REDNECK RYAN SETS SIGHTS ON KATELLA SPEED STAKES
Javier Chavez and Juan Humberto Moya’s Redneck Ryan has put together a pair of impressive wins at Los Alamitos this season. The Texas-bred has won allowances by 1 1/4 lengths and 3/4 lengths and has now set his sights in Friday’s featured $20,000 Katella Speed Stakes at 110 yards.
To be ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Jaime Gomez, Redneck Ryan has won both of his local starts in gate to wire fashion, so he surely has the quickness out of the gate needed to shine at this distance. He’ll also look to showcase his versatility, as he’s previous wins have come at 300 and 350 yards.
With this short of a distance, it can be anyone’s race, but it helps to have shown previous success at 110 yards. Roque Gonzalez’s Spirit Foose is one horse that fits this category, as he’s a multiple winner at 110 yards and has also run second at this distance in the past.
Friday’s card also includes what should be a great matchup between promising 2-year-olds J. Francisco Diaz’s Mookkie and Mike Tillemans’ Red Hot Topic. The two will be racing for the first time and will face-off in race 5.