Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity Qualifiers

Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity Qualifiers

Cyber Attack is the fastest qualifier to California's richest horse race.

Cyber Attack. PHOTO: William Zuazo

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Rosenthal Ranch's Cyber Attack on Sunday earned the fastest qualifying time to California's richest horse race, the December 11, $1,884,225 Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity (G1).

Racing in the 11th of 12 trials, Cyber Attack defeated fourth-fastest qualifier Good Wagon SA by two lengths while completing his 400-yard trip in :19.581. Eduardo Nicasio rode the son of the Favorite Trick (TB) stallion Favorite Cartel for trainer Chris O'Dell.

Cyber Attack was bred in California by Dr. Steve Burns, and he was purchased by Rosenthal Ranch for $400,000 at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. The colt is out of Remember Me Rose, a multiple graded stakes winning daughter of Corona Cartel and an AQHA Dam of Distinction, and he is a full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Powerful Favorite and Grade 1 winners Runforyourlife and Cyber Monday.

Cyber Attack has won three of six starts and has earned $371,882, and his season record includes second-place finishes in the October 30, 400-yard Golden State Million Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos, and the July 24, 400-yard Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.

“First thing Nicasio told me (after the race) is that (Cyber Attack) is starting to learn how to break,” O’Dell said. “It’s always hard to qualify and now we to freshen him up, if there’s such a thing, between now and the final. He’s had three hard races now. Everybody else is kind of on the same boat.

"What’s a little racehorse he is," the trainer added. "He’s tough. We’re going to do a lot of freshening up after the Two Million."

Second-fastest qualifier Ray Yeigh won the seventh heat by 1 1/4 lengths from 10th-fastest qualifier Famous Miss Kitty. Trained by O'Dell for owners Kevin Reed, Manuel L. Rodriguez, and Shaun Hubbard, the Favorite Cartel gelding stopped the timer in :19.811 under jockey Francisco Calderon.

Ray Yeigh was also bred by Dr. Burns, and he was a $310,000 buy at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale. The gelding is out of Tac Out, a winning homebred and graded stakes placed daughter of the Hennessy (TB) stallion Check Him Out and a half sister to graded stakes winner Pitbull and stakes winner Attack The Cartel.

Ray Yeigh was winning for the third time in five starts and increasing his bankroll to $14,470.

Other prominent Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity qualifiers include Hes Judgeandjury. The sixth-fastest qualifier, the gelded son of Hes Relentless was coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign during which he won the September 5, 440-yard All American Futurity and was a finalist in the Grade 1 Ruidoso and Rainbow futurities. 

Click here for a complete list of qualifiers. Click here for a more detailed recap of the trials.

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