LARC NEWS Posted: 5/8/2017 1:55:09 AM


     Bill Hoburg’s BH Lisas Boy improved his 2017 record to three wins in as many starts after cruising to a ¾ length win in the Grade 3 $25,000 Kaweah Bar Handicap on Sunday at Los Alamitos.


Ridden by Cesar De Alba for trainer John Cooper, the Mighty Invictus gelding broke evenly with the red-hot runner El Remalcable before pulling away from his rival in the second half of the race. BH Lisas Boy covered the 350 yards in a fast :17.548 from post number one while adding the Kaweah Bar to his February victory in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Championship. Already the owner of a berth to this year’s $750,000 Champion of Champions, BH Lisas Boy earned $13,750 for the win to take his career bankroll to $334,006 with 13 wins from 23 starts.


“He reminds me of Moonist a lot,” said Cooper, who trained the champion Moonist to 24 wins and $878,468 in earnings. “(BH Lisas Boy) is nice to be around and I think he’s easy to train. I’m sure Bill would say the same thing. He’s really coming into himself right now. I really wasn’t worried about him going 350 yards. They would say that Moonist was a 400 yard horse, but Moonist won the Kaweah Bar in :17.33 at 350 yards. The good ones don’t just run a certain distance. It depends on when you ask them to run. BH Lisas Boy is doing things right. He had a pretty good campaign last year and Bill did the right thing, he turned him out and I was priviledged that he would think about leaving him with me. He said that I get up earlier than him. I hope (Bill) is happy. He had horses running in trials somewhere else today, but he should be here around May 15. I’m happy and I hope Bill is as well.”


In 2016, BH Lisas Boy won the Bank of America California Regional Championship and was second in the Grade 1 Bank of America Challenge Championship, Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap, and Grade 1 Robert Boniface Los Alamitos Invitational Championship.


Jesus Daniel Padilla’s El Remalcable earned $5,625 for running second in the Kaweah Bar. The lightly raced 4-year-old son of Two Corona Special was making only his seventh career start. He has finished third or better in every one of his outings and came into this race having won his previous four races, including a pair of allowances. El Remalcable is a half-brother of Hector Padilla’s Remarkableyesapoweer, the winner of last year’s Cypress Handicap and a participant of eight stakes races in his career. Jose Nicasio piloted El Remalcable for trainer Felix Gonzalez.


Remarkable is He Looks Hot, the gelding by Walk Thru Fire trained by Scott Willoughby, as he became AQHA Hall of Fame owner Ed Allred’s first racehorse to go over a million dollar in career earnings. He Looks Hot, the winner of the 2014 Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and 2016 Grade 1 Vessels Maturity, came into this race needing $111 to reach the magical million figure. He Looks Hot reach the mark after earning $3,125 thanks to his third place finish in the Kaweah Bar. The Allred-bred runner’s career earnings now stand at $1,003,014. Mr PYC To You and Winners Cool Chick completed the field.


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