LARC NEWS Posted: 4/21/2021 11:52:11 AM

SATURDAY, APRIL 24 – GATE WORKS

RACE 4 – MAIDENS 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 220 YARDS

#1 One Tough Chickie – March 25 12.70 at 220 yards

Outside Horse: Washington-bred filly is by Corona Cartel and out of the futurity and derby winner Ima Chickie Too. She worked from the outside this morning, finishing ahead of Fresno Way in 12.7 to 12.8. With a look that’s very reminiscent of her mother, One Tough Chickie stood calmly in the gate, broke alertly and was quick into her stride. She was asked once right-handed, while holding an advantage over Fresno Way. She continued eating up ground and had a clear lead on her rival, crossing the wire just over a length ahead of Fresno Way while under a hold at the wire. She continued under a hold after the wire and to the top of the clubhouse turn.

#2 Cousin Chris – April 6 :13.10 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Filly by Fly Thru The Fire worked from the inside post versus One Famous Cowgirl, who was entered to run on Friday. She left the gate cleanly and in good form, while moving evenly with One Famous Cowgirl at the start. She was flagged several time after the gap, while going evenly with her workout company. The two continued head-to-head for the next 25 yards until One Famous Cowgirl bursted forward to win the drill by a head. Cousin Chris was under wraps right after the wire.  

#3 El Best Tornado – April 6 :12.50 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Docs Best Card gelding out of the stakes placed mare Bo Dash Back. Leaving from the inside, El Best Tornado outworked Llego El Amo 12.5 to 12.7. El Best Tornado was leaning to his right while in the gate and came away with a slight hop. He quickly got into this stride, was asked left-handed and gained a lead on the bigger looking Llego El Amo before pulling away at the midway point.  From there, he flew home while finishing ¾ lengths ahead of Llego El Amo. His time was the 3rd fastest of 17.

#4 Watch Him Go – April 10 :12.60 at 220 yards

Middle Horse: Kiddy Up gelding was part of a three-horse set when besting his company, which included Fly Light to his inside and Pleasure Seeker to his outing. Pleasure Seeker is entered in Saturday’s 5th race at 300 yards. Watch Him Go broke slightly to the inside with his next stride being back to out, he picked up his momentum after the gap and continued smoothly from there, while taking a lead over Fly Light. He was under a hand-ride to the wire, finishing a half-length ahead of his inside foe. He continued showing a lot of run during his gallop out, while posting the 12th fastest of 37 drills.

#5 I Get It – April 13 :12.80 at 220 yards  

Inside Horse: Foose filly is out of the stakes winning filly Getit Together, who earned over $127,000 in her career. I Get It worked from the inside post as part of a three-horse field with her going evenly with Separate Choices and ahead of Cartell Chick. She stood in the gate beautifully and came away sharply. She had quick and compact stride early on while hooking up with Separate Choices. She was asked left-handed several times and continued on even terms to the wire with her company. I Get It continued with a lively gallop out from there. This was her third official work with the first coming at Turf Paradise followed by a 13 flat drill here on March 20.

#6 An Odd Sort – April 8 :12.50 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Colt is by Fly Thru The Fire and out of the champion Quirky and was purchased for $49,000 at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale. He’s a full brother to Quarrelsome, who won his racing debut on March 20. An Odd Sort worked from the rail vs. Race Thru The Fire when working evenly in 12.5 on April 8. He was antsy in the gate and stumbled at the start, he quickly picked up speed and was asked right-handed throughout the drill. He was flagged late as Race Thru The Fire took the lead to the wire, while An Odd Sort kept working with a lot of energy all the way to the clubhouse turn.  

RACE 5 – MAIDENS 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#1 Llego El Amo – April 16 :12.70 at 220 yards

Outside Horse: A big and tall looking gelding by Walk Thru The Fire, Llego El Amo worked from the outside post against the very sharp El Best Tornado on April 10. El Best Tornado is entered in Saturday’s fourth race. Llego El Amo came away cleanly before floating to the inside. He lost some ground to the very quick El Best Tornado, while continuing under the guidance of veteran exercise rider Alejandro Luna. He worked hard to the wire and continued giving it his all the through the gallop out. His time was the 7th fastest of 17 morning clockings on April 6.

