Aceves Aims at Repeat Performance

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Jockey Rodrigo Aceves wouldn’t mind wrapping up another week of racing at Los Alamitos with the same kind of night he had on Friday.

Aceves, 31, won a career-high four times, taking the first with Grim Fandango, the fourth with Royal Ladys Reward, then winning with Ddf de Great Saiga in the fifth and Rhymer in the ninth.

Through Friday, Aceves was third in the standings behind Ramon Sanchez and Alex Bautista with 31 quarter horse wins.


He is named on Yawls Easy Dasher, who will be a longshot in the first, a 350-yard race for $2,500 claimers; The Big Unit, a contender in the fourth, a 300-yard dash for $5,000 claimers; 4-1 shot Watch This Injun in the eighth, a 350-yarder for $16,000 claimers, and 6-1 shot Seldom Lies in the ninth, a 400-yard race for $2,000 claimers.

Jockey Duane Brown is in the intensive care unit of the Los Alamitos Medical Center after being injured in a training accident Thursday morning.

Brown suffered a fractured skull when an Arabian he was galloping bolted suddenly, throwing him to the ground. The animal then stepped on him. Brown is expected to be hospitalized for a few more days.


The picks: 1. Testy In Traffic. 2. Alissa Quinn. 3. Fmr Petes Sake. 4. Chenilles Dasher. 5. Nashua’s Asset. 6. Oncet. 7. Quick Dash Fame. 8. Br Raceroni. 9. Streakin Cheyenne.

Four! In the opener, let’s single Testy In Traffic, use Alissa Quinn, the entry of Watch Tower-Debbie Dolittle and Crystal N’ Reign in the second, Fmr Petes Sake and First Priora Tee in the third and Chenilles Dasher, The Big Unit and Go Meter Go in the fourth. Total cost: $18.

Shots in the dark: Coronetta is the longer price on the morning line of the two debuting 2-year-olds trainer Jaime Gomez will send out in the seventh and Cheer The Royal is improving for trainer Jose Antonio Flores as he tries winners for the first time in the eighth.


Post time: 5:35 p.m.

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