Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we ready for two stakes at Los Alamitos on Saturday.
Finally, we have a decision on Jerry Hollendorfer’s attempt to be able to race at Golden Gate Fields. The judge, Noel Wise, would not grant a temporary restraining order that would allow him race on the big track on the northern circuit.
So, Hollendorfer wins in San Diego and raced at Del Mar, but loses in Alameda Superior Court and can’t race at Golden Gate. It leaves it to the biggest tiebreaker since Federer and Djokovic at Wimbledon. The arguments were very different in each jurisdiction, so it’s not surprising there were different decisions.
Though Drew Couto, Hollendorfer’s attorney, told me he hasn’t made a decision on if to bring litigation against Santa Anita, we should all be pretty surprised if he doesn’t. Why wouldn’t he?
The California Thoroughbred Trainers have been part of the litigation in San Diego and Alameda. Its view of the case has been focused on breach of contract. This did not seem to be an issue in the Alameda decision.
Alan Balch, executive director of the CTT had this to say: “Although the TRO was denied, no decision was reached on the merits of the case.”
Because you count on me to be objective, (and I really try) I have not allowed myself to have an opinion on this case or the many other issues since this tumultuous year began. (Yes, I will draw conclusions based on fact, but not based just on my opinion.) But, I wonder what took judge Wise so long to make a ruling. She is paid to make careful legal opinions. I don’t care what they are. But, why two weeks since the judgment was supposed to come? Sure, I’ll give her a week extra, but two weeks?
Anyway, we’ll continue to watch this legal drama play out. Here’s a guess, though, on a sliver of this drama: The Breeders’ Cup will allow Hollendorfer to run Vasilika in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. That decision is made by the Breeders’ Cup, not Santa Antita, the host on Nov. 1-2.
Here’s a story with a little more context. Just click here.
Los Alamitos thoroughbred review
Hollendorfer may have lost a court case but he won the feature on Friday at Los Alamitos. Koa, a 21-1 shot, rallied in the stretch to win a $48,000 allowance race by 1 ¾ lengths. It was only a five-horse race and Koa was the longest shot on the board.
Jockey Heriberto Figueroa guided Koa to a win that paid $44.40, $10.00 and $3.40. Blackout was second followed by Spokane Eagle, McKale and Seven Scents.
It wasn’t as if there were high expectations for Koa as he was a $720,000 purchase. It was the second win in a row for the 3-year-old gelding.
Los Alamitos thoroughbred preview
So, I’m thinking (I know a rarity) if Bob Moreno, the racing secretary at Los Alamitos, gets all giddy when he sees an also-eligible entry? If he does then Saturday’s ninth race is just such an opportunity on the second day of thoroughbred racing. Of course, I’m kidding about all that but you know he stays awake nights worrying about filling every race with as full a field as possible.
So, he needs to savor the 10-horse ninth race before Sunday’s card with seven six-horse fields and one five-horse race. But, as they say, Saturday comes before Sunday and today’s card is in real good shape as far as horses. There are nine races starting at 1 p.m. (Gee, I sure don’t miss those 2 and 4 p.m. Del Mar starts.) Plus, there are two stakes races.
The first stakes is the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-old fillies going six furlongs. There are some big-time fillies in here, the top two who have been off since May and are probably looking at this as a prep.
The favorite, at 9-5, is Flor de la Mar for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith. Flor de la Mar was second in the Santa Anita Oaks and finished fifth last out in the Summertime Stakes. She is one-for-five lifetime.
Motion Express is the second favorite at 5-2 for Richard Baltas and Abel Cedillo. She ran in the Kentucky Oaks, the day before the Derby, and finished a disappointing ninth. It was her last race. She is 7-2-2-0 lifetime. Smith rode her last out but decided to go with Flor de la Mar. Post is around 3 p.m.
The second stakes is the $75,000 E.B. Johnston Stakes for Cal-breds going a mile. There are eight starters. The favorite, at 3-1, is Cruel Intention for Baffert and Evin Roman. He’s two-for-five lifetime, winning his first two races, but not his last three.
