Eight Sophomore Fillies Entered in La Pacifica

A Political Lady will risk her four-race win streak in Saturday's feature at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Parsons Ranch's A Political Lady heads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's $30,000 La Pacifica Handicap. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Parsons Ranch's A Political Lady, a homebred daughter of Apollitical Jess trained by Chris O'Dell, is the even-money morning-line favorite in Saturday's 350-yard, $30,000 La Pacifica Handicap for 3-year-old fillies at Los Alamitos.

A Political Lady has won her last four starts, including the 400-yard, $184,000 La Primera del Ano Derby (G3) on March 30. The filly has earned $221,453 from 12 outs, all at Los Alamitos, and her resume includes a third-place finish in last year's 400-yard, $939,000 Golden State Million Futurity (G1).

A Political Lady drew post 8 and will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio. Her seven opponents include Hard Headed Chick, a homebred Hard Hittting filly trained by Lin Melton for owner John Firth and the runner-up to A Political Lady in the La Primera. Hard Headed Chick has won three of 12 races and has banked $76,446, and she was a finalist in last year's PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity (G2).

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Chowchilla Chickadee (Oscar Peinado, 123), 6-1
Hard Headed Chick (Cesar DeAlba, 124), 8-1
Madam Of Fire MV (Cruz Mendez, 122), 10-1
Yashira Vista (Jesus Rios Ayala, 123), 7-2
On Our Way (G. Jairo Rangel, 123), 12-1
La Sierran (Eulices Gomez, 122), 15-1
Terrific Temptation (Jose M. Nicasio, 122), 12-1
A Political Lady (Eduardo Nicasio, 126), 1-1

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