El Primero del Ano Derby Preview

El Primero del Ano Derby Preview

Fastest qualifier Price Fixer, multiple Grade 1 winner Party Politics face off in Sunday's feature at Los Alamitos.

Price Fixer. PHOTO: William Zuazo

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David Hinkins' Price Fixer, a sorrel son of the Favorite Trick (TB) stallion Favorite Cartel and the fastest qualifier, heads a field of 10 sophomore colts and geldings entered back in Saturday's 400-yard, $195,200 El Primero del Ano Derby (G2) at Los Alamitos.

An $85,000 yearling purchase from the Ed Allred consignment at the 2021 Los Alamitos Equine Sale, Price Fixer is coming off of a 1 1/4-length victory in the second of two trials on March 5. Adan Farias trains the sorrel colt.

Price Fixer drew post 7 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Aceves.

Other prominent 3-year-olds entered back in the El Primero del Ano Derby include Party Politics, a son of world champion Apollitical Jess trained by Juan Aleman for owner JGA Racing Stables Inc. The sixth-fastest qualifier, Party Politics is coming off of a 2-year-old campaign during which he earned $860,705 from six races and won the June 19, 350-yard Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1), and the October 30, 400-yard Golden State Million Futurity (G1).

Party Politics ran second to Price Fixer after a less-than-perfect start in his trial. The gelding drew post 9 and will be ridden by Jesus Ayala.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Chester Carlson (Jonathan Roman), 20-1
Fire Pit (Ruben Lozano), 15-1
Mahomes Magic (Juan Pablo Leon), 12-1
Hes Chickless (Cruz Mendez), 20-1
Dont Sass KVN (Victor Salazar), 5-1
Chickititas Cartel (Irving Lara), 30-1
Price Fixer (Rodrigo Aceves), 9-2
Revenant Inside (Armando Cervantes), 6-1
Party Politics (Jesus Ayala), 6-5
Turbeau (Oscar Peinado), 8-1

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