LARC NEWS Posted: 3/16/2022 6:39:06 PM



     With the 2-year-old racing season soon to be off and running at Los Alamitos, a slew of gate works can be viewing at As usual, the morning drills feature promising young runners, many of which are the siblings of AQHA Champions and major stakes winners. Here’s an overview of some of the top young equine athletes to have already posted works at Los Alamitos Race Course through March 8.


Chicks First Flash (g, First Moonflash out of First Prize Chicks) Gelding posted a :12.8 work when part of a three-team set. His dam won the 2016 Kip Didericksen Handicap at Los Alamitos and his family is as blue-blooded as there is in the Quarter Horse racing industry. This is the family of the incredible broodmare First Prize Rose, the dam of the legendary World Champion and great stallion First Down Dash. Other top stakes winners from this family include Apolltical Chad ($930,730), First Prize Leesa ($488,000), PYC Fun And Fancy ($478,760), First Carolina ($415,047), Coronado Cartel ($416,178), Ferrari James ($350,679), First Prize Robin ($295,147), etc.  

In Doubt (f, Favorite Cartel out of Babe On Fire) Filly won her drill in :12.7. She’s a full sister to multiple stakes winner Wambui. Her granddam is Babe On The Fly, the dam of Grade 1 stakes winners Rock You ($790,325) and Little Talks ($563,897).

AA Cartel (c, Favorite Cartel out of Hard Lining) Colt is a half-brother to stakes winners Unchangeable ($220,710) and Toughie ($189,830). His granddam is Chickasis, the dam of major stakes winners Hot Hitter, Hard Hitting, Streak Hitter, Freaking, and Lassen County.

AJ Run For Cash (f, Apollitical Jess out of Shyann Cash) Filly posted one of the morning’s fastest works in :12.4. Shyann Cash earned $103,972 from only seven starts. A three-time winner she won the 2003 California Breeders Freshman Stakes and was third in the Grade 1 Kindergarten.

Disruptor (c, Apollitical Jess out of Corona Mas Fina) Colt worked evenly with mate in :12.9. Dam was a stakes winner of $68,982. She’s been a top producer with the likes of multiple graded stakes place runner Jess Mas ($211,042) and Grade 2 stakes winner Uno Corona Mas ($125,110) among her top foals.


Jim Hardie (c, Favorite Cartel out of Ruths Chris) Colt is a full brother to Black Fryday, a winner of $369,940. A three-time stakes winner, Black Fryday won the 2018 Grade 2 Southern California Derby and Governor’s Cup Derby and last year’s Independence Day Handicap. Jim Hardie worked evenly with mate in :12.7.

Nomad Too (c, Fly Thru The Fire out of Moonlight Corona) Dam scored three stakes wins during her 15-race career in which she earned $61,642. She has produced two major stakes winners in Nomadic ($376,134), who won the Grade 2 Southern California Derby and Governor’s Cup Derby in 2020, and Circle City ($466,517), the winner of the Grade 1 Vessels Maturity and Spencer Childers Handicap last year and Grade 2 Golden State Derby in 2020. 


More Than Chancey (f, Fly Thru The Fire out of Elans Last) Dam is the mother of 2020 Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity winner Chance To Excel ($458,515), Sprint Stakes winner and multiple Grade 1 finalist Chance to Fire ($348,986), and multiple stakes winner and notable broodmare Nymph ($74,260). 

Eyetinerari (f, Duponte out of Eye Popping) Sire is a multiple graded stakes winner of more than $900,000, while dam earned $34,069 in her career before turning into one of the sport’s top broodmares. She’s the dam of Instygator, a son of Ivory James and a winner of $1,450,239. The Mr Eye Opener mare is also the mother of Shott Gun, a Grade 1 stakes winner of $513,509. Instygator’s career features wins in the 2022 The Championship at Sunland Park and the 2021 All American Derby (G1). He also finished second in both the 2020 All American Futurity (G1) and 2021 Heritage Place Derby (G1). Shott Gun, who is by Valiant Hero, won the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity in 2020. Eyetinerari worked in :12.6 on March 1.

Valiantli (f, Valiant Hero out of La Vencedora) Texas-bred filly worked in :12.4 this morning. Her dam had a tremendous racing career. She won five of nine starts while earning $516,296. She won the 2018 Oklahoma Deby (G3) and the 2017 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity. She was second in the 2018 Mr Master Bug Stakes.


Frivolous (f, Favorite Cartel out of Nymph) Dam was a three-time stakes winner during a strong 21-race career. As a 2-year-old in 2015, Nymph won the Corona Chick Handicap and was second in the Autumn Stakes. The following year she won the Newport Beach, Debutante and Emma Bug. She was also a graded stakes finalist. Frivolous is a full sister to Monopolist ($385,254), the winner of the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity in 2020. Nymph is also the mother of See You Soon, who worked in 12.7 on March 1. 

Up For Everything (c, Favorite Cartel out of Up For It) Dam won the Governor’s Cup Futurity while earning $164,280. She’s the dam of 2021 Governor’s Cup Futurity winner She Goes Up ($144,352); five-time winner and Tolltac Handicap winner Set For It ($40,005); Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders Derby runner-up Up For Speed ($120,315); and 2021 Los Alamitos Oaks finalist Up For You ($49,462). Up For Speed and Up For You and both full-siblings to Up For Everything.

Thames (c, Kiddy Up out of London Laura) Half-brother to London Toby, who recorded two of the most impressive wins of the 2021 racing season. London Laura was a two-time winner at Los Alamitos. Thames worked in :12.8.

Why Not Up (c, Kiddy Up out of Ynot Win) Colt is from the family of Fames Easy, who is the dam of Ynot Bar ($136,480) and the grandddam of both Ynot Win and the Grade 1 winner Ynot Walk ($177,505).  Worked evenly with Chivalry in a time of :12.6.

Chivalry (c, Favorite Cartel out of Sweet TR) Dam was a stakes winner, who reached the winner’s circle in five of 10 career starts, including the 2014 Paul Ford Handicap. Sweet TR earned $43,470 during her time on the racetrack.



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