Oliver (Please, sir, I want some more … ) is the 7-2 second favorite for Doug O’Neill and Martin Garcia. He is three-for-13 lifetime and won an allowance last out. Post is around 4:30 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 5, 7, 8, 10, 6, 10, 8, 8, 10 (1 also eligible).
Ciaran Thornton’s Lrc pick of the day
RACE EIGHT: No. 2 Queen Bee to You (6-1)
Queen Bee to You won for us during the summer meet here in the Bertrando Stakes and then came back to run poorly at Del Mar. She broke nicely that day and then raced extremely fast dueling on the lead and faded mid race. Early speed was not working at that time at Del Mar. Regular works since then and the 6-1 morning line is attractive. With a lot of early speed in this race I am hoping the jockey sits back early and flies late.
Friday’s results: Kaboom! Nice start to the Los Alamitos meet as J T’S A.T.M under a perfect ride from Joe Talamo went gate to wire at 5-1 paying $13.20.
Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday. All times PST.
10:15 Kentucky Downs (1): $130,000 maiden special weight, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Brittas Bay (3-1)
10:50 Kentucky Downs (2): $145,000 allowance, 3 and up, 1 5/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Magnificent McCool (4-1)
11:25 Kentucky Downs (3): $130,000 maiden special weight, fillies 2-years-old, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Swanage (7-2)
11:57 Kentucky Downs (4): $145,000 allowance, 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Italiano (3-1)
12:29 Kentucky Downs (5): $130,000 maiden special weight, 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Life Mission (7-2)
1:05 Kentucky Downs (6): $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint, 2-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Chimney Rock (7-2)
1:43 Belmont (8): $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational, 3 and up, 1 ½ miles. Favorite: Marconi (2-1)
1:53 Kentucky Downs (7): Grade 3 $700,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint, 3 and up, 6 furlongs on turf. Favorite: Leinster (3-1)
1:58 Woodbine (8): $100,000 Vice Regent Stakes, Ont-bred 3-year-olds, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Ari Gold Speedwagn (2-1)
2:15 Belmont (9): $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks, fillies 3-years-old, 1 3/8 miles on turf. Favorite: Edisa (5-2)
2:28 Kentucky Downs (8): Grade 3 $500,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Mitchell Road (5-2)
2:47 Belmont (10): $1 million Jockey Club Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Digital Age (5-2)
3:01 Kentucky Downs (9): Grade 3 $500,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Oleksandra (3-1)
3:06 Gulfstream (11): $100,000 Sheer Drama Stakes, Va-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Stormy Embrace (1-2)
3:07 Louisiana Downs (11): Grade 3 $300,000 Super Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Knicks Go (9-5)
3:24 Colonial (4): $100,000 Bert Allen Stakes, Va-breds 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: Speed Gracer (5-2)
3:35 Kentucky Downs (10): Grade 3 $1 million Kentucky Turf Cup, 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Arklow (5-2)
3:50 Hastings (7): $100,000 British Columbia Oaks, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Killarney Lass (3-1)
4:20 Colonial (6): $100,000 Jamestown Stakes, Va-bred 2-year-olds, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Embolden (1-1)
4:35 Hastings (8): Grade 3 $250,000 British Columbia Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Explode (2-1)
4:48 Colonial (7): $100,000 Punch Line Stakes, Va-breds 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Elusive Mischief (5-2)
5:16 Colonial (8): $100,000 Camptown Stakes, Va-breds fillies and mares 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Holly Hundy (5-2)
5:44 Colonial (9): $100,000 Brookmeade Stakes, Va-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: Ferninanda (5-2)
Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day
RACE EIGHT: No 6 OLD SCHOOL ICON (10-1)
He is my longshot play of the night. This horse has often found trouble, but he has improved in recent outings and now faces a field of mostly shippers making their first start under the lights in Saturday’s the Plan Handicap. In his most recent start, Old School Icon broke slow and out to lose almost a length of ground. He was outstanding from that point on and went on to finish second. If he can improve his gate ability and with many question marks in the starting gate on the invaders, I’ll push this improving local boy to give the field a run for the money at a nice price.
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And now the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries.
