Los Alamitos' Town Policy Draws Eight Sophomores
Stakes winner Stevie B First Cash is the morning-line favorite.
November 2, 2016
A field of eight 3-year-olds, topped by morning-line favorite Stevie B First Cash, has been entered in Saturday's 400-yard, $25,000 Town Policy Stakes at Los Alamitos.
Stevie B First Cash is trained by Bret Vickery for owner Two Feathers Series LLC. An Oklahoma-bred son of all-time leading sire First Down Dash, the colt will be facing sophomores again off of his third-place finish, 2 1/4 lengths behind reigning world champion Heza Dasha Fire, in the 440-yard, $125,000 Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (G1) on October 9.
Stevie B First Cash has banked $193,321 from nine outs this season, and his resume includes a one-length victory in the 440-yard, $100,000 First Down Dash Stakes at Ruidoso Downs on September 4. The colt drew post 3 and will be ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala.
Other Town Policy contenders include the Parsons Family Limited Partnership's Thermonuclear Energy, a Walk Thru Fire filly trained by Chris O'Dell. Thermonuclear Energy has earned $48,890 from four races this season, and her record includes a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Unclaimed Dividend, in the 400-yard, $200,000 Governor's Cup Derby (RG3) for California-breds on July 30.
Thermonuclear Energy will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio from the rail post.
The Town Policy Stakes honors the memory of American Quarter Horse racing's champion 3-year-old gelding in 1978. The complette lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Thermonuclear Energy (Eduardo Nicasio), 3-1
Kotur (Ramon Sanchez), 20-1
Stevie B First Cash (Jesus Rios Ayala), 8-5
Mi Viejo (Armando Cervantes), 10-1
Luv On The Run (Rodolfo Arvizu), 15-1
Dynasty Energy (Cruz Mendez), 10-1
We Like Corona (G. Jairo Rangel), 4-1
Snitching (Tony Guymon), 6-1
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