Favorite Motion Returns in Rich Golden State Million Futurity

The homebred Favorite Cartel gelding is the morning-line choice for Sunday's feature at Los Alamitos.

Q-Racing Journal

Richard S. Frandsen's Favorite Motion heads a field of 10 juveniles entered back in Sunday's Golden State Million Futurity. PHOTO: Los Alamitos Racecourse

Favorite Motion, a homebred son of Favorite Cartel and the fastest qualifier, is one of 10 2-year-olds entered back in Sunday's 400-yard, $976,750 Golden State Million Futurity (G1) at Los Alamitos.

Trained by Jose Flores for owner Richard S. Frandsen, Favorite Motion is coming off of a wire-to-wire, three-quarter length victory in the last of 10 Golden State Million trials on October 21. The gelding has won two of three starts and has earned $6,785.

Favorite Motion was bred in Utah, and he is a half brother to Decati, a multiple graded stakes winner who ran third in the 2008 All American Derby (G1).

"I've told people that Decati was fast, but Favorite Motion is faster," said Frandsen, who also bred Decati. "He's also a little more muscular than Decati. Their mother (the Dash Ta Fame mare Mia Ta Fame) was 16 hands. She's long, and she throws length on them."

Favorite Motion drew post 7 and will be ridden by Cruz Mendez.

Other contenders include Rosenthal Ranch's Powerful Favorite, a graded stakes winning Favorite Cartel gelding trianed by Chris O'Dell. Powerful Favorite has banked $205,285 from six outs, all at Los Alamitos, and his two wins include a neck victory as the 19-10 favorite in the 350-yard, $380,000 Governor's Cup Futurity (RG2) on July 28.

Powerful Favorite drew post 3 and will be ridden by Eduardo Nicasio.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Jess Macho Corona (Cody Jensen), 5-1
Wicked Affair (Jesus Rios Ayala), 4-1
Powerful Favorite (Eduardo Nicasio), 9-2
Flash And Roll (G.R. Carter Jr.), 4-1
Symbol Of Faith (Carlos Huerta), 20-1
Apollitical Pence (Saul Ramirez Jr.), 10-1
Favorite Motion (Cruz Mendez), 3-1
Tequila Sangria (Cesar DeAlba), 10-1
You Caught My Eye (Ramon Sanchez), 30-1
Ali Babe Foose (Jose Nicasio), 20-1

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