Los Alamitos Returns with Costa Mesa Handicap, Large Pick-6 Carryover

Stakes winner Zoomin For Spuds draws post 8 for 350-yard Costa Mesa.

Press release

Los Alamitos will return from a one-week hiatus with an eight-race program and large Pick-6 carryover on Friday.

A Pick 6 Carryover of $65,738, the largest of the young 2016 season, and the running of the 350-yard, $15,000 Costa Mesa Handicap will highlight Friday’s racing program at Los Alamitos.

With the additional money expected to be wagered in the Pick 6 on Friday night, the total pool could reach as much as $200,000.

The Pick 6 will get underway in the third race of the night. The Pick-6 sequence will include an allowance event for Quarter Horses headed by the stakes-placed Tango In Cash. The $11,325 allowance event is slated as the fifth leg of the Pick 6 and the seventh race on the card.

The main event of the evening will feature Jim Walker's Zoomin For Spuds, the winner of last year's Wild West Futurity, taking on Corona Chick Handicap runner-up For Pee Jay in the Costa Mesa in the eighth race, the final leg of the Pick 6. Ridden by Cesar De Alba for trainer Bret Vickery, Zoomin For Spuds has finished in the money in nine of his 10 career starts, and he’s hit the board in eight consecutive starts including his neck victory in the $125,000 Wild West.

Other top Costa Mesa contenders include Ed Allred’s Boylike and Leave Town, a pair of winners in their most recent starts. Seven runners will take part in the Costa Mesa.

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