LARC NEWS Posted: 3/19/2018 11:11:06 PM

             Kolleen Ledgerwood’s Razzel Dazzel had the bullet work during the first morning of 2-year-old gate drills back on Saturday, February 24 when covering the 220 yards in :12.50. Trained by Roberto Dominguez, Razzel Dazzel was at it again this past Saturday morning, as the Walk Thru Fire filly delivered the morning’s fastest drills of :12.20.  

Working from the inside post, Razzel Dazzel was quick into her stride and showed a lot of energy early on. She drifted inwardly, but was not pushed hard while exhibiting a nice gallop out for more than 200 yards past the wire. Razzel Dazzel is eligible to the million dollar futurities at Los Alamitos including the Golden State Million Futurity and the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity.  A graduate of the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, Razzel Dazzel was listed in the catalog under the name of Walk With Anna and was part of the Firth Ranch consignment. Her dam is Tac Out, a winner of five races and $65,425. Tac Out made eight starts in stakes races and her best finishes included third place efforts in the 2013 Matron Stakes, 2012 Debutante Stakes and 2012 Junos Request Handicap at Los Alamitos. Razzel Dazzel’s grand-dam is Separate Tac, who was second in the Rainbow Derby and also competed in the All American Derby and Ruidoso Futurity. Separate Tac is also the mother of local stakes winner Attack The Cartel.    

Ledgerwood’s Legally Hott worked alongside with Razzel Dazzel in this drill and matched the :12.20 bullet time. Also conditioned by Dominguez, Legally Hot was asked once by her exercise rider during this drill, which helped the Walk Thru Fire filly finished nicely in the 220-yard drill. Legally Hott was purchased for $41,000 from the Ed Allred consignment at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale. Her mother is Thinking About Chick, who produced the First Down Express gelding Thinking First, a winner of $147,378 while running second in the 2008 Grade 1 Southern California Derby and third to AQHA champion One Famous Eagle in the 2008 Grade 1 Golden State Derby. Thinking First was also a finalist to the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity in 2007. Legally Hott is eligible to run in the trials to the Grade 2 Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity.

A total of 18 2-year-olds posted works this Saturday with 15 of them are eligible to compete in the Kindergarten trials. Two of these Kindergarten eligible runners are Ron Hartley’s Bookofmatches, a filly also by Walk Thru Fire, and Quick To Royalty, a Favorite Cartel filly. They each stopped the timer in :12.30. on Saturday.

Trained by John Cooper, Bookofmatches is out of the Separatist mare Separtini, whose family includes 2012 California Breeders Sprint Stakes winner Ronsepi. The Paul Jones-trained Quick To Royalty is a Utah-bred out of GM Silver Dreams, who posted wins at SunRay Park and Zia Park.

The morning’s next two fastest clockings went to Hartley’s Capitol Grille and EG High Desert Farms’ Amanda Rose. Capitol Grille is a filly by Walk Thru Fire and out of Ruths Chris, a winner of over $38,000 and of the Merial Evergreen Park Distaff Challenge. Capitol Grill worked in :12.40. EG High Desert Farms’ Fast Amanda Rose is a  filly by First Prize Cartel and out of Eyesontheprice.

Fast Amanda Rose’s granddam is First Rate Choice, a winner of over $98,000 and an eight-time stakes runner in her career. First Rate Choice’s mother is the great broodmare Harems Choice, who produced All American Futurity winner Royal Quick Dash, Los Alamitos Million Futurity winner A Regal Choice, AQHA champion 2-year-old colt First Sovereign, and Southern California Derby winner Harems Last Dash. Fast Amanda Rose covered the 220 yards in :12.50.

Capitol Rose and Fast Amanda Rose are both eligible to race in the Kindergarten trials.

Here are some other highlights from Saturday’s workouts:

·         Lou Dobbs, a California-bred colt by Favorite Cartel and out of Classic Sassy Chick, worked in :12.6 for trainer Jesus Nunez. His mother is a 10-time winner of over $226,000. She hit the board in 20 of her 25 career starts and won the 2002 Grade 1 AQHA Juvenile Challenge. She’s also the dam of the hard-knocking runner De Moss.

·         Favorite Crown, an Oklahoma-bred colt by Favorite Cartel and out of Uzoom Corona, worked in :12.7. His dam is by Azoom and out of the millionaire AQHA champion Corona Cash, winner of the  1997 All American Futurity and Ed Burke Million Futurity, 1998 Los Alamitos Derby, and 1999 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap. All four of those races were Grade 1 events.

·         Jessa Cat, a Missouri-bred fily by Stray Cat and out of Jessa Runner, worked in :12.8. Her mother is Loose Lips, who earned over $83,000, while running second in a star-studded Kansas Futurity in 1992 and third in that year’s Heritage Place Futurity. That Kansas Futurity was won by the AQHA champion 2-year-old Deceptively and also featured Mr Eye Opener, All American Futurity winner Dash Thru Traffic, Buzz Word, and Runaway Cash.

·         Farmboy Payday, an Oregon-bred colt by Hawkinson and Shirleys Strawfly, worked in :12.9. He’s a full sibling to 2014 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and 2015 Ruidoso Derby winner BF Farm Boss ($932,655) and 2006 Rainbow Derby and 2007 Bank of America Challenge Championship winner Strawkins ($621,419). Strawkins was the AQHA champion aged gelding in 2007. Farmboy Payday is also a full sibling to stakes winner Raining Fresh Daiseys.

·         Everybodyneedsahero, an Oklahoma-bred colt by Valiant Hero and out of Beg Stel Or Borrow, worked in :12.9. His mother earned over $68,000 and was second to Secretly Hot in the 2012 Governor’s Cup Futurity.

·         Miltiades, an Oklahoma-bred colt by First Moonflash and out of Kaniska, worked in :13.0. His mother earned $95,939 and won the 2006 La Primera Del Ano Derby.


Los Alamitos Race Course will once again offer video of 2-year-old workouts held at the Orange County oval. Video access is absolutely FREE and can be viewed by using Windows Media Player at the following link: 

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