LARC NEWS Posted: 1/19/2021 9:38:03 PM

GATE WORK – SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

RACE  4 – LOS ALAMITOS WINTER DERBY TRIALS - 3-YEAR-OLDS AT 400 YARDS

#3 Proud Movin Renegade – December 26 :18.5 at 350 yards

            Solo Work: Had a solo drill here on the morning after Christmas Day, as he left the gate cleanly but was dashing around like he was still looking for some hidden gifts around his house. He first moved out then circled back to the inside part of the track in accelerated fashion, turned his head and continued to shift inside. His rider had to correct him left-handed that helped the Idaho-bred star find his stride. He leveled out from there, found a straight path and solid in the second part of the drill and throughout a good-looking gallop out around the clubhouse turn.  He finished second in the Wild West Futurity in his last start on October 25.

RACE  6 – LOS ALAMITOS WINTER DERBY TRIALS - 3-YEAR-OLDS AT 400 YARDS

#8 Fly The Coup – January 2  :18.0 at 350 yards

            Solo Work: Qualified to the Grade 2 Kindergarten final last year but was scratched from the final. He finished third in his trial to the Ed Burke Million and ran two excellent races at Ruidoso Downs. He’s had trouble in his last two outings and comes in here after a quick work on January 2. He left the starting gate enclosure with a bobble before straightening out. He was quick into his stride and was flying late while floating slightly to the inside under an encouraging hand ride all the way to the finish line. He continued nicely past the wire and his athletic ability was well on display throughout. He was purchased for $250,000 as a yearling.

RACE  7 – LOS ALAMITOS WINTER DERBY TRIALS - 3-YEAR-OLDS AT 400 YARDS

#6 Gowdy – January 2 :18.2 at 350 yards

            Outside Horse: Worked with race eight starter Watch Over Bella when being outworked 18 to 18.2 on January 2. Starting from the outside post, Gowdy moved outwardly early on and looked bit green during the early part of this drill before leveling out. He trailed Watch Over Bella by daylight during the first 100 yards. He started drifting inside and was corrected by his rider. He was about two lengths behind Watch Over Bella at this point but finish with a surge to close the gap between the two rivals. He continued his late momentum past the wire and through his gallop out. His work time of 18.2 was the fifth fastest of 10.    

RACE  8 – LOS ALAMITOS WINTER DERBY TRIALS - 3-YEAR-OLDS AT 400 YARDS

#4 CM Dillingham Advice – December 22  :18.2 at 350 Yards                                            

        Solo Work: Has not raced since winning the Wild West Futurity on October 25. He comes into this race after an 18.2 solo drill on December 22. He was moving his head back and around in the gate before the start of his work and hesitated just a tad leaving. After hopping out of the gate, he moved slightly inward and then came back out. He floated a bit more to the outside, almost running under the shade of the Los Alamitos grandstand. He continued to work hard from there and was rolling nicely during his gallop out.   

#7 Watch Over Bella – January 2 :18 at 350 yards

            Outside Horse: Worked in tandem with race seven participant Gowdy, outdueling his foe in a time of 18 flat to 18.2 on January 2. Leaving from the inside post, Watch Over Bella was fast out of the gate and established an early lead over his workmate. He floated to the inside before the gap and continued to motor along under a hand ride early on and a light hold as he approached the wire. He finished a 1 ½ lengths ahead of Gowdy while posting the fastest of 10 drills.

GATE WORK – SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

RACE  5 – ALLOWANCE - 3-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#2 Unstoppable One – January 2 :12.2 at 300 yards

            Inside Horse: Worked from the inside post when going evenly against A Mere Bail when they both went in a time of :12.2 on January 2. Unstoppable One stumbled lightly at the start but was quickly into his stride. He grabbed a slight advantage over A Mere Bail while continued to move under a hand-ride. The workmates continued racing heads apart to the wire with Unstoppable One winning the drill by a slim margin. Unstoppable One flew after the wire, pulling away from A Mere Bail and continuing powerfully through the clubhouse turn.

#3 A Dash Of Sign – January 5 :18.3 at 350 yards

            Solo Work: Was standing in attentive fashion before accelerating right when the gates opened. He moved in a straight path and really picked up speed during the second half of the drill while under a steady hand-ride to the wire. He wasn’t pushed after the finish line and continued moving easily around the clubhouse turn.

RACE  6 – BRAD MCKINZIE CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS - 4-YEAR-OLDS & UP AT 400 YARDS

#7 Sepertist Dash – November 21  :12.10 at 220 yards

            Inside Horse: Outworked Illuminada Corona from the inside post when crossing the finish line in 12.1 to 12.2 in his most recent gate drill back on November 21. The 8-year-old is making his first start in 13 months after posting this gate work and two other turn and works on December 19 and most recently on January 3. The gray sprinter lunged out of the gate from the inside post and skied in and out for the first 100 yards. He also opened a clear lead ahead of Illuminada Corona by the midway point and continued to flash good speed while floating to the inside. The gray ghost continued flying past the wire during a sharp gallop out.

RACE  7 – BRAD MCKINZIE CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS - 4-YEAR-OLDS & UP AT 400 YARDS

#2 Black Fryday – September 15 :18.10 at 350 yards

            Solo Work: A two-time derby winner in 2018, he made three starts during his 2019 campaign and did not race in 2020. He was busy in the mornings last year, posting four workouts starting in August. His last gate drill came on September 15 when working in 18.10. Black Fryday had a very troubled start in that solo drill, stumbling and going to his knees before regaining his stride. He drifted to the inside and was never asked after the troubled start. He also had a part of turn and works on December 5 and January 2.     

#6 Favorite Horizonte – December 9  :18.70 at 350 yards

            Solo Work: He was leaning on the right side of the gate and looked straight ahead just before the doors opened. He had a slight bobble at the start but came away relatively cleanly and straight. He had short strides during the first part of the work before stretching out with a lot more power during the second half of the work. He looked good at the wire and continued with a smooth gallop out around the turn. He came back to post a turn and work in 12.60 on January 2.

RACE  8 – BRAD MCKINZIE CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS - 4-YEAR-OLDS & UP AT 400 YARDS

#1 Pay M In Front – December 22  :18.3 at 350 Yards                                                

          Solo Work: Returns to action after running the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby. He posted a solo work in 18.3 at 350 yards in preparation for this outing, a drill in which broke a bit awkwardly and to the inside before finding his stride as he approached the gap. He was flagged right-handed and he responded with a good burst of speed and continued speed to the wire in a very strong finish to his drill. He qualified to the Super Derby thanks to a third place finish to John Carter Cash in the trials to that million dollar race.   


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