LARC NEWS Posted: 3/20/2021 11:00:09 PM


          It was an evening of impressive debut winners at Los Alamitos with La Feliz Montana Ranch LLC’s La Blue Amore, Dutch Masters III’s FG Jess Seis, and Ed Allred’s Quarrelsome each posting a 1 ¼ length victory on Saturday night.

          The Kiddy Up filly La Blue Amore kicked of the notable performances in the third race of the night, as she ran flawlessly to win the 220-yard race in the fastest time of the night of :12.212. Bred by Lucky Seven Ranch, the Chris O’Dell-trainee came in after an outstanding morning workout of :12.4 when finishing just behind the good-looking runner Mookkie on March 6.

          “If you look at my past workouts, we don’t push them too much,” O’Dell said. “I don’t believe in pushing them too much. We just let her do her own thing. I thought that she would be tough because she’s a quick breaker. That’s what wins those early baby races and she has long stride. She’s by Kiddy Up and the Kiddy Ups I’ve had in the past like Tac Me Up and different ones, they could all get the distance.”

          Eduardo Nicasio piloted the promising damsel from post number three. Her dam is Amore La Blue, who finished third in the 2012 Golden State Million Futurity on the way to earning $159,339 in her career.  

          “We are happy and I’m sure glad La Feliz Montana send (La Blue Amore) out to us,” O’Dell added. “They really support racing. They have a lot of trust and faith in me, and I really appreciate it. Our first deal will be looking towards the Kindergarten.”

          The trials to the Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity are set for Sunday, April 25.

          Allred’s Quarrelsome became the third debut winner for first-year sire Fly Thru The Fire this weekend. Out of the AQHA champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Quirky, the gelding showed a tremendous late kick in this win, as he covered the 220 yards in :12.215.  

          “In his qualifier, it shows a time of :12.6, but at the break he stumbled once, got up and stumbled again because he was trying so hard,” trainer James Glenn, Jr. said. “He was 1 ½ lengths behind Round About, who is (racing) tomorrow night, and Quarrelsome caught him at the wire. So how fast is that if he does not stumble at the start? He tried to break too hard in his workout, that’s why he didn’t take off right away. I was standing behind the gate during that qualifier and when I found out that he had caught Round About I was like ‘What?’ He’s the real deal.”

          Fly Thru The Fire is looking like a star with his juveniles so far. In addition to Quarrelsome, his first starters have netted the connections of Allred and Glenn with two other winners in Watch Out and New And Better and a second place finisher in Fly Over.  

          “Fly Thru The Fire is crossing with these mares,” Glenn said. “It’s working. Horses either produce or they don’t. Dr. Allred obviously has really good mares, but it looks like (Fly Thru The Fire) has the gene that can produce. These are really nice horses from a small crop. My little group of horses has three wins and I think Fly Over, who ran second, is also nice. He just had a rough trip tonight. He’ll be fine. I’m just super excited. Round About is a gamer. I’m looking forward to seeing him on Sunday night.”  

          Quarrelsome was ridden to victory by Henry Reynoso Lopez.       

          Dutch Masters III and Jaime Gomez joined forces with FG Jess Seis to win the other juvenile race of the night. Ridden by Oscar Peinado, the son of Tres Seis out of the 2014 AQHA champion 2-year-old filly Jess Walkin Thru covered the distance in :12.354.

          “He’s a good one,” Gomez said. “He’s one of the good ones that Dr. James Streelman (of Dutch Masters III) has this year. I picked him out at the Ruidoso Sale last year for $50,000. I really like his mother, Jess Walkin Thru, who is a champion by Walk Thru Fire and a winner of $450,000. I’ve trained five or six Tres Seis and I’ve always enjoyed and liked them. I had Tres Magicals, who was a stakes winner of the Cash For Kas Handicap, and Tres Primeros out of Docs Best Card, who won a lot of races in his career.”



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