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Racing! McKinzie is back

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as you have to like Galilean in his first start.

Gotta say, it was really good to see McKinzie win easily after a six-month layoff. Now, I have to admit, I’m prejudiced because I knew his namesake Brad McKinzie, the longtime Los Alamitos executive. And, I was pretty skeptical on how well he would do against a strong field in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby after a six-month layoff.

Here’s how Jimmy Barnes, the longtime assistant trainer for Bob Baffert put it: “We had him ready,” Barnes said. “It was close but Bob got him ready, bottom line. … He gutted it out and pulled it through for us.”

Barnes seemed to see it as a tougher race than it looked on television. McKinzie broke alertly, moved near the front on backstretch and took command in the stretch. Here’s the story, with more detail, that appeared online and in print. Just click here.

Mike Smith, who was Justify’s jockey and also rode McKinzie, had this to say: “If anything can take away the sting of having a Triple Crown horse retiring, it’s a horse like this.”

If McKinzie is pointed to the Breeders’ Cup, his options seem to be the Classic, where he would face Accelerate, or the Mile, where he would go against Catalina Cruiser. Either way, a tall order.

Before we got to normal business, big props to Jay Posner, veteran turf writer who was demoted to sports editor, for telling me I could watch the big Parx races on one of the other NBC sports stations and that I didn’t have to have NBC Sports Philadelphia. Jay is the sports editor of our sister paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune and the best place to find Del Mar coverage.

So, I ended up watching NBC Sports Washington, and that’s the Washington that has the objectionable NFL team name, not the state that can’t beat USC this year.

So, I got to watch the personable Laffit Pincay III and his team, which included a longtime newspaper turf writer Dick Jerardi. For the record, I’m in favor of hiring newspaper horse racing writers for those low-to-medium scale TV jobs. Actually, hiring newspaper folks for any job is a good idea.

Although, I did disagree with Jerardi in that I do think Monomoy Girl should have come down in the Cotillion for her wandering down the stretch in front of Midnight Bisou.

OK, I’m done.

Los Alamitos review

Sometimes you can figure it out based on how much a horse was bought for. Sometimes not. Saturday, it worked. Unraced colt Galilean, purchased for $600,000, seemed to have what it took in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes, for 2-year-olds going 6 ½ furlongs. The race was restricted to horses that were sold at a Barretts sale.

Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, he paid $3.80, $2.60 and $2.10. Seven Scents was second and Our Silver Oak was third. The winning margin was a neck.

“I’m happy, he’ll improve off that race,” Hollendorfer said. “I’ve got a lot to work with because he’s got really good size and carries really good weight. Terry Finley (president and chief executive officer of West Point Thoroughbreds) picked this horse and made the decision to buy him. I was lucky enough to get him to train.’’

Van Dyke was also impressed.

“He’s a very classy horse and was well prepared,” Van Dyke said. “He got passed at the head of the stretch, but he dug back in and that was really impressive. That’s a long stretch for a 2-year-old making his first start.”

Los Alamitos preview

It’s closing day and it finishes with a 10-race card starting at 2 p.m. There are six claimers, two allowance/optional claimer, one maiden special weight and one starter allowance. We’ll have to call two races as co-features since they are the same: six furlongs for Cal-breds for a purse of $45,000. One is open and the other for fillies and mares.

The eighth is for colts and geldings with seven starters. The favorite is Ninety Nine Proof at 5-2 for trainer Peter Miller and jockey Heriberto Figueroa. He is four of 11 lifetime with his last two claiming races being claimers. He won two back at that level.

The ninth is for fillies and mares with Princess Kendra the 5-2 favorite. Sound familiar? Well, she’s run 42 times, winning nine. She’s been running at the starter allowance level finishing second the last two races. She won three back in a claimer.

There is no show wagering in the six-horse first race, a maiden special weight for 3-year-old Cal-breds.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 6, 7, 7, 6, 10, 9, 10, 7, 8, 10 (1 also eligible).

Big races review .

A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday.

