Lanty’s Jet Handicap winner Significant Heart scored a second straight impressive victory when winning the $11,335 conditioned allowance feature on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Facing a field that included 2013 allowance winner Fire Bye, Altoona Derby finalist Kool Wagon and Vessels Maturity finalist Hit It Big, Significat Heart posted the meet’s fastest time at 330 yards of :16.489. Her winning time bettered the :16.532 clocking posted by Consider at 330 yards on June 7.
Ridden by Ramon Sanchez for owner Abigail Kawananakoa, Significant Heart lugged in after the start, but she was perfect from there on the way to scoring a half-length victory over Fire Bye. Kool Wagon finished third and was followed by Eye Dash On, Bd Cruiser and Hit It Big. Saddled by Paul Jones, Significant Heart was posting her third win in eight starts. The filly by Corona Cartel came into this allowance race after posting a ¾ length win in the Lanty’s Jet at 350 yards on June 14.
“She beat a good group of horses the last time she ran in that stakes race,” Jones said. “This race was for non-winners of three races so this was a good condition for her. I thought she would do pretty good in this race, but I didn’t expect her to run this fast. She’s a nice filly.”
Bred by La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC., Significant Heart earned $8,050 for the win to take her career bankroll to $28,707. The filly is eligible to run in the trials to the PCQHRA Breeders Derby to be held on September 13.
“We’ll also try to pick some big races for her next year,” Jones added. “We’ll look at the Charger Bar Handicap next year.”
Robin Dunn and James Hanson’s Generations showed once again that he’s one of the fastest Thoroughbreds on the grounds after scoring his third strong victory in a row on Saturday at Los Alamitos. Ridden by Eulices Gomez, Generations won the 4 ½ furlong event by 2 ¼ lengths in a near season-best time of :50.07. The Kentucky bred gelding by Indian Charlie owns the meet’s fastest 4 ½ furlong time when posting a 1 ¼ length win on May 18 in a time of :50.01. Generations also won at this distance by five lengths when posting a time of :50.39. The Hanson-trained runner is undefeated in three starts at Los Alamitos.
For winning jockey Eulices Gomez, the win had to be a sweet one after he was involved in a spill on Friday night. Gomez went to a local hospital as a precaution, but fortunately he was quickly released and was back riding on Saturday night. Also involved in the spill was jockey Ramon Guce, but he was also back riding on Saturday. In fact, Guce piloted the Hanson-trained Forest Prince to finish second behind Generations in this race.
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