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Governor's Cup Futurity Trials

Pitbull leads the way to the July 27, $365,000 final at Los Alamitos.
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Pitbull, a son of Favorite Cartel owned by Cesar Nunez, on Saturday posted the fastest qualifying time to the July 27, $365,000 Governor's Cup Futurity (RG2) at Los Alamitos.

Pitbull won the third of seven 350-yard trials by 1 1/4 lengths in :17.671. Ruben Lozano rode the colt for trainer Valentin Zamudio.

Pitbull was bred in California by Dr. Steve Burns. The colt has won both of his starts, including a maiden-special-weight dash at Los Alamitos on June 1.

“I’m very fortunate to train this horse and have him in my barn,” Zamudio said. “He’s responded to the work we’ve done with him, and we hope to do well in the final. We’ve taken our time with him and did not push him early in the year.

"We still have a lot of races left in the year and we want him to be strong for the rest of the year," he added. "The horse is still improving and getting better. The experience will keep helping him.”

Pitbull is out of Separate Tac, a winning and graded stakes placed daughter of champion Separatist. He was a $40,000 yearling purchase at last year's Los Alamitos Equine Sale.

Click here for a complete list of Governor's Cup Futurity qualifiers. Click here for a more detailed recap of the Governor's Cup Futurity trials from the Los Alamitos Racecourse website.

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