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Los Alamitos Super Derby Trials

Champion Flash And Roll is the fastest qualifier to the November 10, $1.009-million final.

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Scott Bryant's Flash And Roll, last year's champion 2-year-old, on Saturday posted the fastest qualifying time to the November 10, $1,009,650 Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1).

Ridden by Cody Jensen for trainer Justin Joiner, Flash And Roll won the first of four 400-yard trials by one length in :19.667. The brown daughter of champion First Moonflash was winning for the ninth time a dozen outs and increasing her earnings to $1,265,665.

“She’s so quick from the gates that her speed holds up here,” said Jensen, who was riding the filly for the first time. “Speed holds really well at Los Alamitos and her quickness is a huge advantage here over when she’s run at Ruidoso.

"I (asked her) once or twice because I wanted to know – since I’ve never ridden her before - how she would respond," he added. "I wanted to know how she would react in the final when you have to really ask her what she’s got. I liked what I saw from her tonight. I was able to just sit on her and let her cruise down through there.” 

 During her championship campaign, Flash And Roll won the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity while banking $1,213,754.

Second-fastest qualifier Symbol Of Faith, a 27-1 longshot, won the second heat by a neck in :19.753. Carlos Huerta rode the homebred chestnut Tac It Like A Man filly for owners J. Garvan Kelly, Nancy Yearsley, and J. Lloyd Yother, and trainer Juan Aleman.

Symbol Of Faith was returning to Los Alamitos off of her third-place finish in the September 1, 440-yard First Down Dash Stakes at Ruidoso Downs.

“Every time she goes out, she gives it all she can,” Kelly said of the Tac It Like A Man filly. “We were a little bit concerned because the Ruidoso trip took a little bit out of her. She turned the corner in the last few weeks. The Super Derby was our main race all year."

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