A pair of juvenile races were contested on Sunday at Los Alamitos and the winners delivered sizzling fast times at 300 yards. The first of two races for 2-year-olds went to San Gregorio Racing Stables’ Five Bar Cartel, who scored an ultra impressive 1 ¾ length debut victory in a time of :15.393. His clocking is one of the fastest by a first time starter this year. The chestnut colt is a son of the outstanding Corona Cartel and out of the Grade 1 winner Five Bar Molly. Five Bar Cartel is a full brother to Grade 1 finalist Mollys Cartel. Danny Montes saddled the Esmeralda Flores-bred Five Bar Cartel, who was ridden to victory by Cruz Mendez.
The other race for freshman sprinter was won by Balgo Racing Team, Inc’s Nefertity. Ridden by Santiago Mendez for trainer Guillermo Morales, Nefertity won her debut by ¾ lengths in a time of :15.442. Leaving the gate from post number one, the homebred sprinter was always on the lead. She had previously posted 220-yard workouts of :12.10 on April 16 and a bullet drill of :12.20 on March 23. The filly by TR Dasher is a half sister to La Pacifica Handicap winner and La Primera Del Ano Derby runner-up Feature Malinche.