Wicked Affair Draws Post 10 for Ed Burke Million

The homebred filly is the morning-line choice for Los Alamitos' Sunday feature.

Q-Racing Journal

Wicked Affair, pictured here winning the Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity in May, is the 2-1 morning-line choice for Sunday's Ed Burke Million Futurity. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Legacy Ranch's Wicked Affair, a homebred graded stakes winning daughter of One Sweet Jess, drew post 10 for Sunday's 350-yard, $1.06-million Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Wicked Affair has won three of her four starts, including the May 20, $322,000 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G2). The 2-1 morning-line favorite, the filly will be ridden by Jesus Rios Ayala for trainer Terry Knight.

“Sometimes when they win those big races, there’s a bounce factor,” said Pete Parrella of Legacy Ranch. “We were hoping that she could run like this because I think she had a pretty bad start (in the Kindergarten). We’re just tickled that she could perform. I just think that she’s something special.

"According to our jockey, she had a little something left in the tank," he added. "There are a lot of good horses in the Ed Burke, it’ll just be a matter of whether luck is on our side.”

Reliance Ranches' SC Money Maker, the fastest qualifier, drew post 3 and will be ridden by Oscar Peinado. A homebred bay son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon trained by Mike Robbins, the gelding has won three of five starts and has banked $70,378, and his resume includes a fifth-place finish, 1 1/2 lengths behind Wicked Affair, in the Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity.

In the Kindergarten, SC Money Maker was bumped at the break and on both sides at the eighth pole.

"He had some issues (after the Kindergarten),” said Robbins of SC Money Maker. “He had a foot that was bothering him. When they ran over him, they cut up his leg a little bit. We had to work on that, not bad, but we had to work on that. He had a few minor issues, but nothing serious.”

The complete lineup for the Ed Burke Million, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Mister Appolitical (Cruz Mendez), 30-1
Apollitical Pence (Ricky Ramirez), 20-1
SC Money Maker (Oscar Peinado), 3-1
Dexxter (Jose M. Nicasio), 20-1
Wave Her Down (Cody Jensen), 4-1
Paddy Riley (Carlos Huerta), 30-1
Striver (Cesar Franco), 15-1
Powerful Favorite (Eduardo Nicasio), 3-1
Jess Macho Corona (Cesar DeAlba), 15-1
Wicked Affair (Jesus Rios Ayala), 2-1

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