PCQHRA Breeders' Derby Headlines Stakes Tripleheader at Los Alamitos

The Grade 3, 400-yard stakes tops the Friday card at the Southern California track.

Q-Racing Journal

Kolleen Ledgerwood's Renewed, the fastest qualifier, heads a field of 10 3-year-olds in Friday's PCQHRA Breeders' Derby. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Kolleen Ledgerwood's Renewed is one of 10 sophomores entered back in Friday's 400-yard, $184,000 PCQHRA Breeders' Derby (G3) at Los Alamitos.

The fastest qualifier from five trials on September 16, Renewed is a sorrel son of Walk Thru Fire trained by Roberto Dominguez. The colt has won three of six starts this year but is seeking his first stakes win of the season.

"We felt we had the horse razor sharp," Dominguez said, referring to Renewed's one-length win in his PCQHRA Breeders' Derby trial. "He had some trouble in the Golden State Derby final (two races ago). It was an oversight on my part, but this time I didn't take anything for granted. I think we brought him into this race as sharp as possible."

Renewed has raced exclusively in California and has earned $84,045 from 11 outs. A $78,000 yearling purchase at the 2015 Los Alamitos Equine Sale, the colt has a chance to give his connections their biggest win ever at Los Alamitos.

"It would be nice to finally win a major race," Dominguez said. "It'd be great to do it for Kolleen. She's helped me out for a long time."

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Kiddy Up Cowgirl (Eulices Gomez), 12-1
Renewed (Eduardo Nicasio), 7-2
Brimmin Corona (G. Jairo Rangel), 12-1
Look At Her (Jesus Rios Ayala), 8-1
Myfavoritestreaker (Cesar DeAlba), 20-1
One Proud Eagle (Ramon Sanchez), 3-1
Remembering Florence (Jesus Canales), 20-1
Ms Jess Knockout (Cruz Mendez), 8-1
Ld Is Back (Rodrigo Aceves), 5-2
Duck Dash N Go (Cody Jensen), 15-1

Also on Friday, a field of six sprinters has been entered in the 400-yard, $20,000 Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap.

Larry Stark's Jess A Cowboy, a homebred 5-year-old Dejon gelding trained by Matt Fales, has been made the 8-5 morning-line favorite by track oddsmaker Ed Burgart. An earner of $155,858 from 23 career outs, Jess A Cowboy picked up his first local stakes victory when he scored a wire-to-wire, half-length win in the 350-yard, $16,000 He Flys Handicap on September 8.

Jess A Cowboy drew the rail post and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez.

The Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap honors the memory of Schvaneveldt, Los Alamitos Racecourse's all-time leading trainer and a member of the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.

Friday's 350-yard, $16,000 Kip Didericksen Handicap honors the five-time AQHA champion jockey and winner of 1,318 Quarter Horse races at Los Alamitos.

Cypress Sally, a homebred daughter of Winners Version trained by Paul Jones for owner Chad Richard, has won four of seven starts and has banked $12,805 while racing primarily in the Intermountain region. The filly was a finalist in the 300-yard, $61,000 Dixie Downs Futurity in southern Utah on April 16, and the 350-yard, $66,000 Hadley/Giles Futurity at Weber Downs in Ogden, Utah, in June.

Jesus Rios Ayala will ride Cypress Sally from post 4.

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