RULES FOR THE LOS ALAMITOS HANDICAPPING CONTEST ON SEPTEMBER 23

DOUBLE PICK SIX CARRYOVER ($39,808) FOR SATURDAY

CYPRESS, Calif. – For the second consecutive day, there were no perfect tickets in the Pick Six, so there will be a carryover of $39,808 when racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos.

    Upsets by 11-1 shots Tribal Roar in the third race and Colonel Cash in the fifth and a 7-1 surprise in the sixth by Broadway Nika helped trigger the fifth carryover of the Los Angeles County Fair meet.

    Post time Saturday is 2 p.m. The Pick Six will begin in the fourth race, which has a scheduled post time of 3:28 p.m. 

TRIBAL ROAR ($25.40) GOES ALL THE WAY IN FRIDAY FEATURE

CYPRESS, Calif. – Stretching out after an easy sprint win five weeks earlier at Del Mar, Tribal Roar, an 11-1 outsider, led throughout to capture the $22,745 feature Friday at Los Alamitos.

    The 4-year-old Tribal Rule gelding, unplaced in his three previous local races, held off 9-10 favorite Donji in the closing strides to win by a half-length under jockey Edwin Maldonado.

    Trained by Genaro Vallejo, who won Thursday’s main event with Senator Robert, for a partnership, Tribal Roar completed the mile in 1:36.07 and paid $25.40, $7 and $4.20 as the second longest shot in the field of six.

    The victory was the third in 20 races for Tribal Roar, who is out of the Roar mare Wild Tickle, and the $14,400 payday increased his bankroll to $72,105.

   Making his first start since being claimed for $32,000 by trainer Leonard Powell Aug. 27, Donji , who was ridden by Hall of Famer Kent Desormeaux, returned $2.80 and $2.10 while finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of 6-1 shot Lazzam. The show price on Lazzam was $2.60.

   Tribal Roar’s upset began a natural hat trick for Maldonado. The rider also won the fourth with 5-2 shot We Will Re Joyce and the fifth with Colonel Cash, a firster by Colonel John who rallied for an 11-1 surprise for owner Michael House and trainer Phil D’Amato.

   The disappointment in the race won by Colonel Cash was Kershaw.

   Named in honor of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ multiple Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw, the debuting Run Away and Hide colt finished fifth of six as the 7-10 favorite.

   With two days left in the Los Angeles County Fair meet, apprentice Evin Roman, who swept the late double Friday with Prince Charmant in the seventh and Sassy Rose in the eighth, holds a 13-11 lead over Brayan Pena in the jockey standings. Maldonado is third with seven wins.

   Roman Molly Pearson is the leading trainer. She has five victories, one more than Jeff Bonde.

   Racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Post time is 2 p.m.

   The Los Alamitos Racing Association will offer a cash prize, three seats to the 2018 National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas and more with a live money handicapping contest Saturday.

   In addition to the berths in the NHC, there will be also be five spots available for the Autumn Handicapping Contest at Santa Anita (Oct. 6-8) as well as three to next year’s NTRA Last Chance Horseplayers Championship Qualifier in Las Vegas.

   Cost to enter the Los Alamitos Fall Qualifier is $500. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in the contest prize pool with the remaining funds going towards a live-money wagering card.

   Contestants must enter prior to post time for the first race. Players can begin entering the contest at 10 a.m. Saturday morning and participants can purchase a maximum of two entries.

   Tournament races will include the entire card at Los Alamitos with permitted wagers including win, place, show and exactas. Each entry must bet at least $100 on four races, but there is no wagering limit.

   The player with the highest bankroll at the end of the day will be declared the winner and the player with the second highest bankroll will be the runner-up.

   The winner will receive 50% of the prize pool, which will be capped at $10,000. The remaining payoffs: 20% (2nd place), 15% (3rd place), 10% (4th place) and 5% (5th place).

   Players can sign up for the handicapping contest at losalamitos.com as well as review complete contest rules. For any further questions, contact larace@losalamitos.com or by telephone at 714-820-2690.

   The main event Saturday is the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile. The 6 ½ furlong race is restricted to 2-year-old colts & geldings who were offered for purchase at any Barretts sale. Run Away, a double stakes winner for Kaleem Shah, Inc. and trainer Simon Callaghan, is the 3-5 favorite on Russ Hudak’s morning line.

 

 

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