Miami Cartel Gears Up for Fast, Feature Race
A quick start will be even more important than usual in tonight’s eighth race.
It’s the $15,000 100-Yard Dash Handicap.
Miami Cartel, who won the Kaweah Bar Handicap in his last start on April 5, will try for his eighth lifetime victory for a partnership that includes trainer Paul Jones. In his best efforts, the 4-year-old Corona Cartel gelding has come out quickly. Ramon Sanchez, who won three times with the Oklahoma-bred last year, is back aboard.
The field also includes 16-time winner Talking Tactics. A 10-year-old gelding owned by Felix Gonzalez and trained by Adan Farias, he starts the 100-Yard Dash having won four in succession, including a neck victory on April 26.
The picks: 1. Tarzan The Chick Man. 2. Wired To Win. 3. Chicksdashin. 4. Sherife Usa. 5. Dale Badon. 6. Flying Jeb. 7. Chiricao. 8. Miami Cartel. 9. Wcr Rubys Fame.
Four! Use Tarzan The Chick Man and Diamond R Doc in the first, Zipolator and Wired To Win in the second, Red High Heels, the Elitism-Flat Out Fabulous entry, Rapid Lady Jones and Chicksdashin in the third and Amber Croixnoire and Sherife Usa in the fourth.
Shots in the dark: Radium Rays returns to Los Alamitos in the fifth for trainer Donna McArthur. Rockin Caitie could rebound in the ninth.
Post Time: 7:15 p.m.
On the Net: For entries and results from Los Alamitos, visit: www.latimes.com/horseracing.