Belmont (4): Grade 3 $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Uni ($4.50)

Parx (7): $100,000 Alphabet Soup Stakes, Penn-breds 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Fast and Accurate ($3.80)

Parx (8): $150,000 PA Derby Champion Stakes, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Aztec Sense ($9.20)

Parx (9): Grade 3 $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes, 3-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Winner: Firenze Fire ($4.80)

Parx (10): Grade 1 $1 milllion Cotillion Stakes, fillies, 3-years-old, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Monomoy Girl ($10.40)

Woodbine (8): $100,000 Victorian Queen Stakes, Ont-bred fillies 2-years-old, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Silet Mistake ($6.00)

Belmont (8): Grade 2 $300,000 Kelso Handicap, 3 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Patternrecognition ($13.20)

Parx (11): Grade 1 $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: McKinzie ($6.00)

Los Alamitos (6): $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes, 2-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Galilean ($3.80)

Big races preview

A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT:

12:53 Woodbine (6): $100,000 Bull Page Stakes, Ont-bred 2-years-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Stolen Identity (2-1)

1:46 Belmont (7): $125,000 John Hettinger Stakes, NY-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: Fifty Five (6-5)

2:10 Albuquerque: $100,000 New Mexico State Fair Futurity, NM-bred 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Roll on Diabolical (3-1)

2:18 Belmont (8): Grade 2 $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Lewis Bay (9-5)

2:30 Woodbine (9): Grade 3 $125,000 Durham Cup Stakes, 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Are You Kidding Me (8-5)

2:50 Belmont (9): $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes, NY-breds 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: Call Provision (2-1)

4:48 Emerald Downs: $100,000 Getaway Day Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Sippin Fire (2-1)

Jose Contreras LRC play of the day

SECOND RACE: No 2. Holidayincambodia (5-2)

She settled behind the speed and found her best stride too late in her last effort when finishing a game second against the highest level of open thoroughbred claimers at night. She’s been freshened since that effort and should be well positioned throughout at this five-furlong distance. She does own two wins over this daytime oval.

Saturday’s result: My Mandate went out strong but couldn’t stay on top against this grade and finished sixth.

Jose Contreras is an excellent handicapper and well known on social media and familiar to racing fans watching on TVG. You can follow him on Twitter at @losponies or check him out at his website.

Ed Burgart LA play of the day

FOURTH RACE: No. 4 Croissant (5-2)

He was hopelessly overmatched in a 5 ½-furlong allowance race 16 days ago during the local daytime thoroughbred meet and fits well at this 870-yard distance where he dropped a nose photo two outs ago. He lands the hot-riding Kellie McDaid and should win this non-winners-of-two contest if he repeats either of his two August 870-yard outs.

Final thoughts

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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.

Los Alamitos Race Course Charts Results for Saturday, September 22.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 11th day of a 12-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.01 45.15 57.50 1:10.40


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Andyoushallreceive 122 2 5 3–1 3–2 2–1½ 1–¾ Pereira 1.70
6 Madame Vestal 122 5 4 2–1 2–2½ 1–2 2–1¼ Franco 1.50
2 Shes All Woman 122 1 3 5 4–2½ 4–1½ 3–1 Roman 3.30
4 Bev's Humor 122 3 2 4–½ 5 5 4–12 Conner 20.00
5 Diosa 122 4 1 1–1 1–hd 3–hd 5 Pedroza 4.70

3 ANDYOUSHALLRECEIVE 5.40 3.00 2.20
6 MADAME VESTAL 2.40 2.10
2 SHES ALL WOMAN 2.10
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $7.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-2-4)  $4.22
$1 TRIFECTA (3-6-2)  $11.60

Winner–Andyoushallreceive Ch.f.2 by Fed Biz out of You Asked, by Yes It's True. Bred by Colts Neck Stables, LLC (KY). Trainer: Brian J. Koriner. Owner: Jay Em Ess Stable. Mutuel Pool $77,182 Exacta Pool $31,834 Superfecta Pool $11,715 Trifecta Pool $18,550. Scratched–Discrete Stevie B.

ANDYOUSHALLRECEIVE off a step slowly, moved up between foes then chased a bit off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out into the stretch, angled in again inside the furlong marker and rallied under urging to get up nearing the wire. MADAME VESTAL stalked off the rail, was fanned four wide into the stretch, bid outside the pacesetter to gain the lead in upper stretch, inched away, drifted out some from the whip at the eighth pole and could not hold off the winner. SHES ALL WOMAN saved ground chasing the pace, came out on the turn and three deep into the stretch and gained the show. BEV'S HUMOR chased three deep on the backstretch, continued outside on the turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. DIOSA sped to the early lead, set the pace off the rail, angled in some on the turn, drifted out into the stretch, fought back in upper stretch, then weakened.

