Strawfly Special, Way Maker Head Up Friday’s Derby Field

<i> Times Wire Services</i>

Strawfly Special and Way Maker, the two fastest qualifiers from time trials on Dec. 18, will return for the final of the $167,000 Southern California Derby Friday night at Los Alamitos. A $70,640 check awaits the winning owner.

Strawfly Special brings the fastest qualifying time into the final. He won his trial heat very easily while covering the 440 yards in 21.77 seconds.

Way Maker covered 440 yards in 21.86 seconds under jockey Danny Cardoza.

The remainder of the field includes Shake Six, Prayers Are Answered, Becks Bolero, Dish Dsh, Highs And Lows, La Valentina, El Roco, and Spencerian.