jaime Gomez, She Forgives was one of the stars of her morning workouts, as she had the third fastest of 57 drills (:12.20) on March 16 and the second fastest of 71 drills (:12.0) on March 30.  Her mother is Forgive Him, a four time stakes winner at Los Alamitos. Forgive Him won the 2008 La Primera Del Ano Derby (G1) and 2009 Las Damas Handicap (G2). Double Bar S Ranch’s Doyouknowhoiam will start from along the rail and figures to garner a lot of attention after posting the bullet workout on March 28 of :12.20. The filly by First Down Dash is out of Corona Couture, who ran in the 2006 Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity and PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and 2007 Golden State Derby. Brad Hart and Jose Antonio Flores’ Ms Paddy will also race in the sixth. Sired by Mr Jess Perry, Ms Paddy’s mother is Paddy Chick, who qualified to three major futurities in 2001 including the Golden State Futurity.

Janet McKinnerney is the owner of Duke Of Carter, a 2-year-old colt by Carters Cartel that ranks among the top contenders in the seventh race. Saddled by Jose Flores, Duke Of Carter’s female family includes the millionaire and multiple Grade 1 winner Tres Passes. Double Bar S Ranch’s Monsters Ball is a colt by Tac It Like A Man and out of former 300-yard track record holder Rieda Hay Worth. Rieda Hay Worth was third to Foose in the aforementioned Ed Burke and also finished third in the 2008 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity. Monster Ball’s had the second fastest of 70 workouts (:12.20)on March 12 and fifth fastest of 48 drills (:12.40) on March 23. The Sperrys and Jones have another Foose baby racing on Friday night in the form of the colt Maybach in the seventh race. Maybach looked sharp when working :12.20 on March 26. His drill was the third fastest of 58 works on that morning.