SECOND RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 21.98 45.71 57.93 1:04.64


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Jabber Now 124 1 1 3–hd 3–1 2–2½ 1–½ Conner 3.80
2 Bedford 115 2 2 1–hd 2–hd 3–1½ 2–½ Espinoza 10.90
6 Cheyenne Dancer 114 5 3 2–1 1–½ 1–½ 3–1¾ Donoe 72.60
4 Fiftyeight Special 120 3 6 4–½ 6–10 6–12 4–nk Harvey 0.50
8 Venice 120 7 4 5–2½ 5–hd 4–hd 5–nk Pedroza 4.80
7 Grandma Gertrude 115 6 5 6–10 4–1½ 5–hd 6–18 Figueroa 17.90
5 She's a Hot Head 117 4 7 7 7 7 7 Franco 40.20

1 JABBER NOW 9.60 4.20 3.40
2 BEDFORD 8.60 7.80
6 CHEYENNE DANCER 14.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $26.20
$1 EXACTA (1-2)  $36.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-2-6-4)  $114.47
$1 TRIFECTA (1-2-6)  $470.90

Winner–Jabber Now Dbb.f.4 by Papa Clem out of Bellomesa, by Sky Mesa. Bred by Bo Hirsch, LLC (CA). Trainer: Gary Stute. Owner: Bo Hirsch, LLC. Mutuel Pool $99,606 Daily Double Pool $20,625 Exacta Pool $43,599 Superfecta Pool $33,101 Trifecta Pool $36,864. Scratched–Clare's Glare.

JABBER NOW stalked the pace inside, bid along the rail leaving the turn and in the stretch and gamely prevailed under urging. BEDFORD dueled just off the rail then between foes leaving the turn and into the stretch, steadied in tight in midstretch, angled out for room and came back on three deep on the line. CHEYENNE DANCER had good early speed and dueled outside the runner-up then three deep leaving the turn and into the stretch, drifted inward in midstretch, battled back outside the winner in the final furlong and continued willingly between the top pair late. FIFTYEIGHT SPECIAL a bit slow to begin, chased a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out a bit into the stretch, continued toward the inside in the drive and could not quite summon the needed late kick. VENICE stalked outside then three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch, continued three wide through the final furlong and also lacked the necessary late response. GRANDMA GERTRUDE stalked between horses then off the rail leaving the turn, came out into the stretch, continued between horses in the final furlong and also could not offer the needed rally. SHE'S A HOT HEAD hesitated to be away behind the field, saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch and was outrun.

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000. Time 22.29 46.09 57.68 1:04.20


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Hot Rod Gal 120 4 2 1–1 1–1½ 1–2½ 1–5 Pedroza 11.30
6 Rolinga 122 6 3 3–hd 3–1 2–4 2–7 Fuentes 5.10
8 Daddy's Mistress 115 8 4 8 7–1 4–1½ 3–2 Figueroa 2.60
2 Sky Babe 115 2 8 7–hd 6–hd 5–2 4–½ Espinoza 1.00
5 Queen Carmelita 122 5 6 2–1 2–hd 3–1½ 5–7 Elliott 11.10
7 Win Win 115 7 5 6–1 5–1 7–8 6–6 Franco 41.10
3 Yep Yep Yep 122 3 7 4–1½ 4–2 6–1½ 7–4 Mn Garcia 10.60
1 Kathia 122 1 1 5–½ 8 8 8 Sanchez 98.30

4 HOT ROD GAL 24.60 8.80 6.20
6 ROLINGA 5.60 4.00
8 DADDY'S MISTRESS 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $77.00
$1 EXACTA (4-6)  $56.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-6-8-2)  $28.91
$1 TRIFECTA (4-6-8)  $161.40

Winner–Hot Rod Gal Dbb.f.2 by Calimonco out of Switching Gears, by Tapit. Bred by Emily Bushnell & Oliver Bushnell (KY). Trainer: Clifford W. Sise, Jr.. Owner: Wygod, Pam and Martin. Mutuel Pool $104,801 Daily Double Pool $9,720 Exacta Pool $51,956 Superfecta Pool $32,392 Trifecta Pool $35,387. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (3-1-4) paid $85.10. Pick Three Pool $24,382.

