Dan and Erin Knox’s Dont Stel My Magic gave her sire Stel Corona his fourth 2-year-old Quarter Horse winner of the meet at Los Alamitos after scoring a half length victory in Sunday’s fourth race for fillies.
Stel Corona is currently the meet’s leading stallion of 2-year-old winners thanks to wins by Dont Stel My Magic, Linda Cannon’s Stel Hawk, Martha Wells’ Inpursuit and Ed Allred’s Quirky. Stel Hawk and Inpursuit broke their maidens on Saturday, while Quirky was the winner of the meet’s first race for 2-year-olds back on April 12.
“It’s good for Stel Corona as he’s off to a great start with his babies this year,” said Paul Jones, who saddled Dont Stel My Magic. “This is a pretty nice looking filly and she came on strong at the end to win.”
Ridden by Ramon Sanchez, Dont Stel My Magic covered the 300 yards in :15.735. She came into this race after posting a nice 220 yard workout of :12.30 on April 13.
Jones also saddled John Andreini and Vince Genco’s Kiss N Toll, who crossed the wire second behind Dont Stel My Magic. Cesar De Alba piloted the Tres Seis filly out of broodmare First Down Toll.
“Kiss N Toll ran a little green tonight, but she’s a good filly,” Jones said. “She was starting from the outside post seven and she ducked out and ducked in during the race. She’ll be better and she’s in a couple of big futurities later this year.”
Kiss N Toll is eligible to run in the Golden State Million Futurity and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity. Bluegrass Prince, Tac Me As I Am, Jess A Summer Breeze, Victorias and Carlota completed the field.
Following leader Stel Corona’s four wins in the local standings are freshman sire Foose and No Secrets Here with three wins each. Foose is the sire of 2-year-old winners She Forgives, Foose Is Loose and Foose Cash Sr. No Secrets Here is the sire of 2-year-old winners Bad Fast, Secretly Buff and Jabulani Secrets. The stallions FDD Dynasty, Walk Thru Fire, Special Cartel, Mr Jess Perry, First Moonflash, Separatist, Corona Cartel, Red Hot Rhythm, PYC Paint Your Wagon, Furyofthewind and Kiddy Up have also sired a winner at Los Alamitos this season.