J Fire Up, Fire And Sass Headline Golden State Million Trials

The graded stakes winners are among 75 2-year-olds entered in Sunday's trials.

Q-Racing Journal

J Fire Up, pictured here winning the July 29 Governor's Cup Futurity, heads a group of 75 2-year-olds entered in Sunday's Golden State Million Futurity trials. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Graded stakes winners J Fire Up and Fire And Sass are among the 75 2-year-olds entered in 10 400-yard Golden State Million Futurity (G1) trials at Los Alamitos on Sunday.

The 3-5 morning-line favorite in the ninth trial, J Fire Up races for Darling Farms, Ernesto Solis, and trainer Jaime Gomez. The sorrel daughter of Kiddy Up will be making her first start since July 29, when she scored a three-quarter length victory in the 350-yard, $390,000 Governor's Cup Futurity (RG2).

J Fire Up drew post 8 and will be ridden by Jose Nicasio.

Fire And Sass is a bay Walk Thru Fire gelding trained by Juan Aleman for owner JGA Racing Stables Inc. Raced at Los Alamitos and Ruidoso Downs, Fire And Sass has earned $132,397 from six outs, and his two wins include a half-length score in the 300-yard, $304,000 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G3) in May.

Ramon Sanchez will ride Fire And Sass from post 6.

JGA Racing Stables and Aleman will also be represented in the Golden State Million trials by California Eagle, a stakes-winning son of One Famous Eagle and a half brother to champion Flying Fig. California Eagle will be stretching out in distance off of his half-length win in the June 18, 350-yard Ed Burke Juvenile Stakes.

Post time for the first race is set for 5:22 p.m. (PDT). The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the November 5, $938,850 Golden State Million Futurity final.

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