Double Bar S Ranch LLC’s All Kinds Of Kind has found her groove, as she picked up her third win in a row while taking the $106,750 Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes on Sunday night.
Out of the money in three out of her four initial career starts, All Kinds Of Kind has now run second or better in six consecutive starts. Her best of those efforts came in the Maiden Stakes final, as she quickly recovered from a bump during the early part of the race to post a half-length victory in the 350-yard race. Ridden by Oscar Peinado for trainer Paul Jones, All Kinds Of Kind covered the distance in :17.819. She earned $44,835 for the win to take her career earnings to $58,585.
Big in size right from the start of her career, All Kinds Of Kind has grown into a powerful filly explained her trainer.
“Sometimes this great, big horses they don’t really have a quick turn of a foot early on in their career,” Jones said. “It just takes a while to develop them and turn them into a race horse. You need to have patience to do that and I’m really fortunate that the ladies from Double Bar S Ranch, Sharon, Rhonda and Dawn, they had faith in her and now it’s paying off.”
All Kinds Of Kind finished sixth in her Kindergarten Futurity trial and then ninth in her Ed Burke Million Futurity trial last year. She would not race in another stakes trial race in 2016.
“We just didn’t think she would be competitive,” Jones said. “She just wasn’t up to par. We took our time and saved her for the Maiden Stakes. We tried to wait and break her maiden after December. We pointed for this race and thought this was a good spot for her. She’s developing into a nice filly. She was just a great, big, huge filly and was not going to be good at 300 yard races. She really needed to mature and learn how to run. Sometimes the big horses take time to learn that big turn of foot. Not all horses are fireballs early on. It takes time to mature and learn how to really do it.”
Horses are eligible to race in the Maiden Stakes if they’re still maidens as of December 1st of their 2-year-old year. All Kinds Of Kind was still a maiden through her first seven career starts before earning her winning diploma on December 2. The daughter of Tac It Like A Man returned in 2017 with a tremendous trial effort in which she posted the fastest qualifying time to the Maiden Stakes final. Sent off at 7-2 odds, All Kinds Of Kind trailed early leader Better Check Him Out by a half-length early on before taking control at the midway point of the race. She had a neck advantage with about 100 yards to go in the race and finished nicely from there to win by a half-length. She’s won three of 10 career starts.
All Kinds Of Kind’s mother is Allthatshewants, which ran sixth in the Grade 1 Golden State Derby in 2011. Allthatshewants is also the mother of a 2-year-0ld filly named Aquaviva sired by High Rate Of Return. With this victory and a string of nice efforts to her name, All Kinds Of Kind could be any kind of runner in 2017 and beyond.
“I think to run her against 3-year-old fillies will be nice for her,” Jones said. “The Maiden Stakes is a funny race. You think it’s going to be easy, but it’s really a tough race. It usually turns out that some really nice horses show up for the Maiden Stakes. This definitely shows that she’s a nice filly. I think she’s going to get better as she gets older and matures even more. I think there’s a big future with her even when she becomes an older mare.”
Santos Montemayor’s Better Check Him Out, a PCQHRA Breeders Futurity finalist last year, earned $18,147 for running second. Juan Aleman saddled the Foose gelding, which was ridden by Eduardo Nicasio. Valley Farm’s Indie Anna, a Texas-bred fill by Jess Zoomin, earned $12,810 for running third. Erasmo Gasca piloted her for trainer Jose Flores. Stolin Diamond, the 5-2 favorite, ran fourth and was followed by Jess Enjoy Me, Should Win, Sass You Blue, Newport Kid and Frozen Icon.