Governor's Cup Futurity Trials Draw 63 Two-Year-Olds

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the July 30 final at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Saturday's 350-yard Governor's Cup Futurity trials at Los Alamitos have drawn 63 juveniles in eight heats.

A total of 63 2-year-olds, headed by the Grade 1-placed Worth Doing, has been entered in Saturday's 350-yard Governor's Cup Futurity (RG2) trials at Los Alamitos.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $400,000-est. final on July 30.

Worth Doing is a sorrel son of Walk Thru Fire trained by Mark Skeen for owner Fawna Knight. The gelding has won two of his three outs, and he will attempt to get back in the winner's circle after his second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Chazaq, in the $1.1-million Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) on June 19.

"My horse ran huge, but we just couldn't catch the winner" said Skeen of Worth Doing's runner-up effort in the Ed Burke Million. "I'm tickled to death with the way our horse ran."

The 3-5 morning-line favorite, Worth Doing will be ridden by Tony Guymon from post 5 in the last of eight trials.

Other prominent juveniles entered in the Governor's Cup Futurity trials include AJs Anna Smoke and Stelfast. A homebred son of champion Separatist racing for Rod Macpherson Jr. from the barn of trainer John Cooper, AJs Anna Smoke has won three of his four starts and has banked $29,925, and he was a finalist in the Ed Burke Million.

Cesar DeAlba will ride AJs Anna Smoke from post 7 in the third heat.

Stelfast was a finalist in the May 15, $428,000 Kindergarten Futurity (G1) for owners John and Cina Sperry and trainer Paul Jones. A sorrel Stel Corona colt, Stelfast drew post 6 and will be ridden by Oscar Peinado in the first trial.

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