Professor G at Los Alamitos takes a look at the most recent workouts posted by the 21 first time starters in the trials to the Grade II Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity to be contested here on Sunday night. Videos of gate works are available here: https://www.losalamitos.com/Workouts.aspx?id=3
#1 Argumentative – April 14 :12.30 at 220 yards
Gelding by Stel Corona, Argumentative is a full brother to Ed Burke Million finalists Toughie and Unchangeable. Argumentative will veer to the inside and continue to drift in while being asked several times early on before finishing well under a hand ride. Will win this drill in easy fashion by about three lengths when posting the the 4th fastest of 47 works. His workmate, Flex Jet, went in :13 flat.
#3 Flash Bak - April 11 :12.30 – 220 yards
Purchased for $30,000 at the Ruidoso Sale, Missouri-bred gelding is by Moonin The Eagle. Dam won the 2006 Governor’s Cup Futurity. Flash Bak will be facing the highly promising 2-year-old Jet Blew Dash, who will also race in Sunday’s trials. Flash Bak will bobbled leaving the gate and will be asked right-handed a few times early. He will come on strong in the second half of the drill and will make up ground on Jet Blew Dash late before crossing the wire just ahead of the filly. Flash Bak and Jet Blew Dash worked evenly in :12.3 on April 11 – good enough for the fastest time of 8 drills on April 11.
#5 Empire Builder – April 4 :13.40 – 220 yards
Empire Builder will face Roses For A Princess, who ran fifth in her debut on April 25. Empire Builder was fractious in the gate, will break slow and drift in. He’s asked right-handed right away and will continue to drift in while trailing right from the start. He’ll be outwork here by about four lengths before drifting out around the clubhouse turn.
#6 Kool Chic – April 16 :12.70 – 220 yards
Favorite Cartel filly is from the family of $198,000 winner Kool Cade. Kool Chic worked without the use of blinkers this morning while starting from the inside vs. See For Yourself, who is a Good Reason SA filly out of the stakes winner Tiny First Down. Kool Chic bobbled a little bit at the start but came away with the lead. She will be asked a couple of times right-handed while holding off the late challenge from See For Yourself. Kool Chick won the work :12.7 to :12.8. Kool Chic finished with the 24th fastest of 40 drills on April 11.
#7 Delila Rose – April 16 :12.70 – 220 yards
Texas-bred filly sired by Kindergarten and Ed Burke Million winner Carters Cartel, Delila Rose will win this drill 12.7 to 13.2 when facing the Favorite Cartel gelding Cant Take A Joke. Delila Rose broke okay but immediately turned her head sideways a couple times during this work. Nevertheless, the filly will show nice acceleration and will separate herself from her rival. She will drift in about 30 yards before the wire before continuing nicely during her gallop out. Her previous workouts came at 220-yard works at Turf Paradise in Arizona.
#5 Leah Carroll – April 4 - :12.30 – 220 yards
Leah Carroll, a filly by Hes Relentless out of the Ocean Runaway mare Viva La Blue, will take on Bubala, who finished second at 6-1 odds to Jess Cartel Eyes on April 25. Leah Caroll will break in, before zigzagging, going in and out in the middle of the work. She will be asked twice at the halfway mark and will eventually settle, finish nicely and continue past the wire with a solid gallop out. Her work time :12.3 was the 8th fastest of 48 drills.
#8 Just Thinker – April 14 - :12.30 – 220 yards
Kiddy Up filly by out of the mare Thoughtfully, who was a winner in her racing debut. Just Thinker will outwork Chick A She in this workout 12.3 to 12.7. Just Thinker will break in but he quickly finds his stride. Rider will hustle him early on and this runner responds with nice and powerful strides. He is asked once left-handed and will win this drill easily by about 2 ½ lengths. His clocking was the 4th fastest of 47 works on this morning.
#1 Garda Da Cash – April 14 :12.10 – 220 yards
Colorado-bred colt by Good Reason SA will work from the outside vs. Carefree Highway. Garda Da Cash wins this work impressively :12.10 to :12.70. Garda Das Cash will break in but comes away sharply and really picks up speed halfway through the drill. He is never asked and will finish solidly while drifting in just a bit at the end. His winning margin here is about 3 ½ lengths. This was the bullet work from 47 rills on April 14.
#2 California Burnin – April 14 :12.50 – 220 yards
A filly by Walk Thru Fire, she was moving her head in the gate before the start when working evenly with Dynasty N Boogie. She broke in but took the lead over the workmate. Was asked left-handed and then right-handed while crossing the wire on even terms with her companion. Their time was 22nd fastest work of 47 on April 14.
#3 Milan Red – April 14 :12.50 – 220 yards
Corona Cartel colt is out of multiple stakes winner Whatta Knockout. He’ll face Paint Me Fearless in this work. Paint Me Fearless finished fifth to A Solid Reason on Friday night. Milan Red hopped out of the gate and broke in to bump the filly Paint Me Fearless. He will drift out and will be hustled a couple of times right-handed. He will respond by floating towards the inside part of the track and will settle at the end with a nice burst. A solid workout time considering his early troubles. Had the 22nd fastest of 47 drills.
