LARC NEWS Posted: 3/2/2020 12:18:25 AM


            Fifteen 2-year-olds posted works on Saturday morning with Mike Robbins working six juveniles and Paul Jones continuing to remain busy with his freshmen runners, as he worked five of them at Los Alamitos.

Robbins unveiled a sharp looking filly on this morning with an Apollitical Jess filly named Halley (photo) posted the bullet drill of :12.40 at 220 yards while working from the inside post. The Oklahoma-bred broke sharply and was quick into her stride and continued to accelerate to the wire. She was absolutely full of run past the finish line and through the clubhouse turn.

Halley is out of the mare Ms Southern Dynasty, making her a half-sister to 2017 freshman sensation Uptown Dynasty, who has won seven of 18 starts with earnings of $756,343. Uptown Dynasty won the Ruidoso Futurity and finished second in the Rainbow Futurity. The Mr Jess Perry gelding also finished sixth in the All American Futurity and then won the Corona Cartel Derby in 2018. Ms Southern Dynasty won the 2012 Hialeah Lassie Futurity while earning $90,028 in her racing career. In addition to Uptown Dynasty, she’s also the mother of One Famous Gal, who earned $54,153.  

Trainer Danny Montes had a pair of promising 2-year-olds in the Hes Relentless gelding Relentless Six, who covered the distance in :12.6, and Owdacious, a filly by Five Bar Cartel, who finished just behing Relentless Six in :12.7. Owdacious’ dam is Shes Sweet N Can Fly, who is the from the family of Sweet Beduino, the dam of the legendary stallion Walk Thru Fire.

Videos of all morning gate works are available at

Here are other notable 2-year-olds that worked on Saturday morning:

Jess Cartel Eyes (Filly by Corona Cartel out of Jess Racy Eyes – trained by Paul Jones) Covered the 220 yards in :12.90 while racing from the inside post. Dam is from the female family of Miss Racy Eyes and Miss Racy Vike ($263,661). The latter is the dam of the stallion Kiddy Up, who has sired AQHA champion J Fire Up and major stakes winner Up For It and Kiddy Up Cowgirl. Jess Racy Eyes is the dam of the stakes placed Get There ($45,017) and stakes placed Bolt Lightly ($34,705).

Jess Packn Heat (Gelding by Jess Good Candy out of Back In The Pack) Finished ahead of Ynot The Favorite when covering the 220 yards in :12.90 while working from the outside in the drill. Dam finished second in the 2011 (G1) Ruidoso Futurity and earned $131,831.

Ynot The Favorite (Filly by Favorite Cartel out of Ynot Bar – trained by Mike Robbins) – Worked alongside Jess Packn Heat while covering the distance in :13.0. Ynot Bar is one of the top broodmares in California. She’s the dam of Tequila Sangria ($163,160) winner of this year’s Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap and last year’s Grade 1 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap. Ynot Bar also produced Ynot Walk ($177,505), the winner of the 2015 Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby, and Dont Pass Bar, the dam of AQHA champion Quirky.

Lethal Assault (Filly by Volcom out of Lethal Perry – trained by Paul Jones) Worked on the inside as part of a  three-horse set on Saturday, covering the distance in :13.1. Dam won three races and earned $27,525 in her racing career, winning her Ruidoso Derby trial in 2015, running third in her Rainbow Derby trial, and fourth in her All American Derby trial.

Too Too Good (Colt by Favorite Cartel out of How Good – trained by Paul Jones) Worked in between horses in a time of :13.2 when finishing just behind Lethal Assault in three-horse drill. Dam has produced a pair of outstanding stakes runners in Well And Good ($178,769), who finished in the money in 17 of 25 career starts while winning a pair of stakes races at Los Alamitos, and Well Good ($124,354), who has finished in the top three in 24 of 31 career starts. Well Good won three stakes races last year – the 550 California Breeders Stakes, Kaweah Bar, and Cypress Handicap. The aforementioned Well And Good competed in all of the major Grade 1 races at Los Alamitos, including the Champion of Champions and Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship.

Expedited (Filly by Favorite Cartel out of Katie Katella – trained by Mike Robbins) Worked in :13.2 after leaving the gate from the inside part of the track. Expedited is a full-sister to 2019 (G1) Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity runner-up Cattail Cove ($372,407) and Katella Deli ($502,252), who ran second in the 2017 (G1) Los Alamitos Super Derby and third in the (G1) Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity in 2016. Katie Katella’s dam is the great Oh La Proud, who produced AQHA champions Hawkinson, Hawkish, and Flame N Flash.

Your Painted Fate (Gelding by PYC Paint Your Wagon out of Fate Cant Weight – trained by Mike Robbins) Outworked Expedited when covering the 220 yards in :13.1. Gelding is a full-brother to Peighnt Your Fate ($147,418), who ran sixth in the 2017 (G1) Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, seventh in 2018 (G1) All American Derby, and 3rd in 2019 (G2) Mr Jet Moore Stakes. Dam is stakes placed winner of four races and $34,171 in her career.

Gate workouts will continue on Tuesday morning at Los Alamitos.


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