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Q-Racing JournalMay 14, 2014
Jose Ubario's Zoomilicious tries to give trainer Jaime Gomez a record eighth win in the Kindergarten Futurity (G2) when she starts as the fastest qualifier in the $261,200 finals over 300 yards on Sunday night at Los Alamitos.
Gomez shares the record of seven Kindergarten wins with hall of fame trainer Blane Schvaneveldt.
Zoomilicious (Ivory James-Azoomin With Jessie by Azoom) stepped forward in the first of eight Kindergarten trials when she ran a powerful race from the outside post position in the first of eight trials. She drew out to a three-quarter-horse length with the quickest time of :15.403.
The filly’s performance showed that she is on an improving trend. In her career debut, a Los Alamitos maiden race, she was second by three quarters of a length behind Kindergarten qualifier Pink Berreta (Mr Eye Opener-Home Wreckers Fire by Walk Thru Fire), who is the eighth-fastest qualifier and has two wins from two starts.
David Brownell’s Off Beat (Foose-Mummy by First Down Express) and Celina Molina’s Viento Negro (First Moonflash-Coup of Corona by Corona Cartel) finished in a dead heat in their trial and share the second-fastest time of :15.433. They each had troubled starts and then battled in the final 50 yards before finishing on even terms.
The Paul Jones-trained Off Beat and the Juan Alleman-trained Viento Negro are now each perfect from two starts. Off Beat raced to a neck win in his maiden debut while Viento Negro drew out to a length score at first asking.
Jones also saddles fourth-fastest qualifier Wild Sixes Cartel (Corona Cartel-Wild Six by Tres Seis), owned by Lisa Beauprez along with Tom Bradbury and Tom Bradbury Jr. The colt got a quick start in his trial and then went on to win by one-half length in :15.438. In his first start, he was bumped at the start and then was defeated by just a head for second place.
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