Six Distaffers Entered in Mini Rock
Designs By Dynasty is the morning-line favorite for Saturday's $18,000 feature at Los Alamitos.
April 4, 2018
Carlos F. Avalos' Designs By Dynasty, a 4-year-old daughter of champion Fdd Dynasty trained by Yanet Rodriguez, is one of six fillies and mares entered in Saturday's 350-yard, $18,000 Mini Rock Handicap at Los Alamitos.
The 8-5 morning-line favorite, Designs By Dynasty has won both of her starts this season, including the 350-yard, $18,000 Terrific Energy Handicap for distaffers on March 3. The mare has earned $43,398 from 19 outs while racing exclusively at Los Alamitos.
Designs By Dynasty drew post 3 and will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio. Other contenders include EG High Desert Farms' Jess Hawk, a homebred 4-year-old One Sweet Jess mare conditioned by Jesus Nunez. Jess Hawk has banked $23,070 from just three races this year, and her season resume includes a third-place finish, a neck behind winner BH Lisas Boy, in the 400-yard, $157,000 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) on February 11.
Jess Hawk drew the rail post and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez.
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Jess Hawk (Cruz Mendez, 124), 7-2
Hootin For Hotlips (G. Jairo Rangel, 122), 12-1
Designs By Dynasty (Eduardo Nicasio, 126), 8-5
Strawfinders Jessee (Cesar DeAlba, 125), 5-2
Zendaya (Alberto Zepeda, 122), 10-1
Tough To Figure (Jesus Rios Ayala, 123), 4-1
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