Seven Sophomores Entered in Vandy's Flash

A Political Lady risks win streak at Los Alamitos on Sunday

Q-Racing Journal

A Political Lady, pictured here winning the La Primera del Ano Derby, is one of seven 3-year-olds entered in Sunday's $25,000 Vandy's Flash Handicap. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse


A Political Lady, a homebred Apollitical Jess filly owned by Parsons Ranch, will put her five-race win streak on the line against six opponents in Sunday's 400-yard, $25,000 Vandy's Flash Handicap for 3-year-olds at Los Alamitos.

Trained by Chris O'Dell, A Political Lady has won six of 13 starts and has earned $237,953 while racing exclusively in California. The filly's win streak includes a 1 1/4-length victory in the 400-yard, $184,000 La Primera del Ano Derby (G3) on March 30.

A Political Lady has been made the 8-5 morning-line favorite by Los Alamitos linemaker Ed Burgart. The filly drew post 6 and will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio.

Other contenders include Mark and Peggy Brown's Jess My Kiss, a homebred One Sweet Jess gelding trained by Roman Figueroa. Jess My Kiss will be making his first start since February 10, when he scored a neck victory at long odds in the 400-yard, $215,000 Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1).

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Twisted Sister (Jonathan Roman, 120), 20-1
Luxor Of Appeals MV (Jesus Rios Ayala, 121), 12-1
CM Boom Shakalaka (Rodrigo Aceves, 124), 4-1
Jess My Kiss (Cesar DeAlba, 126), 3-1
Mcfarland USA (Ruben Lozano, 119), 20-1
A Political Lady (Eduardo Nicasio, 1250, 8-5
Jesstacartel (Cruz Mendez, 123), 5-2

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