Cypress Handicap Draws Eight

Jess A Cowboy is the morning-line favorite for Friday's feature at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

A ffield of eight has been entered in Friday's $25,000 Cypress Handicap at Los Alamitos.

Larry Stark's Jess A Cowboy, a homebred 6-year-old son of the Mr Jess Perry stallion Dejon, heads a field of eight sprinters in Friday's 350-yard, $25,000 Cypress Handicap at Los Alamitos.

Trained by Matt Fales, Jess A Cowboy will be making his season debut and has been made the 3-1 morning-line favorite by Los Alamitos morning-line maker Ed Burgart. The gelding is coming off of a second-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Fighter Gone Wild, in the December 31, 440-yard Turf Paradise Championship.

Jess A Cowboy drew post 2 and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez. Other contenders include Stelfast, a 4-year-old Stel Corona stallion trained by Valentin Zamudio for owner Eva Carrazco. Stelfast is coming off of a sophomore campaign during which he earned $131,454 from 10 starts and won two stakes at Los Alamitos, including the 400-yard, $224,000 El Primero del Ano Derby (G3) in April.

Stelfast drew post 5 and will be ridden by Ramon Sanchez.

The complete Cypress Handicap lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
GS Wintermeyer (Jonathan Roman, 118), 20-1
Jess A Cowboy (Cruz Mendez, 125), 3-1
Tarzanito (Eddie S. Garcia, 124), 6-1
Viento Negro (Jesus Rios Ayala, 123), 4-1
Stelfast (Ramon Sanchez, 125), 7-2
AJS Anna Smoke (Alejandro Luna, 121), 15-1
One Proud Eagle (Cesar DeAlba, 123), 7-2
Evil Genius (Oscar Peinado, 122), 6-1

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