HOT ROD GAL had good early speed and dueled off the rail, inched away leaving the backstretch, kicked clear on the turn, drifted out in the stretch but drew off under urging and a long hold late. ROLINGA stalked outside, came three deep into the stretch and was clearly second best. DADDY'S MISTRESS settled outside foes then off the rail, went four wide on the turn and into the stretch and picked up the show. SKY BABE broke a bit slowly, chased just off the rail, split horses into the turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. QUEEN CARMELITA had speed outside the winner then stalked off the rail, continued outside a rival leaving the turn and between foes into the stretch and weakened. WIN WIN chased outside then alongside a rival on the turn and into the stretch and lacked a further response. YEP YEP YEP saved ground stalking the pace throughout and gave way in the lane. KATHIA chased along the inside, dropped back on the turn and also gave way.

FOURTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $8,000. Time 21.50 44.65 57.12


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

3 I'm Ready to Roll 124 3 6 6 4–1 3–1 1–½ Pena 2.90
6 Mason B 124 6 4 2–1 3–1½ 2–1½ 2–½ Maldonado 12.40
2 Jay Makes Us Laugh 119 2 2 5–½ 6 6 3–1¼ Figueroa 0.50
1 Thankful Every Day 119 1 1 1–1 1–1 1–½ 4–hd Payeras 11.30
5 Always Never 124 5 5 4–1½ 5–2 4–hd 5–6 Bednar 14.10
4 Kaluhla 119 4 3 3–hd 2–hd 5–1 6 McDaid 14.60

3 I'M READY TO ROLL 7.80 4.20 2.80
6 MASON B 7.80 3.20
2 JAY MAKES US LAUGH 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)  $165.00
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $35.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-2-1)  $22.42
$1 TRIFECTA (3-6-2)  $59.70

Winner–I'm Ready to Roll Ch.g.5 by More Than Ready out of Brown Eyed Beauty, by Miswaki. Bred by Clifford Grum (KY). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Pristinus Stables. Mutuel Pool $155,475 Daily Double Pool $12,338 Exacta Pool $74,491 Superfecta Pool $35,345 Trifecta Pool $48,197. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-4-3) paid $631.50. Pick Three Pool $13,067.

I'M READY TO ROLL chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival into the turn, came out in midstretch and rallied under urging to get up three wide late. MASON B stalked off the rail, came three deep into the stretch, angled in and bid inside the pacesetter in the drive, put a head in front in deep stretch and held second between foes late. JAY MAKES US LAUGH saved ground chasing the pace, came out in upper stretch, split horses a sixteenth out and finished willingly inside. THANKFUL EVERY DAY sped to the early lead, set the pace just off the rail, drifted out into the stretch, drifted in some in the drive, was between horses in deep stretch and weakened late. ALWAYS NEVER stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and was outfinished. KALUHLA angled in and saved ground stalking the pace, continued inside in the stretch and weakened.

FIFTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000. Time 22.39 45.53 58.45 1:05.43


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Plan B 120 1 1 2–½ 1–1 1–4½ 1–3 Pena 2.80
3 Awepollonia 122 3 6 5–1½ 4–hd 3–1½ 2–¾ Gonzalez 14.40
5 Princess Becky 122 5 7 6–2½ 6–2½ 4–1½ 3–½ Maldonado 5.70
4 Sharp Image 122 4 3 7–hd 8 7–1½ 4–½ Blanc 3.20
2 Little Lilly 120 2 5 3–2 2–1 2–1 5–ns Bednar 7.40
6 Tiz Willow 122 6 4 4–hd 5–1 6–1 6–2 Franco 9.20
8 Gee Cee Cee 115 8 2 1–½ 3–2½ 5–hd 7–1 Payeras 10.70
7 Maycausemiracles 122 7 8 8 7–hd 8 8 Gutierrez 4.10

1 PLAN B 7.60 4.20 3.20
3 AWEPOLLONIA 12.00 6.40
5 PRINCESS BECKY 4.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $33.20
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $31.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-5-4)  $82.87
$1 TRIFECTA (1-3-5)  $258.50

Winner–Plan B Grr.f.2 by Congrats out of Riverboat Queen, by English Channel. Bred by Fred W. Hertrich lll & John D. Fielding (KY). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Pristinus Stables. Mutuel Pool $137,233 Daily Double Pool $18,993 Exacta Pool $87,825 Superfecta Pool $46,736 Trifecta Pool $62,878. Scratched–Twitterati.

$1 Pick Three (4-3-1) paid $485.70. Pick Three Pool $31,101. $1 Pick Four (1-4-3-1/9) 4 correct paid $2,257.30. Pick Four Pool $89,628. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-1-4-3-1/9) 5 correct paid $3,875.25. Pick Five Pool $265,575.