Los Alamitos Race Course Charts Results for Friday, September 6.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 1st day of a 12-day meet. Clear & Fast
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.12 46.86 1:00.16 1:07.53
|5||Awesome Alessandra||122||5||1||3–2||3–3½||1–1½||2–¾||E Garcia||6.50|
|$1 EXACTA (4-5)||$95.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-5-1-6)||$65.88|
|$1 TRIFECTA (4-5-1)||$220.20|
Winner–Screen Gossip B.f.2 by Fed Biz out of Patsy G and Me, by Unusual Heat. Bred by George Krikorian (CA). Trainer: Felix L. Gonzalez. Owner: Steve Martinez. Mutuel Pool $33,345 Exacta Pool $20,756 Superfecta Pool $8,572 Trifecta Pool $12,058. Scratched–none.
SCREEN GOSSIP hopped a bit at the start, dueled outside a rival took the lead into the stretch, had the runner-up slip away in the drive then came back on under urging to get up on the line. AWESOME ALESSANDRA stalked off the rail, came three deep into the stretch, took the lead outside the winner in midstretch, inched clear, drifted in and was edged in the final stride. BILLY'SGOTASINGLE saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch and finished willingly.db. KENYETTA dropped back off the inside without early speed, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and passed tiring rivals. BODE'S BEST settled off the inside, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. PHOENIX TEARS had speed between horses then angled in and dueled inside, fought back into the stretch then gave way in the drive.
1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000. Time 23.75 47.20 1:12.40 1:25.38 1:38.73
|2||Party Hostess||112||2||2||2–hd||2–½||2–hd||2–hd||2–½||Diaz, Jr.||4.10|
|5||Cee Sam's Girl||121||5||5||3–2½||3–1||5–5||5–3||5–6||Cedillo||4.70|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1)||$119.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-2)||$14.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-2-6-4)||$28.08|
|$1 TRIFECTA (1-2-6)||$46.70|
Winner–Indypendent Deputy Dbb.m.6 by Any Given Saturday out of Northern Deputy, by Deputy Commander. Bred by H. V. Farms, LTD. (KY). Trainer: Dallas E. Keen. Owner: Keen, Dallas E. and Metcalfe, Jeffrey. Mutuel Pool $55,471 Daily Double Pool $10,567 Exacta Pool $26,100 Superfecta Pool $13,728 Trifecta Pool $18,318. Claimed–Indypendent Deputy by Saratoga West. Trainer: Jeffrey Metz. Scratched–none.
INDYPENDENT DEPUTY chased inside then off the rail on the backstretch and outside a rival on the second turn, came four wide into the stretch, bid three wide under urging a furlong out to gain the lead in deep stretch and proved best. PARTY HOSTESS stalked the pace a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch, bid between foes a furlong out, fought back in late stretch and held second. TOPAZ TIME broke out a bit, had speed outside then angled in and set the pace inside, drifted out into the stretch, fought back past midstretch and was edged for the place. KENNEDIE SKY chased outside a rival then off the rail, continued a bit off the fence on the second turn, found the rail in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CEE SAM'S GIRL stalked outside a rival then chased off the inside, came three wide into the stretch and gave way. IPRAY dropped back off the rail, angled in some on the second turn and lacked a further response.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 21.72 45.66 58.15 1:04.89
|7||Never Think Twice||122||6||4||2–1½||2–3||3–4||3–3½||Fuentes||0.60|
|6||Warren's Van Gogh||117||5||6||6||6||6||6||Velez||24.50|
|7||NEVER THINK TWICE||2.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-2)||$139.60|
|$1 EXACTA (2-1)||$106.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-1-7-5)||$66.28|
|$1 TRIFECTA (2-1-7)||$309.90|
Winner–Vastly Deep Grr.g.2 by Tiz a Minister out of Miss Beastmode, by Into Mischief. Bred by BG Stables (CA). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: BG Stables. Mutuel Pool $55,075 Daily Double Pool $6,378 Exacta Pool $30,727 Superfecta Pool $14,980 Trifecta Pool $22,234. Scratched–Yha Yha.
$1 Pick Three (4-1-2) paid $759.60. Pick Three Pool $15,199.
