Well And Good Shortens in Distance in Irvine Handicap

The 5-year-old Separatist gelding drew post 2 for Sunday's stakes at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Ed Allred's Well And Good is the morning-line favorite for Sunday's $15,000 Irvine Handicap at Los Alamitos.

Ed Allred’s Well And Good, a homebred Grade 1-placed son of champion Separatist, is one of six aged sprinters entered in Sunday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Irvine Handicap at Los Alamitos.

Trained by Scott Willoughby, Well And Good will be shortening in distance off of his second-place finish in the January 10, 550-yard Barbra B Handicap. Last year, the now 5-year-old gelding earned $90,235 from 11 outs, and his season race record included a second-place finish to Far Niente in the Grade 1, 400-yard Vessels Maturity in July.

Well And Good drew post 2 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Aceves.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:

Dr Jess (Jesus Ayala, 124), 4-1
Well And Good (Rodrigo Aceves, 124), 9-5
Margaritas N Coronas (Cesar DeAlba, 124), 8-1
First Down Tiny Man (Eduardo Nicasio, 122), 5-1
Stel Heights (Guillermo Suarez, 120), 6-1
Front And Center (Tony Guymon, 123), 5-2

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