#5 Bully - April 14 :12.60 – 220 yards –
Inside Sired by Foose, Bully is a half-brother to race 3 starter Argumentative. He’ll work evenly here with Take Your Choice in a time of :12.6. He breaks inward and is asked for more right-handed. Will hook up with Take Your Choice right away and the two will go head-to-head the rest of the way. Bully finishes the work while under a hand ride while showing nice run past the wire. The time for the works was the 29th fastest of 47 spins this morning.
#6 Jess Beautiful Fire – April 14 :12.40 – 220 yards
Purchased for $47,000 at the Heritage Place Sale, this Mr Jess Perry filly will work evenly with the Kiss My Hocks filly Holiday Hocks. They will both cross the wire in a time of :12.4. Jess Beautiful Fire will be just a little antsy in the gate and will break in before leveling out while going evenly with her rival. She will continue with a nice stride and is never asked in this morning spin.
#5 KR Frosty – April 16 :12.40 – 220 yards
One Sweet Jess gelding is out of KR Dragonfly, a stakes winner at Zia Park and she was stakes placed when facing distaffers in the G3 Las Damas at Los Alamitos. He’ll work evenly with the Docs Best Card filly J Boogies Card in a time of :12.40. He will break inward and is asked several times throughout the work and will be outworked by about a head. Will show good energy past the wire while posting the 5th fastest of 40 gate works.
#8 Master K Roll – April 14 :12.40 – 220 yards
Bred in Mexico, Master K Roll is by Natovas Prince out of a stakes winning mare at Canterbury. Master K Roll will go :12.40 in this work while his workmate, the One Sweet Jess filly Only Sweet Sister will go in :12.80. Master K Roll will break clean and straight out of the gate while showing nice energy throughout. He will drift in just a tad at the end, but solid work under a hand ride. This was the 14th fastest of 47 works.
#1 Apollitical J Kite – April 2 :12.20 – 220 yards
Apollitical Jess gelding is out of major futurity finalist Chalalita. His granddam is Chalala, who was a winning machine as an aged mare here. Will outworked College Scandal, who finished second in her debut to Jess Lyndes Reason on April 18. He broke sharply and will take a nice early lead over College Scandal. Will pull away from his rival halfway though and will finish powerfully while display a strong, smooth stride. Will lug out around the clubhouse turn. This was the fastest of 19 drills on April 2.
#1 Jet Blew Dash – April 11 :12.30 – 220 yards. Inside Horse
A half-sister to 2007 World Champion Blues Girl Too, the legendary winner of both the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity and Champion of Champions. Jet Blew Dash worked evenly with Flash Bak, who drew into Kindergarten trial number three. Jet Blew Dash was a little antsy in the gate before leaving the gate nice and straight. She had the early lead on Flash Bak while being hand ridden here. Rival came up strong in the late going with Jet Blew Dash remaining focus and with good energy while finishing just a few inches behind her rival when both posted a :12.3 clocking on April 11. They tied for the fastest of 8 works on April 11.
#3 Chatter Box – April 14 :12.80 – 220 yards
Seperate Interest filly out of the stakes winner Blabber will be outworked by Up For You :12.3 to :12.8. Chatter Box walked out the gate to trail right from the start. She drifted in while being asked right-handed. She continue to drift in and this time she’s corrected left-handed. She will float out from there while racing greenly throughout.
#8 Holiday Hocks – April 14 - :12.40 – 220 yards
The Kiss My Hocks filly will post the 14th fastest of 47 works. She worked evenly here with Jess Beautiful Fire, who is racing in Sunday’s sixth race. Holiday Hocks will break in and will be asked a few times left-handed. Will hook up with her workmate and they’ll hit the wire in unison.
#3 No Questions – March 31 :12.50 – 220 yards
No Questions will work against Favorite Role, who finished third to the highly regarded Jess Lyndes Reason on April 18. No Questions will break in and level out just past the gap. He was asked a couple of times left-handed while continuing with a nice late stride and a solid gallop while finishing about a length behind Favorite Role. No Questions is from the family of multiple derby winner Forget It and the derby winner Forgive Him. This was the 7th fastest of 44 drils.
#7 Wb Tiny Star – March 31 :12.70 – 220 yards
First Moonflash gelding was bred in Utah by the Watterson Brothers. In this March 31st work, WB Tiny Star is working alongside Oreeo, who was an impressive winner on April 19 and who is racing in tonight’s 5th race. WB Tiny Star will hop out of the gate and lunge to the inside. He is asked a couple of times left-handed and will hook up with Oreeo after the gap. Eventually, Oreeo will pull away from Wb Tiny Star, who goes on to record the 19th fastest of 44 drills.
#8 Bob E McGee – April 4 :12.20 – 220 yards
Has worked from the gate three times this Spring and he’s improved with each drill. His last work was the bullet work on April 4 when going :12.20 while outworking recent runner-up Hi High Hopes by a length. Bob E McGee broke to the inside but settled nicely. He was tapped once right-handed and asked again at the halfway point. Bob E McGee shows a beautiful stride, tons of energy and finishes the drill with a nice gallop out. The Tres Seis colt is out of Dash Ta Moon, who earned over $300,000 in her racing career. His workmate, Hi High Hopes, is in tonight’s fourth race after debuting with a second-place finish to Jeanetics on April 18.