PLAN B dueled inside, inched away on the turn, kicked clear under urging in the stretch then was under a long hold late. AWEPOLLONIA bumped at the start, chased between foes then a bit off the rail, continued inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and outfinished rivals for the place. PRINCESS BECKY between rivals early, chased a bit off the rail, angled to the inside leaving the turn and edged foes for third. SHARP IMAGE broke in, hopped and bumped a rival, chased between horses then a bit off the rail into and on the turn and into the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award between foes late. LITTLE LILLY stalked a bit off the rail, bid between horses into the turn, came out some in the stretch and also was outfinished for a minor share. TIZ WILLOW chased outside then alongside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. GEE CEE CEE dueled outside the winner then three deep into the turn, stalked off the inside leaving the turn, drifted five wide into the stretch and weakened. MAYCAUSEMIRACLES broke a bit slowly, chased off the rail, swung four wide into the stretch and did not rally. HALF MILE SPLIT HAND TIMED.

SIXTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Barretts Juvenile Stakes'. Colts and Geldings. 2 year olds. Time 21.65 44.86 1:08.75 1:15.28


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Galilean 116 3 3 2–1 2–hd 1–1½ 1–nk Van Dyke 0.90
5 Seven Scents 116 5 1 3–½ 3–1½ 2–½ 2–1 Franco 2.60
6 Our Silver Oak 118 6 2 5–4 5–5 3–2½ 3–7 Elliott 6.60
4 Kid Koil 117 4 4 4–1 4–½ 4–5 4–½ Pedroza 19.80
1 Big Impression 120 1 6 6 6 6 5–12 Pereira 54.50
2 My Mandate 116 2 5 1–hd 1–hd 5–hd 6 Roman 3.70

3 GALILEAN 3.80 2.60 2.10
5 SEVEN SCENTS 3.00 2.20
6 OUR SILVER OAK 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $17.60
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $4.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-5-6-4)  $4.40
$1 TRIFECTA (3-5-6)  $16.90

Winner–Galilean B.c.2 by Uncle Mo out of Fresia, by El Prado (IRE). Bred by Bar C Racing Stables, Inc. (CA). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: West Point Thoroughbreds, Barker, Denise and Sandbrook, William. Mutuel Pool $125,164 Daily Double Pool $18,567 Exacta Pool $64,102 Superfecta Pool $33,318 Trifecta Pool $40,798. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (3-1-3) paid $51.00. Pick Three Pool $45,957.

GALILEAN broke in a bit and bumped with a rival, had speed between horses then dueled outside a rival, battled between foes on the turn, took a short lead into the stretch, inched away under urging, kicked clear then drifted in through the drive and just held. SEVEN SCENTS stalked outside, bid three deep on the turn and into the stretch, continued outside in the drive and came back on late. OUR SILVER OAK chased outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and finished willingly. KID KOIL between horses early, chased a bit off the rail to the stretch and weakened. BIG IMPRESSION bumped at the start, settled off the pace inside, came out into the stretch and was not a threat. MY MANDATE broke out and bumped with the winner then with the rival to the inside, dueled just off the rail then inside into and on the turn, dropped back in the stretch, drifted out late and gave way.

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $8,000. Time 21.37 44.35 56.98


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Red Wine and Dine 124 3 1 1–½ 1–hd 1–1½ 1–1¼ Delgadillo 2.80
6 Rule He Will 119 5 3 3–2 2–1 2–1½ 2–nk McDaid 2.30
7 St. Reno 124 6 4 2–hd 3–1 3–hd 3–1 Roman 5.30
3 Tomasino 124 2 5 5–7 5–8 5–8 4–¾ Pereira 3.90
5 Louden's Gray 124 4 2 4–½ 4–½ 4–½ 5–6 Pedroza 2.70
1 Demonslayer 117 1 6 6 6 6 6 Fuentes 50.40

4 RED WINE AND DINE 7.60 3.80 2.60
6 RULE HE WILL 3.80 3.20
7 ST. RENO 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-4)  $19.00
$1 EXACTA (4-6)  $16.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-6-7-3)  $19.67
$1 TRIFECTA (4-6-7)  $90.10

Winner–Red Wine and Dine B.g.5 by Prime Timber out of Romance Writer, by Bertrando. Bred by Richard Barton Enterprises (CA). Trainer: Rafael DeLeon. Owner: Jaime Roberto Renella. Mutuel Pool $110,815 Daily Double Pool $13,893 Exacta Pool $51,296 Superfecta Pool $27,856 Trifecta Pool $36,465. Scratched–Captain Walker.