VASTLY DEEP stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out in upper stretch, took the lead under left handed urging a furlong out and won clear. CARPE NOCTEM had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back in the stretch, could not match the winner late but was clearly second best. NEVER THINK TWICE had speed four wide then dueled outside the runner-up, was between horses in midstretch and bested the others. HERACLITUS stalked outside a rival or off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. MOUNTAIN VIEW settled off the inside chasing the pace, came three wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive. WARREN'S VAN GOGH unhurried off the inside on the backstretch, angled in some on the turn, found the rail in the stretch and lacked a further response.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $45,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 21.83 45.20 57.25 1:03.74
|1||J T's A. T. M.||124||1||3||1–1||1–1½||2–3||1–¾||Talamo||5.60|
|3||Short of Ez||122||3||1||3–3||3–5||1–hd||3–3||Delgadillo||3.70|
|2||Young Hendrick||124||2||2||2–1||2–½||3–1||4–hd||Mn Garcia||2.10|
|1||J T'S A. T. M.||13.20||4.20||3.00|
|3||SHORT OF EZ||3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)||$188.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-4)||$23.30|
|$1 TRIFECTA (1-4-3)||$63.40|
Winner–J T's A. T. M. Dbb.g.4 by Bold Chieftain out of Neon Princess, by Royal Anthem. Bred by John Tipton (CA). Trainer: Martin Valenzuela, III. Owner: Park, Nancy J. and Valenzuela, III, Martin. Mutuel Pool $52,927 Daily Double Pool $6,493 Exacta Pool $21,892 Trifecta Pool $17,405. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (1-2-1) paid $367.60. Pick Three Pool $8,337.
J T'S A. T. M. had speed inside, inched away and set the pace along the rail, came off the fence on the turn and into the stretch, fought back while drifting inward in the final furlong, regained the advantage under left handed urging a sixteenth out, edged away and held gamely. CLEM LABINE chased off the inside, came three wide into the stretch and finished well. SHORT OF EZ stalked outside a rival then off the rail, came three wide into the stretch, bid outside the winner to gain the lead a furlong out, drifted in and could not match the top pair late. YOUNG HENDRICK stalked a bit off the rail to the stretch and lacked a rally. POLICY dropped back off the rail, angled in for the turn, saved ground thereafter and could not offer the necessary response.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $40,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.33 46.09 58.10 1:04.52
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-6)||$24.00|
|$1 EXACTA (6-4)||$5.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-4-2-5)||$4.54|
|$1 TRIFECTA (6-4-2)||$17.30|
Winner–Mo Hawk Dbb.c.2 by Uncle Mo out of Princess Arabella, by Any Given Saturday. Bred by Summer Wind Equine (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Freder. Mutuel Pool $54,165 Daily Double Pool $11,195 Exacta Pool $21,607 Superfecta Pool $10,419 Trifecta Pool $16,961. Scratched–Zees Empire.
$1 Pick Three (2-1-6) paid $262.90. Pick Three Pool $15,084. $1 Pick Four (1-2-1-3/6) 4 correct paid $1,029.50. Pick Four Pool $41,195. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-1-2-1-3/6) 5 correct paid $8,835.55. Pick Five Pool $113,061.
MO HAWK had speed to press the pace four wide then three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, gained the lead under left handed urging in midstretch, drifted in and inched clear in the final sixteenth under steady handling late. MOON MISCHIEF dueled between horses then stalked just off the rail leaving the backstretch, angled in on the turn, bid inside in the stretch and was clearly second best. ENEMY RUNNER steadied in a bit tight early, stalked just off the rail then angled in for the turn, bid inside on the bend to put a head in front, came out between horses into the stretch and held third. PRINCE MAGICIAN had speed three deep between horses then stalked off the rail leaving the backstretch, came out in the stretch and was edged for the show. DODGER dueled inside then lugged out leaving the backstretch, battled between horses on the turn and three wide into the stretch and weakened.
