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Check N Fetch Captures Miss Princess

Check Him Out mare puts up fastest 350-yard time at Los Alamitos this year.

May 13, 2013

Lorena Velazquez Rodriguez’s Check N Fetch would not be denied in the running of the $25,000 Miss Princess Handicap (G3) for fillies and mares, as she led from start to finish en route to a powerful 1 ½-length victory on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Eduardo Nicasio for trainer Paul Jones, Check N Fetch broke on top from post number four and quickly established a three-quarter length advantage 100 yards into the race. She continued to extend her lead from there and was never challenged on the way to scoring her eighth win in 16 career starts. The 5-year-old mare by Check Him Out earned $13,750 to take her lifetime bankroll to $73,183. Check N Fetch’s winning time of :17.257 in the Miss Princess is the fastest of the meet at 350 yards. The gray distaffer also finished second in the April 15 Native Empress Handicap in her previous start.

Angel Villalobos’ Queens R Blue earned $5,625 for her runner-up effort in the Miss Princess. The daughter of Shazoom, who was making only her second start of the year, was a solid allowance winner in her 2013 debut on January 6. Gregorio Arriaga piloted Queens R Blue for trainer Jaime Gomez.

Joleen Hales and Christian and Ru Anna Singletary’s Tres Of Linda earned $3,125 for finishing third. Tres Of Linda had previously won the Grade 2 Charger Bar Handicap and the Garden Grove Handicap this season. Attack The Cartel, Eyema Special Candy, Warm Form and Hollywood Mongoose completed the field.

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Double Bar S Ranch’s Social Budderfly won her racing debut thanks to a wire-to-wire three-quarter length victory in the third race for 2-year-old Quarter Horses on Sunday at Los Alamitos. The homebred filly by Carters Cartel out of Budderfly Effect covered the 300 yards in :15.598 with Cesar De Alba aboard for trainer Paul Jones. Budderfly Effect enjoyed success on the racetrack with a victory in the Northwest Juvenile Challenge and second-place finishes in the Bitterroot Futurity (RG3) and Dixie Downs Futurity. Budderfly Effect is also the mother of 2011 Golden State Million Futurity (G1) winner Igotyourtac and 2009 Kindergarten Futurity (G1) fastest qualifier Effectiveimmediately.

The sire Carters Cartel had another freshman winner on Sunday with Balgo Racing Team Inc.’s Alota Cartel. Making her second career start, the filly defeated a field of $16,000 maiden claimers in a time of :15.700 for 300 yards. Santiago Mendez piloted Alota Cartel for trainer Guillermo Morales.