Cold Cash 123 Posts Gate Work

World champion prepares for Los Alamitos debut.

September 7, 2012

Cold Cash 123

Cold Cash 123 works from the gate. PHOTO: Los Alamitos

World champion Cold Cash 123 posted a gate work at Los Alamitos this morning, in preparation for a run at the fall and winter classics at the Southern California racetrack.

With regular jockey Roy Baldillez aboard, Cold Cash 123 broke from the gates and worked 350 yards in :18.20. You can watch a video of his workout by clicking here.

The gelding last worked at Ruidoso Downs on July 22, and the ride was filmed from the saddle.

Cold Cash 123, who has been trained by C. Dwayne "Sleepy" Gilbreath, was transferred to the care of trainer Denny Ekins while he is in California.

“Sleepy Gilbreath sent Cold Cash 123 to California in perfect shape and the horse has been training great,” Ekins said. “I thought he had a great workout on Friday and he did exactly what we wanted him to do. He did the workout easily.”

“He had a fast workout at Ruidoso Downs before he came here, so we just wanted him to have a nice, easy work here,” Baldillez added. “The horse looks great and Denny is doing a great job with him here.”

Baldillez, who won the All American Derby (G1) aboard Ochoa, will be on the set on TVG’s The Quarters on Friday night at Los Alamitos to talk about Cold Cash 123 and the All American Derby.

Owned by T Bill Stables, Cold Cash 123 has won 11 of 16 starts while earning $1,190,281. The Oak Tree Special gelding was last year's world champion, champion 3-year-old and champion 3-year-old gelding. Already this year he has won both his outs -- the Grade 1 Leo Stakes and Remington Park Invitational Championship, both at Remington Park.

Cold Cash 123 is expected to make his Los Alamitos debut in the Go Man Go Handicap on September 23.

“We’ll watch him closely to see how he comes out this workout, but right now I would say that there’s a 99 percent chance that he’s running in the Go Man Go,” Ekins added.

The Go Man Go field is shaping up to be a great one. The multiple champion and millionaire Jess You And I is also scheduled to run in the Go Man Go and so is the impressive Governor’s Cup Derby (RG2) winner Terrific Synergy, who had a turn and work at 220 yards in :12.30 on September 6. Trainer Paul Jones also worked champion Rylees Boy from the Los Alamitos starting gate at 350 yards on September 6. The multiple Grade 1-winner worked the distance in :17.90. On August 25, Stern Ranches’ Chivalry SR worked 350 yards from the gate in :18 flat also in preparation for the Go Man Go Handicap.