5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $10,000-$9,000. Time 21.77 45.10 57.45
|5||Love Your Life||124||4||3||3–½||3–1½||3–1½||1–nk||Hernandez||3.20|
|7||B S Cyclotron||124||6||5||5–1||6||6||6||Bednar||37.00|
|5||LOVE YOUR LIFE||8.40||3.80||3.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-5)||$17.00|
|$1 EXACTA (5-2)||$30.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-2-6-4)||$18.06|
|$1 TRIFECTA (5-2-6)||$98.50|
Winner–Love Your Life B.g.5 by Ministers Wild Cat out of It's Your Life, by Taste of Paradise. Bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA). Trainer: Lorenzo Ruiz. Owner: Antonio R. Mojarro. Mutuel Pool $67,065 Daily Double Pool $6,263 Exacta Pool $30,855 Superfecta Pool $16,503 Trifecta Pool $22,019. Claimed–Tiz Love by Mike Harrington. Trainer: Mike Harrington. Scratched–Ps Bettin On You.
$1 Pick Three (1-6-5) paid $79.30. Pick Three Pool $22,968.
LOVE YOUR LIFE dueled three deep between foes then three wide on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, re-bid and battled three wide through the drive and gamely prevailed between foes late. GUTSY RULER sent between horses to duel for the lead, put a head in front outside a rival in upper stretch, fought back between foes in the drive and continued gamely toward the inside late. BOY HOWDY pressed the pace four wide then stalked off the rail on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and continued willingly three deep in the final stages. TIZ LOVE stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the turn and continued on with good interest along the inside in the drive. RIDGEFIELD ROCKET had good early speed and dueled inside, came off the rail into the stretch, drifted in some in the final furlong and weakened late. B S CYCLOTRON stalked outside then off the rail, angled in outside a rival leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the drive.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $48,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 21.56 44.40 56.67 1:10.04
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-4)||$264.80|
|$1 EXACTA (4-5)||$90.90|
|$1 TRIFECTA (4-5-2)||$391.80|
Winner–Koa B.g.3 by Bodemeister out of Victory Island, by Friendly Island. Bred by WinStar Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Michael C. Stinson. Mutuel Pool $82,775 Daily Double Pool $9,773 Exacta Pool $39,851 Trifecta Pool $34,243. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (6-5-4) paid $187.40. Pick Three Pool $9,942.
KOA dueled three deep then between horses on the turn, took a short lead outside a rival in the stretch, inched away, drifted out a bit from the whip a furlong out and held on gamely. BLACKOUT (FR) stalked outside then bid three deep on the turn and into the stretch, continued just behind the winner in the drive and was clearly second best. SPOKANE EAGLE had speed a bit off the rail to duel for the lead, was shuffled back some from the inside into the turn, came off the rail and three wide into the stretch and picked up the show. MCKALE dueled between horses on the backstretch and inside on the turn, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and weakened. SEVEN SCENTS bobbled at the start, pulled his way along inside to stalk the pace, continued along the rail on the turn and in the stretch and also weakened.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $8,000. Time 21.86 44.07 57.37 1:04.17
|8||An Ocala Ten||124||7||4||2–1½||1–1||1–1½||2–½||Maldonado||1.30|
|4||It's Just Bob||124||4||6||6–½||7||5–hd||3–ns||Bednar||10.50|
|2||Rmanie's Grey Suit||124||2||3||5–2½||4–½||4–2||4–½||Figueroa||25.80|
|8||AN OCALA TEN||3.00||2.60|
|4||IT'S JUST BOB||4.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)||$323.60|
|$1 EXACTA (5-8)||$23.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-8-4-2)||$57.43|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-8-4-2-3)||$1,441.20|
|$1 TRIFECTA (5-8-4)||$134.00|
Winner–Royal Seeker B.g.5 by Heatseeker (IRE) out of Camille C, by Roman Dancer. Bred by Carlos Polanco (CA). Trainer: Marcelo Polanco. Owner: Daisy Pineda. Mutuel Pool $146,885 Daily Double Pool $41,525 Exacta Pool $86,833 Superfecta Pool $57,907 Super High Five Pool $11,533 Trifecta Pool $67,224. Scratched–Rocky's Show.
$1 Pick Three (5-4-5) paid $1,737.70. Pick Three Pool $37,086. $1 Pick Four (3/6-5-4-5) 4 correct paid $4,139.40. Pick Four Pool $160,101. $2 Pick Six (2-1-3/6-5-4-5) 5 out of 6 paid $6,078.20. Pick Six Pool $27,021. Pick Six Carryover $14,183.
