Race 3 – MAIDEN CLAIMING RACE for 2-Year-Old at 300 yards
#4 Hes A Streakin King – June 23 :12.70 at 220 Yards – Inside
Was outworked by Juan To Watch 12.6 to 12.7 while starting from the inside post on June 23. Juan To Watch will also debut tonight in race number six. Hes A Streakin King had his head turned to inward before eventually pointing it straight forward. He broke to the inside but showed some early acceleration to take the lead over Juan To Watch after the gap. The First Down King gelding was outworked by his larger foe in the late going, crossing the wire a neck behind Juan To Watch, while posting the seventh fastest of 13 works.
#7 La Chaca Prize – June 16 :12.60 at 220 Yards – Inside Horse
Fast Prize Cartel filly worked evenly with Big Fabuloso when they posted equal 12.6 clockings. La Chaca Prize bobbled at the start and went inward in her subsequent starts. She leveled off after the gap and hooked up gamely with Big Fabuloso while finishing under a hold. She continued moving nicely past the wire before an easy gallop out. La Chaca Prize had the 5th fastest of 8 drills.
Race 5 – ALLOWANCE for 3-Year-Olds and Up at 300 yards
#6 Gray Invader – June 13 :12.20 at 220 Yards - SOLO
Sophomore filly by Royaltys Choice posted the fastest of 11 drills on June 13 when working solo for trainer Felix Gonzalez. She’s making her season debut and first start since July 20, 2019. Gray Invader was moving around a bit before the start but jetted out of the gate. She ran a bit green early on before settling nicely after the gap. Her rider flagged her twice at the midway point and she continued moving fast and showing a quick stride to the wire. She was full of run after the finish line before slowing down around the clubhouse turn.
Race 6 – MAIDEN for 2-Year-Ods at 300 yards
#2 Juan To Watch – June 23 :12.60 at 220 Yards – Outside Horse
Stout looking colt by Seperate Interest, Juan To Watch broke a tad slow before finding a higher gear at the midway point of this drill. He sailed past his foe with 50 yards prior to the wire, crossing the finish line under a hold while continuing solidly through his gallop out in the 5th fastest of 13 drills on June 23.
Race 8 – INDEPENDENCE DAY HANDICAP at 300 yards
#2 Ali Babe Foose – April 28 :17.90 at 350 Yards – SOLO
He was entered to run on May 24, but Foose gelding woke up sick and was scratched from allowance event. Runner-up of the 2018 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, Ali Babe Foose has not raced since the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby on November 10. He stood nicely in the gate for this drill, but stumbled a few strides after the start. He recovered nicely, floated out and was asked right-handed from there. Rider kept flagging him to the wire, as Ali Babe Foose posted a strong time of 17.90. He came back to post a pair of bullet turn and works drills on May 30 and June 16.
#8 My Favorite Legacy – June 23 :18.0 at 350 Yards – SOLO
Favorite Cartel mare will be making her first start at Los Alamitos since taking part in the $124,000 QHRA Indiana Derby on October 26. She finished third in an allowance race in her most recent local start back in May of 2019. In this drill, My Favorite Legacy bobbled a bit at the start, but was quick into her stride. She was shown the riding crop once right-handed, while showing nice acceleration throughout. The long striding mare continued to move nicely to the wire and strongly during her gallop while recording a time of 18 flat, the best of two drills that morning at 350 yards.