Fire And Sass Entered in Ed Burke Million Trials

The Grade 3 winner is one of 100 2-year-olds entered in Sunday's trials at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Fire And Sass, pictured here winning the May 14 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity, will make his next start in Sunday's 350-yard Ed Burke Million Futurity trials. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Fire And Sass, a bay son of Walk Thru Fire racing for JGA Racing Stables Inc., is the even-money morning-line favorite in the last of 12 Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) trials Sunday at Los Alamitos.

The 10 fastest qualifiers from Sunday's 350-yard trials will meet in the $1-million final on June 18.

A $40,000 buy at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, Fire And Sass is trained by Juan Aleman. The Utah-bred gelding has won both of his outs, including the 300-yard, $304,000 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G3) on May 14, and he has earned $129,712.

Fire And Sass is out of the stakes-winning and Grade 1-placed Mr Jess Perry mare Jess Sass Me. The gelding is a full brother to champion Jess Walking Thru and a half to reigning champion aged mare Sass Me Blue. He drew post 5 and will be ridden by Martin Arriaga.

Summertime Favorite is coming off of a a third-place finish as the fastest qualifier, a half of a length behind Fire And Sass, in the Kindergarten Futurity. Racing for Thompson Racing Inc. and trainer Paul Jones, the homebred Favorite Cartel filly is a half sister to champion Foose and a full sister to multiple stakes winner Flay.

Summertime Favorite has won two of three starts and has banked $42,482. The filly drew post 4 and will be ridden by Ramon Sanchez in the 12th heat.

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