Yanque is Morning-Line Choice for Dillingham Handicap

The homebred Favorite Cartel gelding heads a field of nine sophomores at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Martha Wells' Yanque heads a field of nine 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's $25,000 Dillingham Handicap. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Yanque, a homebred son of Favorite Cartel owned by Martha F. "Mimi" Wells, is one of nine 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's 400-yard, $25,000 Dillingham Handicap at Los Alamitos.

Trained by Matt Fales, Yanque has earned $47,931 from four outs this year, and his season record includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Jess My Kiss, in the 400-yard, $215,000 Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1) on February 10. The gelding drew post 8 and will be ridden by Erasmo Garza.

CM Boom Shakalaka, a gelded son of champion Carters Cartel campaigned by Randy Dickerson and trainer Nick Lowe, will be seeking his second Los Alamitos stakes win on Saturday. CM Boom Shakalaka has won seven of 10 starts, including last year's 400-yard Baxter Andruss Oregon-Bred Futurity (R) at Portland Meadows, and he has banked $60,976.

CM Boom Shakalaka drew post 9 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Aceves.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Ditto Head (Jesus Rios Ayala, 123), 4-1
Effortless Effort (Cesar Franco, 121), 15-1
The Revenant (Cesar DeAlba, 125), 4-1
Dont Foose With Me (Cruz Mendez, 123), 6-1
Seems Even Better (Jonathan Roman, 121), 20-1
King Of Appeals MV (Eduardo Nicasio, 123), 6-1
No Kiddin (Eulices Gomez, 120), 20-1
Yanque (Erasmo Garza, 124), 5-2
CM Boom Shakalaka (Rodrigo Aceves, 124), 5-1

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