Nine Sophomores Entered in Town Policy

The 400-yard, $25,000 stakes is the feature race on Los Alamitos' Saturday program.

Q-Racing Journal

Lotta Blues Man, pictured winning last year's Golden State Million Futurity, is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's $25,000 Town Policy Stakes. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Trippys Royal Jess, a homebred daughter of Apollitical Jess owned by Abigail K. Kawananakoa, is one of nine 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's 400-yard, $25,000 Town Policy Stakes at Los Alamitos.

Trained by Chris O'Dell, Trippys Royal Jess has recorded second-place finishes in her last three races, including the 400-yard, $260,000 Golden State Derby (G2) on August 20. The filly drew post 2 and will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio.

Lucky Seven Ranch's Lotta Blues Man, a homebred son of Favorite Cartel trained by Mike Casselman, drew post 8 and will be ridden by Cesar DeAlba. The 2-1 morning-line favorite, Lotta Blues Man is seeking his first stakes win of the season, but the gelding has earned $892,935 from 12 outs, and his six wins include a half-length victory in last year's Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Youre Gonna Mish Me (Oscar Peinado), 20-1
Trippys Royal Jess (Eduardo Nicasio), 3-1
Well Good (Rodrigo Aceves), 6-1
One Sweet Runner (Jesus Rios Ayala), 4-1
Apollitical Spirit (Carlos Huerta), 20-1
G S Wintermeyer (Jonathan Roman), 30-1
AJS Anna Smoke (Ramon Sanchez), 12-1
Lotta Blues Man (Cesar DeAlba), 2-1
Staggering Stride (Jose Nicasio), 5-1

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