ROYAL SEEKER settled off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and rallied under a couple left handed taps of the whip and good handling, split rivals in deep stretch and got up late. AN OCALA TEN wide early, angled in and dueled outside a rival, inched away leaving the turn, kicked clear and held on well but was caught late while saving the place between foes. IT'S JUST BOB chased off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and got up for the show four wide on the line. RMANIE'S GREY SUIT stalked a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch, angled in past midstretch, split horses and was edged for third. KENNY BENNY stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch, was between foes in deep stretch and was outfinished. SOKUDO had speed between foes then dueled inside, stalked leaving the turn and in the stretch and weakened some late. NOVA saved ground stalking the pace, came out a bit in the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. HALF MILE HAND TIMED.
Los Alamitos Race Course Entries for Saturday, September 7.
Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 2nd day of a 12-day meet.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.
|1||A Dime for Me||Jorge Velez||113||Jerry Wallace, II||4-1||25,000|
|2||And Counting||Tiago Pereira||122||Rafael Becerra||6-1||25,000|
|3||Sheza Factor||Evin Roman||122||Vann Belvoir||9-5||25,000|
|4||Heart of the Nile||Diego Sanchez||122||Hector O. Palma||5-2||25,000|
|5||Eternal Endeavour||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Leonard Powell||5-2||25,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000.
|1||Top of the Game||Jorge Velez||119||Ryan Hanson||2-1||8,000|
|2||Jump the Tracks||Ruben Fuentes||121||Reed Saldana||3-1||8,000|
|3||Taste's Legend||Tiago Pereira||124||Gary Stute||7-2||8,000|
|4||Harrovian||Eswan Flores||122||John E. Cortez||15-1||7,000|
|5||Derby Factor||Edgar Payeras||124||Ruben Gomez||20-1||8,000|
|6||Gray Admiral||Martin Garcia||124||Kristin Mulhall||5-2||8,000|
|7||Whoa Boy||Juan Sanchez||122||Bruce Dillenbeck||12-1||7,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.
|1||Fran's Empire||Evin Roman||122||Vann Belvoir||6-1||30,000|
|2||Destiny's Journey||Assael Espinoza||122||Steve Knapp||6-1||30,000|
|3||Totally Normal||Abel Cedillo||122||Doug F. O'Neill||2-1||30,000|
|4||Sharp Turn||Brayan Pena||122||Mike Harrington||8-1||30,000|
|5||Cat's Dessert||Erick Garcia||122||Marcia Stortz||20-1||30,000|
|6||Musically||Edwin Maldonado||122||Anna Meah||5-2||30,000|
|7||Small Surprise||Eswan Flores||122||Luis Mendez||6-1||30,000|
|8||Sudden Niche||Ruben Fuentes||122||Paul G. Aguirre||8-1||30,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $12,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.
|1||Amers||Abel Cedillo||124||Jonathan Wong||8-5||6,250|
|2||Mama's Kid||Assael Espinoza||124||Sal Gonzalez||15-1||6,250|
|3||Allotment||Jorge Velez||119||Jesus Nunez||8-1||6,250|
|4||Jase's Aunty Aimee||Anthony Locke||124||Stacy Locke||30-1||6,250|
|5||Copper Cowgirl||Brayan Pena||124||Patricia Harrington||10-1||6,250|
|6||Know Pepper||Eswan Flores||124||Bruce Dillenbeck||20-1||6,250|
|7||Lady Krishna||Geovanni Franco||124||Marcia Stortz||3-1||6,250|
|8||Discrete Stevie B||Tiago Pereira||120||Marcelo Polanco||5-1||6,250|
|9||Luv Is All U Need||Francisco Orduna-Rojas||124||Sergio Morfin||8-1||6,250|
|10||Spectacular Storm||Edgar Payeras||124||Jorge Gutierrez||20-1||6,250|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $75,000. 'BEVERLY J. LEWIS'. Stakes. Fillies. 3 year olds.
