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Lotta Love For Robyn Chases Stakes Win

Grade 1 finalist looks for her first stakes win on Sunday at Los Alamitos

Q-Racing Journal
January 18, 2013

Wayne Barton’s All American Futurity (G1) and All American Derby (G1) finalist Lotta Love For Robyn looks for her first stakes win when she faces 4-year-olds over 350 yards in the $25,000 Cypress Handicap on Sunday night at Los Alamitos.

Lotta Love For Robyn (First Down Dash-Love Ya Miss Jess by Mr Jess Perry) should be in form after a three-quarter length allowance win. She raced the 300 yards from :15.610 for the win on December 8.

Trained by Joe “Bear” Bassett, Lotta Love For Robyn was a dangerous 2-year-old at Ruidoso Downs in 2011 when she was third in the Rainbow Juvenile (R) and then finished fourth at 9-2 odds behind two-time champion Ochoa in the All American Futurity. She came back the following summer to reach the finals of the All American Derby.

The Tom Atwood-leased Consider (Corona Cartel-First Regards by First Place Dash) is also after that illusive first stakes win after finishing fourth in the $171,000 Southern California Derby (G1) in his previous start. The John Wells-trained gelding nearly got a stakes win when he was second in the Town Policy Stakes back in November.

Mesa Valley Farms’ homebred Fols Jesse (Jesse James Jr-Sheza Jet Dash by Dash To Chivato) showed he likes Los Alamitos last fall when he won two of three starts over the track, including the Kip Didericksen Handicap. Trainer Mark Skeen has brought him back to Los Alamitos after a fifth-place finish in the $200,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows.