He Looks Hot, Zoomin For Spuds Headline Los Alamitos Winter Championship
The road to the 2019 Champion of Champions begins on Sunday
February 7, 2019
Ed Allred's He Looks Hot and Jim Walker's Zoomin For Spuds are among the 10 aged sprinters entered back in Sunday's 400-yard, $157,200 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship (G1) at Los Alamitos Racecourse.
He Looks Hot is the 5-2 morning-line favorite off of a 6-year-old campaign during which the homebred son of Walk Thru Fire earned $96,635 from five starts and won the 440-yard, $125,000 Robert L. Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship (G1) on October 14. Earlier this year, the gelding earned an AQHA Supreme Race Horse title.
He Looks Hot drew post 6 and will be ridden by Vinnie Bednar for trainer Scott Willoughby.
Zoomin For Spuds is a homebred 6-year-old Zoomin For Bux gelding trained by Monty Arrossa. Zoomin For Spuds won last year's Grade 1, 400-yard Vessels Maturity and ended his 5-year-old season with a fourth-place finish, a neck behind winner and world champion Bodacious Eagle, in the 440-yard, $600,000 Champion of Champions.
Zoomin For Spuds will be ridden by Jesus Ayala from the rail post.
The winner of this race will earn the season's first berth in this year's Champion of Champions. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Zoomin For Spuds (Jesus Ayala), 3-1
Da One Two Special (Cruz Mendez), 12-1
Tarzanito (Eddie S. Garcia), 4-1
My Favorite Check (Ruben Lozano), 30-1
Yanque (Erasmo Gasca), 10-1
He Looks Hot (Vinnie Bednar), 5-2
Chance To Fire (Cody Jensen), 15-1
Katies Easy Moves (Eduardo Nicasio), 8-1
LD Is Back (Jose Nicasio), 6-1
Eyes The Favorite (Carlos Huerta), 20-1
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