The Kat In The Hat Preps in Autumn 'Cap

Grade 3 winner preps at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal
October 10, 2013

Jose Espinosa’s The Kat In The Hat makes his Los Alamitos debut and prepares for a probable start in the $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship (G2) in the $35,000 Autumn Handicap for 2-year-olds over 350 yards on Friday night.

The Kat In The Hat (Red Oak Special-Lets Roll Cat by Takin On The Cash) earned a berth in the John Deere Juvenile Challenge Championship by winning the $75,690 John Deere Sam Houston Juvenile Challenge (G3) by three quarters of a length back in May. He then went on to run third in the $441,790 TQHA Sale Futurity (RG2) and second in the $133,715 Gillespie County Fair Futurity (G3), his most recent start on August 25.

The gelding is a recent addition to the hot Trey Wood stable, winner of the Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park and the PCQHRA Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos last Saturday night.

The Jose Antonio Moreno-owned and -trained Our Man John (TR Dasher-Secret Goer by Raise A Secret) has moved up from claiming horse to stakes horse. The gelding was haltered for $10,000 out of a maiden-winning effort on May 11 and returned to finish third in the $25,000 California Breeders Freshman Stakes (R). He was a troubled sixth in his only start since the Freshman Stakes.

Ed Allred’s homebred Bemused (Separatist-Just Think by Pritzi Dash) appears to be ready for stakes company after back-to-back wins as the odds-on favorite. She won her maiden by a length for trainer James Glenn Jr. on August 3 and came back to win a non-winners-of-two allowance race by one-half length in a fast :15.334 for 300 yards.