Fourteen Trials for Ed Burke Futurity
Top Kindergarten runners return in Grade 1 finals.
June 7, 2013
She Forgives and Hot Capuccino, the second and third place finishers in the Kindergarten Futurity (G2), are among the 112 freshman sprinters that will compete in the trials to the $1,111,000 Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1) on Sunday at Los Alamitos. A total of 14 trials will be contested at 350 yards with first post set for 5:30 p.m. The horses with the 10 fastest times in the trials will return for the Grade 1 futurity final on Sunday, June 23. The Ed Burke Million serves as the first leg of the Los Alamitos version of the Triple Crown. The Ed Burke Million is also the first of three futurities featuring purses of $1 million or more held annually at the Orange County oval.
The 14-race card means that there will be three Pick Four wagers on Sunday evening. The early Pick Four will consist of the first four races on the card. The middle Pick Four starts in the sixth and will also feature races seven, eight and nine, while the late Pick Four will include the final four races on the card: races 11, 12, 13 and 14.
Trained by Jaime Gomez for Dutch Masters III, She Forgives is one of the marquee names in the Ed Burke Million trials. The daughter of Foose was runner-up in the May 19 Kindergarten final after posting the fastest qualifying time in those trials on May 5. The sorrel filly is also the only multiple winner competing in the Ed Burke Million trials. To be ridden by Rodrigo Aceves from post number one, She Forgives will be in action in a very contentious fourth trial that will also include maiden winners Foose Cash SR, Tres Pescado and Shestheonethatiwant. This is one of only two trials on the night featuring a field with four horses that have already won at Los Alamitos.
Racing for Gustavo and Jose De La Torre, La Presita LLC and San Gregorio Racing Stables, Inc., Foose Cash SR won his racing debut by a half-length on April 26, while Hector A. Hernandez's Tres Pescado was an impressive 1 ¾ length winner on May 11 . Double Bar S Ranch's Shestheonethatiwant won her debut by a neck on May 17.
Balgo Racing Team and Marlyn Gonzalez's Hot Capuccino finished nicely grabbing third place in the Kindergarten finale. In her career debut, the filly by Walk Thru Fire was second behind Ed Allred's Quirky in what remains the meet’s fastest 300-yard time by a 2-year-old of :15.31 on April 12. To be ridden by Santiago Mendez and trained by Guillermo Morales, Hot Capuccino will be in action in the second trial against a tremendous field that includes the highly regarded 2-year-old fillies Mistic Rose and Julias Perfection. Racing for the De La Torres and San Gregorio Racing Stables, Inc’s, Mistic Rose had an impressive three quarter length victory in a time of :15.44 in her debut on May 4. LEMA Racing and Rancho El Cabresto Inc's Julias Perfection was also a three quarter length winner in a time of :15.44 on May 19. Mistic Rose and Julias Perfection both posted sub :12 second drills at 220 yards prior to their respective debuts.
Trained by Jimmy Glenn, Jr. and ridden by Eulices Gomez, Quirky is another of the top names based on her aforementioned debut on April 12. The Stel Corona filly bumped at the beginning of that race, but she still managed to post her solid :15.31 clocking while cruising a length victory. The filly has since posted a 220-yard workout of :12.20 on May 17. Quirky will be in action in the third trial, which is the other heat with four previous winners being part of the field.
The other winners in this trial are Ronnie Keller and Ron Brooks' Unchangeable, Jesus Avila and Jesus Cuevas' Turbulent Times and Flying L Ranch's Flying Top Fueler. Quirky, Unchangeable and Turbulent Times are all making their second career start, but Flying Top Fueler is making his third start after finishing second in his Kindergarten trial. He’ll be saddled by Paul Jones from post number four.
Trained by Rafael Orozco, Unchangeable will start from post seven after scoring his runaway 1 1/4 length debut victory on May 25. Eddie Garcia, the track’s all-time leading Quarter Horse jockey, will ride the Stel Corona gelding. The Jose De La Torre-trained Turbulent Times will start from the outside post number nine.
San Gregorio Racing Stables, Inc’s Five Bar Cartel will headline the evening’s opening trial - a race that will also include the likes of LJM Ranch’s Crystal Sola Fire, Steve Burn’s Seperate Flight and Gianna Samaja’s Kamasutra SA. Moving on to the fifth trial, three horses with wins under their name will be in action in the form of Randall Dees’ Race Day Delight, Anna MacPherson’s Miner Sam and Allred’s Up For It.
Trial number six will be headed by Freakier LLC’s Fiesty Flo, who scored a three-quarter length victory in her Kindergarten trial on May 5. She’ll be facing the likes of maiden runner-up Babe On Fire plus four other runners that have hit the board at Los Alamitos.
Allred’s Well And Good, Regent Builders, Inc’s Undercover Kid and Silver Racing Farm LLC’s Joe The Jet Perry are among the runners in the seventh trial. All three of these promising 2-year-olds have posted runner-up efforts here. Bobby Cox’s Kindergarten finalist Shake Djibouti will be in action in the eighth trial against a strong group that includes Javier Molina’s Jess And Molly and Tony Doughtie’s Streakit Dasher. Jess And Molly and Streakit Dasher have both already scored maiden victories here.
The ninth trial will be headed by Double Bar S Ranch’s Social Butterfly, Allred’s Trust Me and Alberto Valdes’ Ronas Runner. All three previously posted maiden wins by 3/4 lenghts or more. George Villalobos’ Ima Fire Lover, Wayne Shizuru’s Maneater and Antonio Fernandez’s Six Times Royal are among the talented runners competing in the 10th trial while the 11th heat will see the likes of Thompson Racing and Jones’ Kindergarten finalist Foose Is Loose and San Gregorio Racing Stables, Inc’s Masherati B.
Owner Janet McKinnerney will also two solid runners in the late trials in Meia Corona in the 12th and Kindergarten finalist Duke Of Carter in the 14th. Both are trained by Jose Flores. The 12th trial will also have Rancho El Cabresto, Inc’s Chalalita returning to action after posting a 3/4 length win in her debut on May 3. John Andreini and Vince Genco’s Secret Lips also returns after winning her last start and will see action in the 13th trial that also features Valdes’ Corona Cartel colt Highest Fire and A Regal Choice Inc’s Coronadelpacifico, while the 14th and final trial includes Benny Rosset’s Jabulani Secret, who won her debut by a half length on April 27.
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