$1 Pick Three (1-3-4) paid $44.50. Pick Three Pool $29,743.

RED WINE AND DINE dueled a bit off the rail on the backstretch and inside on the turn, came off the fence into the stretch, inched clear under urging and held gamely. RULE HE WILL had good early speed and dueled between horses then outside the winner on the turn, was fanned out a bit into the stretch and continued willingly to hold the place. ST. RENO pressed the pace outside the top pair then stalked off the rail leaving the turn, came four wide into the stretch and was edged for second. TOMASINO saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch, angled back to the inside in the drive and was outfinished for a minor award. LOUDEN'S GRAY chased outside on the backstretch and turn, came four wide into the stretch and could not summon the needed late kick. DEMONSLAYER settled off the pace inside to the stretch and did not rally.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 23.39 46.71 1:10.93 1:23.31 1:36.10


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Just Kidding 124 4 6 5–2½ 3–hd 3–1½ 3–2½ 1–¾ Pereira 3.00
4 Avanti Bello 119 2 2 1–1 1–1 1–½ 1–hd 2–3½ Figueroa 1.80
5 Kristi's Copilot 124 3 5 2–1 2–1½ 2–2½ 2–1½ 3–3½ Van Dyke 4.20
1 My Farmer 119 1 1 4–½ 5–1 4–hd 4–1 4–2 Espinoza 4.80
7 Senator Robert 124 5 4 7 6–1 5–2 5–5 5–17 Pena 4.40
9 Aberdeen Island 119 7 3 3–hd 4–½ 6–3 6–2½ 6–½ Payeras 36.50
8 Air Pocket 124 6 7 6–hd 7 7 7 7 Maldonado 28.60

6 JUST KIDDING 8.00 3.60 2.40
4 AVANTI BELLO 2.80 2.20
5 KRISTI'S COPILOT 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-6)  $41.60
$1 EXACTA (6-4)  $10.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-4-5-1)  $8.16
$1 TRIFECTA (6-4-5)  $28.40

Winner–Just Kidding B.g.6 by Kiss the Kid out of Catomaria, by Tale of the Cat. Bred by Steve Tucker (FL). Trainer: Steve Knapp. Owner: Robert John Vanderdussen. Mutuel Pool $134,015 Daily Double Pool $14,239 Exacta Pool $62,219 Superfecta Pool $37,210 Trifecta Pool $45,557. Scratched–Braddock, Wheresthemoneyjack.

$1 Pick Three (3-4-6) paid $42.70. Pick Three Pool $16,525.

JUST KIDDING chased off the rail then between horses, continued off the inside on the second turn and three deep into the stretch, rallied under urging to wear down the runner-up late. AVANTI BELLO sent to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back in the stretch, inched away again a sixteenth out but could not hold off the winner. KRISTI'S COPILOT stalked the pace off the rail, bid outside the runner-up into the stretch, could not match the top pair in the final sixteenth but bested the others. MY FARMER saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, had the rider lose the whip in upper stretch and lacked a rally. SENATOR ROBERT four wide into the first turn, chased outside a rival then between foes on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and could not summon the necessary response. ABERDEEN ISLAND also four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep, fell back some and angled in off the rail leaving the second turn and gave way in the drive. AIR POCKET broke a bit slowly, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and had nothing left for the drive.

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 23.73 47.70 1:12.70 1:25.70 1:39.26


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Copper Cowgirl 115 3 2 2–1 2–1½ 2–1 1–½ 1–nk Figueroa 2.40
9 Chapis 120 9 5 6–hd 3–hd 3–1½ 3–1½ 2–½ Fuentes 13.70
2 Trappiza 124 2 1 1–hd 1–hd 1–½ 2–hd 3–1½ Franco 4.60
8 Midnight Crossing 120 8 4 5–hd 4–hd 4–2 4–1½ 4–hd Gutierrez 1.80
7 Heloise 113 7 9 8–2 8–1 5–1 5–1½ 5–4 Rodriguez 12.20
5 Princess Nicole 124 5 3 3–½ 5–hd 6–1½ 6–2½ 6–2 Pereira 11.90
6 Grecian Fort 113 6 8 9 9 7–hd 7–3 7–7 Fuentes 110.90
1 Solar Corona 122 1 6 7–1½ 7–2½ 8–3 8–8 8–18 Bednar 34.90
4 Bahama Mama 115 4 7 4–hd 6–hd 9 9 9 Espinoza 6.80

