Summertime Favorite Returns in Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity Trials

The recent maiden winner will race in the first of seven trials on Sunday.

Q-Racing Journal

Seven 300-yard Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity trials will be contested at Los Alamitos on Sunday.

Summertime Favorite, a daughter of Favorite Cartel campaigned by Thompson Racing Inc. and trainer Paul Jones, is one of 59 2-year-olds entered in seven Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G3) trials at Los Alamitos.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Sunday's 300-yard heats will meet in the May 14, $303,600 final.

Summertime Favorite displayed her talents in her career debut on April 7, as the homebred filly sprinted to a wire-to-wire, 2 1/2-length victory in a 300-yard maiden-special-weight dash at Los Alamitos. The filly's winning time of :15.564 is the fastest recorded by a 2-year-old at Los Alamitos this season.

“We liked (Summertime Favorite) at the ranch when she was young,” co-owner Terry Thompson said. “She worked the first time in :12.30, and that was awesome. She came back and worked in :12 flat. She’s just a great filly.

"Hopefully in the Kindergarten Futurity trials she can come back and have the same type of outing (as her maiden win) and stay safe and healthy," Thompson added.

A half sister to champion Foose, Summertime Favorite is the 1-2 morning-line favorite in the first trial. The filly drew post 6 and will be ridden by Ramon Sanchez. Her eight opponents in the first heat include Robin MacPherson Living Trust's Annas Babe Foose, a half sister to 2016 Governor's Cup Futurity (RG2) winner AJS Anna Smoke, and JGA Racing Stable Inc.'s Shangrilalala, a half brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Bodacious Eagle.

Other prominent juveniles entered in Sunday's trials include:

Robin MacPherson Living Trust’s West Coast Favorite (second trial), a half-brother to 2010 Kindergarten Futurity winner West Coast Hawk;

Ed Allred’s New Hot Look (second trial), a full brother to 2012 El Primero Del Ano Derby (G2) winner New Look;

EG High Desert Farms' Jessadeluxe (third trial), an April 7 maiden-special weight winner and full sister to 2013 All American Futurity (G1) runner-up Reagal Eagle;

Omar Placencia’s Perfect Az Can Be (fourth trial), a half-length maiden winner on April 14 and a daughter of Texas Icon and Grade 3 winner Jess Perfect Girl;

JGA Racing Stables’ Fire And Sass (sixth trial), a first-time starter and full brother to champion and Grade 1 winner Jess Waking Thru;

Ed Allred’s Seems Even Better (seventh trial), a one-length maiden winner on April 7 and a homebred son of Kiddy Up and the TR Dasher mare Better Be Good.

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