Tres Seis Colts Shine in Los Al Drills

The colts, trained by Jose Flores, were prepping for their career debuts at Los Alamitos.

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Trainer Jose Flores worked a pair of promising sons of champion Tres Seis at Los Alamitos on March 24. PHOTO: Jim Anderson

Trainer Jose Flores has been one of the most dominant trainers in the 2-year-old division at Los Alamitos over the past few years. Flores saddled reigning AQHA World Champion Heza Dasha Fire to wins in the Ed Burke Million Futurity and Golden State Million Futurity in 2014 and Ima Fearless Hero to wins in the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity in 2015. He also won futurities with Matabari in 2012, Glitter In My Face in 2013 and Old Girl in 2014.

Flores’ strength in the division could continue after he unveiled some highly promising 2-year-olds on the morning of March 24. Among his top juveniles to work the 220-yard distance, the Tres Seis colts Thirty Six Curls and Three Six On Fire V were among the eye-catchers.

Owned by Jorge Moya, Thirty Six Curls posted the fastest time from among the 39 2-year-olds to work on Thursday, as the California-bred colt covered the distance in :12.1, just ahead of Three Six On Fire V’s workout time of :12.2. This was the second work for both of the Tres Seis colts following their first work back on March 10.

Out of the Walk Thru Fire mare Fire In The Curl, Thirty Six Curl is from the family of In The Curl, a multiple stakes winning Thoroughbred mare that produced champion broodmare Runaway Wave. Runaway Wave is the dam of Champion of Champions winners Ocean Runaway and Wave Carver.

Three Six on Fire V’s dam is Velvette, a lightly raced 6-year-old daughter of world champion and all-time leading sire First Down Dash who won a 2012 Rainbow Futurity trial at Ruidoso Downs.

Flores also worked Hashtaggin and One Sweet Bri, a pair of fillies that worked in company in :12.3. Owned by Bella Velanzuela, Hashtaggin is by First Down Dash and out of the Separatist mare Hold Me Now. Hashtaggin is a half-sister to the aforementioned Matabari, the now retired AQHA champion, three-time Grade 1 winner and lifetime earner of over $1.4 million.

Deleyco Racing Team’s One Sweet Bri is by One Sweet Jess and out of the Check Him Out mare Bsimjumpn from the family of champion Jumping Tac Flash, the dam of Imjumpn (One Sweet Bri’s second dam), Carters Cartel, Tac It Like A Man, and Flash First. 

Flores’ barn was also represented by Nicolas Hernandez’s Valentines Kiss on Thursday. Working in between horses in solid time of :12.2, the California-bred filly by Corona Cartel is out of the First Down Dash mare Shes Worth A Kiss, a finalist in the 2011 La Primera Del Ano Derby and 2012 Ivan Ashment Handicap.

Trainer Jaime Gomez has also enjoyed incredible success with his young horses, and he also worked some promising 2-year-olds on March 24. Gomez's marquee pair of the morning were the Dutch Masters III-owned duo of Hopes And Dreams and Chazaq.

Sired by Corona Cartel and out of All About Ease, the Texas-bred gelding Chazaq won the drill in a time of :12.2. All About Ease won the 2004 Ruidoso Futurity and as a broodmare she’s produced 2009 Rainbow Futurity winner Zoomin With Ease, Hobbs America Derby winner All About Torque and the stakes placed All N The Jeans.

Sired by FDD Dynasty, the filly Hopes And Dreams is from the family of champion Secret Card. She posted a time of :12.3.

Owned by Francisco Diaz and trained by his son, Lindolfo, Up For Plenty also delivered a nice :12.2 clocking. Up For Plenty is a colt by Kiddy Up and out of the Separatist mare Plenty Good. Up For Plenty is a half-brother to All Canadian Derby winner Goodest.

Trained by Sally Rivera for Jose Gallardo, Countless Ways posted the morning’s other :12.2 work. The gelding by TR Dasher is out of the Raise A Secret mare Million Ways.

Other :12.3 clockings on Thursday were recorded by Ron Skeen and Fawna Knight’s One Sweet Hit, a gelding from the family of stakes winners Hard Hitting and Hot Hitter; Denny Boer’s Imaloner, a half-brother to Kindergarten finalist Loved Her First; EG High Desert Farms’ Price Czech and Lupita; and Diaz’s Zeeoh Six. 

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