Lotta Blues Man is Highweight in Los Al's Dillingham Handicap
The Grade 1 winner will make his season debut on Saturday.
May 3, 2017
Lucky Seven Ranch’s Lotta Blues Man, a homebred bay son of Favorite Cartel, is one of eight sophomores entered in Saturday’s 400-yard, $25,000 Dillingham Handicap at Los Alamitos.
Lotta Blues Man will be making his first start since December 11, when the gelding ran second, a head behind winner Worth Doing, in the 400-yard, $1,908,050 Los Alamitos Two-Million Futurity (G1). Trained by Mike Casselman, Lotta Blues Man has earned $875,763 from seven outs, and his five wins include a half-length victory in the 400-yard, $982,250 Golden State Million Futurity (G1) in October.
Lotta Blues Man has been assigned top weight of 126 pounds by Los Alamitos racing secretary Ed Reese. The gelding drew the rail post and will be ridden by Cody Jensen.
Bannister, a winner of two of his three races this season, drew post 6 and will be ridden by Jesus Ayala for owners Denny and Sandy Weigt and trainer Monty Arrossa. A chestnut son of the First Down Dash stallion Maknmoves, the gelding was a two-time stakes winner during his 2-year-old campaign.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments:
Lotta Blues Man (Cody Jensen, 126)
That Rico (Roberto C. Hernandez, 123)
Hold Sway (Carlos Huerta, 121)
On The Go (Tony Guymon, 122)
Myfavoritestreaker (Cesar DeAlba, 121)
Bannister (Jesus Ayala, 125)
Stelfast (Cruz Mendez, 124)
Favorite Aquaholic (Eduardo Nicasio, 122)
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