Los Al's La Pacifica Draws Full Field of Sophomore Fillies

Start Somethin Bad is the 125-pound highweight in Friday's stakes.

Q-Racing Journal

Start Somethin Bad, shown here winning the La Primera del Ano Derby for 3-year-old fillies, is one of 10 entered in Friday's La Pacifica Handicap. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Start Somethin Bad, a homebred daughter of Pappasito trained by Paul Jones for owners Jeff Alstadt and Kim Pitcher, drew post 5 for Friday's 350-yard, $25,000 La Pacifica Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos.

Start Somethin Bad will be shortening up off of her nose victory in the 400-yard, $220,000 La Primera del Ano Derby (G3) on April 1. The gray filly has been assigned to carry top weight of 125 pounds by racing secretary Ed Reese.

An earner of $95,043 from three outs this season, Start Somethin Bad will be ridden by Ramon Sanchez. Her nine opponents include Abigail K. Kawananakoa's Staggering Stride, a sorrel filly by champion Mr Jess Perry trained by Chris O'Dell and the 3-1 morning-line favorite. Staggering Stride is coming off of a third-place finish, a head behind Start Somethin Bad, in the La Primera, and she was a finalist in the 400-yard, $225,000 Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1) in February.

Staggering Stride drew post 6 and will be ridden by Cody Jensen.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Trippys Royal Jess (Cesar DeAlba, 122), 7-2
Apollititaka (Martin Arriaga, 120), 15-1
All Kinds Of Kind (Oscar Peinado, 122), 20-1
Scholarly (Eduardo Nicasio, 120), 15-1
Start Somethin Bad (Ramon Sanchez, 125), 4-1
Staggering Stride (Cody Jensen, 124), 3-1
Kiddy Up Cowgirl (Eulices Gomez, 123), 6-1
Jess Mas (Minor Arana, 122), 15-1
Brimmin Corona (G. Jairo Rangel, 121), 6-1
Sweet Aguila (Jesus Rios Ayala, 120), 8-1

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