Grade 3 Kaweah Bar Handicap Draws Five

Grade 1 winner Bh Lisas Boy draws rail post Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Bh Lisas Boy, pictured here winning last year's 440-yard Bank of America California Challenge, is one of five sprinters entered in Sunday's Grade 3 Kaweah Bar Handicap. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Bh Lisas Boy, a homebred 5-year-old son of Mighty Invictus owned by Bill Hoburg, drew the rail post for Sunday's 350-yard, $25,000 Kaweah Bar Handicap (G3) at Los Alamitos.

Bh Lisas Boy will be making his first start since February 19, when the sorrel gelding scored a half-length victory in the 400-yard, $150,900 Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) to earn a berth in this year's Champion of Champions (G1). All told, Bh Lisas Boy has won 12 of 22 starts and has earned $320,256.

“He’s training great,” said John Cooper, Bh Lisas Boy's trainer. “I wish we could have run him once before this race, but we gave him a workout and he looked good. This might be my last start with the horse so it would be nice to go out on a winning note.”

Cesar DeAlba will ride Bh Lisas Boy in the Kaweah Bar.

The Kaweah Bar Handicap honors the memory of Kaweah Bar, the sport's world champion in 1968 and '70. A California-bred gelding by the Three Bars stallion Alamitos Bar, Kaweah Bar was inducted in the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1998.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments:
Bh Lisas Boy (Cesar DeAlba, 126)
Mr Pyc To You (Ramon Sanchez, 124)
El Remalcable (J.M. Nicasio, 122)
Winners Cool Chick (Eddie S. Garcia, 118)
He Looks Hot (Carlos Huerta, 124)

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