|1||Message||Evin Roman||118||Bob Baffert||4-1|
|2||Flor de La Mar||Mike Smith||118||Bob Baffert||9-5|
|3||Madame Vestal||Geovanni Franco||120||J. Eric Kruljac||3-1|
|4||Nomizar||Martin Garcia||118||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
|5||Andyoushallreceive||Tiago Pereira||118||Brian J. Koriner||8-1|
|6||Motion Emotion||Abel Cedillo||122||Richard Baltas||5-2|
5 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.
|1||White Russian||Jorge Velez||115||Jonathan Wong||9-5||20,000|
|2||Street Machine||Assael Espinoza||124||Robert A. Bean||12-1||20,000|
|3||U S Hero||Edgar Payeras||120||Gary Sherlock||12-1||20,000|
|4||Royal Blue Grass||Ramon Guce||120||Jose G. Hernandez, Sr.||10-1||20,000|
|5||Rounding for Home||Barrington Harvey||124||Philip A. Oviedo||5-1||20,000|
|6||Free Ricky||Juan Sanchez||120||Sergio Morfin||20-1||20,000|
|7||Peter Alan||Efrain Hernandez||120||Michael A. Curtis||10-1||20,000|
|8||Mighty Elijah||Heriberto Figueroa||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||5-2||20,000|
|9||Dixie Doo Run Run||Vinnie Bednar||124||Keith E. Craigmyle||12-1||20,000|
|10||Braggart||Francisco Orduna-Rojas||124||Sergio Morfin||30-1||20,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,000.
|1||Canadian Warrior||Frank Johnson||122||Jesus Mendoza||30-1||10,000|
|2||Nileist||Ruben Fuentes||124||Andrew Lerner||7-2||12,500|
|3||Meistermind||Martin Garcia||124||Doug F. O'Neill||5-2||12,500|
|4||Gryffindor||Abel Cedillo||121||Richard Rosales||3-1||12,500|
|5||Fortune of War||Geovanni Franco||124||Nestor M. Capitaine||8-1||12,500|
|6||King Charlie||Jorge Velez||115||Gary Stute||8-1||12,500|
|7||War Union||Brayan Pena||124||Jerry Wallace, II||8-1||12,500|
|8||Big Impression||Evin Roman||117||Rafael Becerra||5-1||12,500|
1 Mile. Purse: $75,000. 'E.B. JOHNSTON STAKES (Cal Bred)'. Stakes. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Cruel Intention||Evin Roman||120||Bob Baffert||3-1|
|2||Queen Bee to You||Ruben Fuentes||121||Andrew Lerner||6-1|
|3||Tule Fog||Tiago Pereira||122||Javier Jose Sierra||20-1|
|4||Shades of Victory||Edwin Maldonado||124||Reed Saldana||20-1|
|5||Smokey Image||Mike Smith||124||Carla Gaines||5-1|
|6||Fire When Ready||Abel Cedillo||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||4-1|
|7||Oliver||Martin Garcia||118||Doug F. O'Neill||7-2|
|8||California Journey||Geovanni Franco||122||Jerry Hollendorfer||4-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000.
|1||Go Sammy Go||Jorge Velez||113||Jorge Periban||8-1||18,000|
|2||R B Eye||Eswan Flores||120||Vann Belvoir||12-1||20,000|
|3||Sharpshootingeorge||Martin Garcia||120||Jesus Mendoza||10-1||20,000|
|4||Rocket Ship||Assael Espinoza||120||Dean Pederson||7-2||20,000|
|5||Spectator's Dream||Edgar Payeras||120||Jesus Mendoza||5-1||20,000|
|6||Papa Joe||Ruben Fuentes||124||Andrew Lerner||3-1||20,000|
|7||Ultimate Shilo||Jose Dominguez||120||Kelly Castaneda||30-1||20,000|
|8||Cross Town||Evin Roman||120||Vann Belvoir||5-1||20,000|
|9||Lorelei's Warrior||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||113||Sal Gonzalez||12-1||20,000|
|10||Wild Cat Canyon||Brayan Pena||120||Jesus Nunez||8-1||20,000|
|11||Bryan Habana||Brayan Pena||122||Ruben Gomez||20-1||18,000|