SALAZAR PILOTS HIS FIRST EVER WINNER ON SUNDAY NIGHT
In only his fifth career mount, jockey Victor Salazar won his first race ever when he piloted EG High Desert Farms’ Max My Bullets to a surprising win at 12-1 odds on Sunday night at Los Alamitos. Salazar rode the filly by Corona Czech to her second career win in 11 starts. She came into the race after running in trials to the Grade 2 Golden State Derby and trials to the Governor’s Cup Derby. She ran in the Governor’s Cup Futurity last year, leading in the early going before finishing fifth in the final.
In addition to Max My Bullet’s victory, Salazar has piloted horses to top three finishes in 66% of his limited mounts. He also rode Precious Corona to finish third on Friday night and Val Sierrita also to a third-place finish on August 30. Salazar made his riding debut on Val Kiria on the August 30th card.
Ed Allred’s Deceiver upset track record holder Rite Quick in the latter’s favorite 110-yard distance in the seventh race on Sunday night. It was a rare loss for Alberto Rosiles’ sizzling quick Rite Quick at this type of a distance, as he had previously won in five of his six starts at either 110 or 100 yards. Rite Quick holds the track record at 110-yards on :06.99. For Deceiver, the win was his sixth in 18 outings. Trained by James Glenn Jr., the 4-year-old mare has now won her last three starts at 110 yards. Ridden by Oscar Peinado, the daughter of Foose covered the distance in :07.105.
Fastest qualifier Gold Heart Eagle V put in a repeat performance of his derby trial two weeks ago while defeating stablemate Inaugurator by 1-½ lengths to win the Grade 1 All American Derby Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. The All American Derby carries a provisional berth to the Champion of Champions. Gold Eagle Heart V brushed at the start under champion jockey James Flores but quickly took command and completed the 440 yards in :21.042 seconds. The 3-year-old colt broke his maiden in the trials to the All American Derby. Monty Arrossa saddled the son of leading sire One Famous Eagle for owner Valeriano Racing Stables LLC.
Dexxter, a son of leading sire Corona Cartel, kept his 2020 record a perfect 3-for-3 Sunday when he defeated Danjer by a neck in the $125,000 All American Gold Cup at Ruidoso Downs. He was making his first start since winning the Debbie Schauf Remington Park Invitational Championship Stakes(G1) at Remington Park on May 30, which earned him a berth to the Champion of Champions. Bred in Utah by McColee Land & Livestock LLC, from the Tres Seis mare Tres Of Linda, Dexxter has been a solid stakes horse his entire career. Racing exclusive at Los Alamitos Race Course at two and three, Dexxter was second in the Beg Lew Handicap, Dillingham Handicap and third in the Southern California Derby(G2) as well as a finalist in the Ed Burke Million Futurity (G1), Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity(G1), Los Alamitos Super Derby(G1) and El Primero Del Año Derby(G3).