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Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity Trials

Nomadic is the fastest qualifier to California's richest Quarter Horse race.

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Nomadic, a homebred Favorite Cartel gelding owned by Dr. Ed Allred, is the fastest qualifier to the December 15, $1,903,272 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Nomadic on Sunday won the 10th of a dozen 400-yard trials by 1 3/4 lengths in :19.675. Vinnie Bednar rode the California-bred gelding for trainer Scott Willoughby.

Nomadic was coming off of a fifth-place finish in the November 3, 400-yard Golden State Juvenile Stakes. The gelding has won three of five outs and has banked $26,437 while racing exclusively in California. The connections also qualified tenth-fastest qualifier Up And Atem, and Allred is the breeder of sixth-fastest qualifier Up And Coming. 

Reliance Ranches' Mr Ricks, the third-fastest qualifier, broke his maiden with a three-quarter length victory in the fifth heat. Ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Mike Robbins, the Mr Jess Perry colt covered 400 yards in :19.854 for his first win in seven starts.

Mr Ricks was bred in Utah by McColee Land and Livestock LLC.  A $240,000 purchase at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the colt is out of Aquafina, an 11-year-old daughter of 1987 world champion First Down Dash who won the 2011 AQHA California Derby Challenge Stakes at Los Alamitos.

Ron Hartley's Cartel Jess Rockin recorded the fourth-fastest qualifying time, as the California-bred Favorite Cartel filly ran second in the 11th trial. Juan Leon rode Cartel Jess Rockin for trainer John Cooper.

Cartel Jess Rockin was bred by Reed Land and Cattle and Levings Racing. The filly's dam, the 14-year-old Feature Mr Jess mare Feature Jess Rockin, won the 2010 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans.

The remaining qualifiers include: Runforyourlife, Up And Coming, Cattail Cove, Sacred Nation, Kiss Thru Fire and Up And Atem. 

Link Newcomb is the owner of both Cattail Cove and Sacred Nation, both of whom are trained by Juan Aleman, ridden by Carlos Huerta and were bred by Dr. Steve Burns. Aleman and Huerta also qualified Kiss Thru Fire, a homebred for Gentry Farms. 

 Qualifiers to the December 15, $30,000 Los Alamitos Juvenile Invitational Stakes include A Lucky Ladies Man, Silk And Stilettos, A Mere Felix, Just Be Real, With Vigor, Tell Cartel, Chickititas Favorite, Interesting Bar, Close To It and Approval Given. 

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