Trio of Stablemates Headline Grade 2, $321,800 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity
The first of many futurities at Los Alamitos is scheduled for Sunday.
May 17, 2018
Stablemates SC Money Maker, SC Coronada, and Pack Light are among the 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday's 300-yard, $321,800 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.
The fastest qualifier 7-5 morning-line favorite, SC Money Maker will be ridden by Oscar Peinado for owner Reliance Ranches LLC and trainer Mike Robbins, who sent world champion First Down Dash out to win this race in 1986. The homebred son of of Pyc Paint Your Wagon and champion Spit Curl Diva has won two of three starts and has banked $48,870, with his only loss thus far being a third-place finish, a neck behind winner Long Wagon Ho, in the 300-yard, $371,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G3) at Remington Park on March 24.
"He's been doing great and we’ve just been maintaining him,” Robbins said of SC Money Maker. “There’s not a whole lot to do with him between the trials and the final. We’ve just galloped him and stood him (in the gates).
"He’s one of those kind of horses that does well wherever you take him," the trainer added. "Nothing bothers him. He’s really professional about everything.”
SC Coronada is a homebred daughter of Coronado Cartel and a half sister to SC Money Maker. Robbins said SC Coronada is doing much better after being a big under the weather prior to the trials. She’ll be ridden by Stormy Smith in the final.
“I look for her to run a lot better race than she did in the trials,” Robbins said. “She had some mucus and a little light cough, no fever or anything like that, prior to the trials. I think she’ll be better in the final.”
A daughter of One Famous Eagle, Pack Light has won both of her starts, both at Los Alamitos. Cody Jensen will ride the homebred filly from post 2.
“Pack Light just goes up there and does her job,” Robbins said. “She seems to be progressing along and getting better as she goes. SC Money Maker and SC Coronada are pretty similar. They have a lot of substance to them - a lot of shoulder and a lot of hip and front end. Pack Light has a little more stretch to her, a little more leg to her. If you’re looking for a quarter of a mile horse, she might be the one you’d pick.”
The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Cole Man 47 (Carlos Huerta), 20-1
Pack Light (Cody Jensen), 8-1
Tac Me Up (Eduardo Nicasio), 10-1
SC Coronada (Stormy Smith), 20-1
Ms Ko (Jonathan Roman), 8-1
Fast Amanda Rose (Cruz Mendez), 15-1
SC Money Maker (Oscar Peinado), 7-5
Delayed Steal (Cesar DeAlba), 12-1
Striver (Cesar Franco), 8-1
Wicked Affair (Jesus Rios Ayala), 7-2
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