Los Alamitos Friday Card Features Stakes Doubleheader

The 8-race program is headed by the Way Maker and A Ransom handicaps.

Q-Racing Journal

Two stakes, one for sophomores and one for 2-year-olds, top the eight-race card at Los Alamitos on Friday.

Friday's eight-race card at Los Alamitos Racecourse, which gets underway at 7 p.m. (PST), will be highlighted by the 350-yard, $25,000 A Ransom Handicap for 3-year-olds, and the 350-yard, $15,000 Way Maker Overnight Handicap for 2-year-olds.

A field of nine from 10 original nominations has been entered in the A Ransom Handicap, named in honor of the sport's 2000 world champion. Los Alamitos morning-line maker Ed Burgart has made Tarzanito, a bay son of Favorite Cartel, the 2-1 early favorite. Trained by Yanet Rodriguez for owner A1A Racing LLC, Tarzanito will be shortening in distance off of his fifth-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Chazaq, in the 400-yard, $956,000 Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1) on November 12.

Tarzanito opened his sophomore season with a head victory in the 350-yard, $25,000 Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap on September 2. The colt drew post 5 and will be ridden by Eddie S. Garcia.

Alberto Duenas' Scholarly has won two stakes this season, including the 350-yard, $25,000 California Breeders' Debutante Stakes (R) on July 29. The TR Dasher filly drew post 8 and will be ridden by G. Jairo Rangel for trainer Jesus Nunez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Myfavoritestreaker (Cesar DeAlba, 121), 12-1
Remembering Florence (Cesar Franco, 120), 20-1
Hold Sway (Cesar Gomez, 121), 10-1
Apollitical Spirit (Carlos Huerta, 119), 20-1
Tarzanito (Eddie S. Garcia, 125), 2-1
One Sweet Runner (Jesus Rios Ayala, 124), 7-2
Duck Dash N Go (Rodrigo Aceves, 124), 3-1
Scholarly (G. Jairo Rangel, 123), 5-1
Loud Little Kid (Vinnie Bednar, 121), 12-1

Six juveniles have been entered in the Way Maker, topped by morning-line favorite Energetic. Trained by Scott Willoughby for owner Kathryn Reynolds, Energetic is coming off of a fourth-place finish, 2 3/4 lengths behind winner and fastest qualifier J Fire Up, in a 400-yard Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity (G1) trial on November 26.

Energetic drew post 3 and will be ridden by Cesar Gomez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
California Blossom (Rodrigo Aceves), 120), 8-1
Perfect Az Can Be (Eddie S. Garcia, 123), 4-1
Energetic (Cesar Gomez, 122), 5-2
Fyrefly Jo (Cesar DeAlba, 122), 9-2
Hard Headed Chick (Jesus Rios Ayala, 124), 7-2
Chickakid (Cruz Mendez, 121), 3-1

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