One Sweet Racy, Duck Dash N Go Headline AQHA California Distaff Challenge

The winner of Sunday's feature at Los Alamitos will earn a berth in the November 17 Distaff Challenge Championship.

Q-Racing Journal

Duck Dash N Go (red cap), shown here winning this year's Grade 3 Independence Day Handicap, is one of seven fillies and mares entered in Sunday's AQHA California Distaff Challenge. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

The accomplished One Sweet Racy and Duck Dash N Go are among the seven fillies and mares entered in Sunday's 400-yard, $24,480 AQHA California Distaff Challenge Stakes at Los Alamitos.

The winner of this race will earn a berth in the November 17, $105,000 AQHA Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos.

One Sweet Racy has been made the early 7-5 favorite by track morning-line maker Ed Burgart. A 4-year-old daughter of One Sweet Jess owned by Johnny Trotter of Hereford, Texas, the mare prepped for this race with a one-length victory in a 300-yard non-winners-of-two allowance race at Los Alamitos on July 6.

One Sweet Racy has earned $291,178 from 14 outs, and her resume includes a second-place finish, 2 1/2 lengths behind winner Hold Air Hostage, in last year's 440-yard, $1.366-million All American Derby (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. The mare drew post 7 and will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Chris O'Dell.

Duck Dash N Go will be stretching out in distance off of her neck victory in the 300-yard, $20,000 Independence Day Handicap (G3) on July 7. Trained by Monty Arrossa for owner Vicente Treyes, the 4-year-old Coronas Fast Dash mare drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jesus Ayala.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Maggie Durant (Carlos Huerta), 20-1
One Hot Habit (Cody Jensen), 10-1
Start Somethin Bad (Ramon Sanchez), 8-1
Precious Dominique (Rodrigo Aceves), 15-1
Staggering Stride (Jose Nicasio), 5-1
Duck Dash N Go (Jesus Ayala), 8-5
One Sweet Racy (Eduardo Nicasio), 7-5

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