3 COPPER COWGIRL 6.80 4.20 3.40
9 CHAPIS 10.40 7.40
2 TRAPPIZA 4.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-3)  $42.40
$1 EXACTA (3-9)  $33.70
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-9-2-8)  $52.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (NO WINNERS)  Carryover $6,833
$1 TRIFECTA (3-9-2)  $176.50

Winner–Copper Cowgirl Ch.f.3 by Southern Image out of Lovehi, by Swiss Yodeler. Bred by Dr. Mikel C. Harrington & Patricia O.Harrington (KY). Trainer: Patricia Harrington. Owner: Patricia Harrington. Mutuel Pool $152,368 Daily Double Pool $47,294 Exacta Pool $83,916 Superfecta Pool $58,166 Super High Five Pool $9,114 Trifecta Pool $62,138. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-6-3) paid $82.30. Pick Three Pool $47,854. $1 Pick Four (3-4-6-3) 4 correct paid $156.90. Pick Four Pool $230,657. 50-Cent Pick Five (1/9-3-4-6-3) 5 correct paid $446.50. Pick Five Pool $225,162. $2 Pick Six (3-1/9-3-4-6-3) 5 out of 6 paid $243.20. Pick Six Pool $51,426. Pick Six Carryover $26,991.

COPPER COWGIRL dueled outside a rival, took a short lead in the stretch and held on gamely under urging between foes through the final furlong. CHAPIS stalked five wide then off the rail on the second turn and into the stretch, bid three deep in the final furlong and continued willingly. TRAPPIZA hopped slightly at the start, had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back along the rail through the stretch and went gamely to the wire. MIDNIGHT CROSSING four wide into the first turn, stalked four wide between foes then off the rail on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. HELOISE off a bit slowly, drifted five wide into the first turn, angled in and chased a bit off the rail, swung four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary late response. PRINCESS NICOLE stalked the pace between horses then outside a rival on the second turn and into the stretch and did not rally. GRECIAN FORT washy at the gate, settled off the rail then angled to the inside on the first turn, came off the rail leaving the backstretch, went outside on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. SOLAR CORONA saved ground stalking the pace, dropped back on the second turn and weakened. BAHAMA MAMA a bit slow to begin, stalked between horses, also dropped back on the second turn and gave way.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track1,692$582,804
Inter-TrackN/A$1,933,128
Out of StateN/A$3,921,508
TOTAL1,692 $6,437,440

Los Alamitos Race Course Entries for Sunday, September 23.

Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 12th day of a 12-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1CayateSantiago Gonzalez124Kristin Mulhall7-2
2Black StormAlonso Quinonez124Lloyd C. Wicker4-1
3Goldie's HillsEdgar Payeras119Louis A. Bradvica10-1
4Bless His HeartRafael Bejarano120Hector O. Palma3-1
5SatrapaKent Desormeaux120Hector O. Palma8-5
6Dynamic DuoTiago Pereira120Charles R. Stutts10-1

SECOND RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $12,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Family RulesJohn Jude124Duff Shidaker5-16,250
2Blooming HannahBarrington Harvey124Robert A. Bean5-16,250
3HolidayincambodiaJuan Sanchez124Daniel Azcarate5-26,250
4RockantharosRuben Fuentes124Antonio Garcia12-16,250
5ScathingHeriberto Figueroa119Lorenzo Ruiz2-16,250
6Alpha PegasusTiago Pereira124Raymond C. Bryner10-16,250
7AnamontanaEfrain Hernandez124Jesus Nunez6-16,250

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1NovaBrayan Pena120Rafael DeLeon5-18,000
2Reverend AlRuben Fuentes122Blake R. Heap4-17,000
3Towards the LightBarrington Harvey122Michael A. Curtis7-28,000
4Kenny BennyEfrain Hernandez124Jesus Nunez3-18,000
5Tiz LoveHeriberto Figueroa119Patricia Harrington6-18,000
6I'll Wrap It UpSantiago Gonzalez124Steven Miyadi5-28,000
7Sterling WagerJohnny Allen122Elmer January30-17,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1La WaunAssael Espinoza112Jack Steiner6-132,000
2Very Very StellaAgapito Delgadillo121Dan Blacker4-132,000
3Muchos BesosGeovanni Franco119Javier Jose Sierra5-128,000
4Mr. OpportunistEdwin Maldonado121Adam Kitchingman3-132,000
5Arch PrinceAlonso Quinonez121Bobby Wayne Grayson7-232,000
6Crown the KittenHeriberto Figueroa114Gus Headley5-228,000

FIFTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $12,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Rockin My MojoOctavio Vergara, Jr.124Blake R. Heap5-16,250
2Many TreatsJohn Jude124Duff Shidaker20-16,250
3Love Your LifeEfrain Hernandez124Jesus Nunez7-26,250
4Particle of EnergyFrancisco Monroy124W. R. Whitehouse8-16,250
5Quantum ForceJuan Sanchez124Sergio Morfin5-16,250
6Rock N DocAnthony Locke124Stacy Locke15-16,250
7Hidden CrookBarrington Harvey124Angela Maria Aquino20-16,250
8BourqueRuben Fuentes124Antonio Garcia6-16,250
9HedoesitinstyleVinnie Bednar124Jesus Nunez20-16,250
10ChrisiscookinHeriberto Figueroa119Genaro Vallejo5-26,250

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Spirit MissionTyler Baze120Robert B. Hess, Jr.3-120,000
2June Two FourGeovanni Franco118George Papaprodromou12-118,000
3Spend ItAgapito Delgadillo124Rafael Becerra7-220,000
4AlphadarSaul Arias120J. Keith Desormeaux8-120,000
5Violent AffairStewart Elliott120Art Sherman6-120,000
6Skagit RiverBrice Blanc120Patricia Harrington20-120,000
7Indy's OutlawFrancisco Monroy124W. R. Whitehouse20-120,000
8WelldidyougetitTiago Pereira120Mark Glatt4-120,000
9Grand MinisterHeriberto Figueroa113Steven Miyadi4-118,000

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Gypsy's RuleAlonso Quinonez124Reed Saldana5-1
2AsemFelipe Martinez120Kelly Castaneda15-1
3HerunbridledpowerEfrain Hernandez124Rosemary Trela3-1
4Garrulous GalGeovanni Franco120George Papaprodromou20-1
5ProphetinparadiseKellie McDaid119Angela Maria Aquino15-1
6Lucky StudentGary Stevens124Michael Pender5-2
7ParasailEdgar Payeras119Robert J. Lucas20-1
8Kristie's HeartHeriberto Figueroa119Anthony K. Saavedra5-1
9BelligerentBrayan Pena124Marcia Stortz20-1
10Adios CaliAssael Espinoza119Steve Knapp5-1

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $45,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1King AbnerAssael Espinoza119Philip D'Amato7-2
2Fire When ReadyGary Stevens118Robert B. Hess, Jr.6-1
3Love My BudRuben Fuentes124Martin F. Jones6-120,000
4Perfect WagerTyler Baze118Jeff Mullins5-1
5ShayminMartin Garcia120Ben D. A. Cecil6-1
6Tough But NiceGeovanni Franco124Hector O. Palma9-220,000
7Ninety Nine ProofHeriberto Figueroa119Peter Miller5-220,000

NINTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $45,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Princess KendraRuben Fuentes124Reed Saldana5-220,000
2Ciao LunaGeovanni Franco118Steve Knapp8-1
3Emmy and ITyler Baze124Tim Yakteen7-220,000
4MagicalchicEdgar Payeras117Louis A. Bradvica20-120,000
5Happy IssueAssael Espinoza117Vann Belvoir4-1
6Bold At NightAgapito Delgadillo124Jeffrey Metz10-120,000
7Wonderful LieHeriberto Figueroa119Peter Miller3-120,000
8Funny BeanBrayan Pena120Robert A. Bean15-1

TENTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Johnny RayEdgar Payeras115Charles S. Treece3-120,000
2Snazzy DresserGeovanni Franco120George Papaprodromou6-120,000
3Head of the LineEfrain Hernandez124Jesus Nunez20-120,000
4Calie ViewVinnie Bednar120Robert A. Bean20-120,000
5ScorpioAlex Jimenez120Paula S. Capestro20-120,000
6JonasBrayan Pena124Daniel Dunham8-120,000
7Tandy's Big SkyJuan Sanchez120Jesus Nunez30-120,000
8Captain N. BarronAssael Espinoza115Craig Anthony Lewis4-120,000
9Iron CurtainAlonso Quinonez124Val Brinkerhoff5-220,000
10Friendly SteveRuben Fuentes120Blake R. Heap6-120,000
Also Eligible
11Impeachment AceChris Russell124Louis A. Bradvica20-120,000

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