Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity Trials Preview

Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity Trials Preview

Fifty-eight juveniles are entered in Sunday's trials at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

Chayito Cartel 2019 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity

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Fifty-eight 2-year-olds are entered in Sunday's 300-yard Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity (G2) trials at Los Alamitos Racecourse.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the May 12, $256,200 final.

Of the 58 juveniles entered in eight heats, only 26 have previous racing experience. Bobby D. Cox's Gynysys, a homebred daughter of Corona Cartel and the graded stakes winning First Down Dash mare All About Ease, drew post 2 and will be ridden by Jose Nicasio for trainer Heath Taylor in the fourth trial. Gynysys made her debut with a head victory as the odds-on favorite in a 220-yard maiden-special-weight dash on March 23. The filly stopped the timer in :12.06, the meet's fastest winning time for 2-year-olds this season.

Elizabeth Alexandria, a daughter of champion KVN Corona trained by Heath Taylor for owner Jackpot Farms, made her debut with a neck victory in a 220-yard maiden-special-weight race on April 6. A $30,000 purchase from breeder Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches at last year's Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, the filly drew the rail post and will be ridden by Jose Nicasio in the second heat.

Other noteworthy 2-year-olds entered in Sunday's trials include Grant Cox Revocable Trust’s Gold N Ticket, a homebred Apollitical Jess filly and a full sister to 2020 Golden State Million Futurity (G1) winner Apollitical Gold. Gold N Ticket drew post 6 and will be ridden in her career debut by Justine Klaiber for trainer Eddie D. Willis in the third trial.

The Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity honors the memory of the late Robert "Bobby" Adair,  a longtime California-based jockey who was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 1999.

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