#2 Pleasure Seeker – April 10 :12.90 at 220 yards

Outside Horse: Foose gelding out of the five-time winner Sweet TR, who was also a stakes winner, was part of a three-horse set when leaving from the outside post vs. a group that included Watch Him Go, who is in action in the Saturday’s fourth race. Pleasure Seeker He stood perfectly awaiting the start before stumbling shortly after leaving. He broke out, was asked once right-handed, made up a lot of ground late, while finishing 1 ½ lengths behind Watch Him Go and ¾ lengths behind Fly Light.

#3 J Super Corona – April 10 :12.30 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Corona Cartel colt was part of one of the morning’s fastest works on April 10 when working evenly with Reynas And Coronas in 12.3. Reynas And Coronas was entered to debut on Friday night. J Super Corona came away just behind his workmate before evening things out at the gap. He was asked once left-handed, continued evenly with Reynas And Coronas and finished just behind his rival at the wire. He continued to display a fast stride past the wire before cruising around the clubhouse turn. He finished with the third fastest of 37 drills.

#4 Bedazzle – March 27 :12.90 at 220 yards

Outside Horse: Filly by Fly Thru The Fire is out of the stakes winner Bemused. She was part of a three-horse set on March 27 when finishing behind Seems Up and Svelte. She stood nicely in the gate and broke to the inside. She bumped into Svelte a few strides into her work, which led her back to the outside. She was far behind the workout leader Seems Up at that point while losing about a length to Svelte. She was asked right-handed at the midway point and showed a quick burst, while still finishing a length behind Svelte. Bedazzled continued working hard after the wire and through the clubhouse turn.

#6 Knockout Cartel – April 3 :12.30 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Favorite Cartel colt worked from the inside post when finishing behind the stellar Eye On The Sky in one of the meet’s fastest overall morning works. Knockout Cartel went 12.3 to Eye On The Sky’s 12.2 clocking. He hesitated leaving the gate, scampering to the inside. He was under a busy hand ride early on, settled nicely and just trailed the perfectly tripped Eye On The Sky. He continued under a hand-ride and finished about ¾ lengths behind at the wire. After showing a good late punch, Knockout Cartel continued striding nicely during his gallop out. This was the second fastest of 25 drills.

RACE 7 – MAIDENS 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#1 Big Fire Cartel MRL – April 10 :12.40 at 220 yards

Outside Horse: Filly by Big Daddy Cartel worked from the outside post versus Carlisle Champ, who was entered to run Friday. Big Fire Cartel MRL outworked her company in 12.4 to Carlisle Champ’s 12.5. She was fast out of the gate and came away in good form. She kept a straight path, worked head-to-head with Carlisle Champ, and eventually inched ahead after the midway point. She kept pulling ahead with each stride from there and won the drill by a half-length. She continued strong after the wire and looked from gate to clubhouse turn. Her time was the 5th fastest of 37 drills.

#2 Jess Kick Your Seis – April 1 :13.20 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Colt by Apollitical Jess worked from the inside vs. the Lousiana Senator gelding Jetts Senator when finishing just behind that rival in 13.1 to 13.2. Working without blinkers, Jess Kick Your Six broke poorly and may have been brushed slightly or at least crowded right after. He went to the inside, leveled out, was asked once right-handed, and continued working hard from there. He crossed the wire a length behind his company. He showed his best stride right at the wire and shortly after from there before going under a hold before the clubhouse turn.

#3 Faster Than Fire – April 10 :12.90 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Was part of a three horse set when working from the inside post against See The World and Lovely Evening, who was entered for Friday’s card. A filly by Fast Prize Cartel, Faster Than Fire is out of productive mare California Wildfire. Faster Than Fire waited quietly for the start and came away cleanly. She drifted to the inside after the gap but continued evenly with her workmates. She did the work on her own, moving smoothly along the rail and finished a length behind Lovely Evening. She had a solid gallop out from there, continuing sharply around the clubhouse turn.

#4 This Eagle Fires – April 10 :12.80 at 220 yards

Inside Horse: Colt by One Famous Eagle is a half-brother to champion and millionaire J Fire Up. He worked evenly here with Declared Best Card, both traveling in 12.8. He grazed the left gate door leaving there, but still came away in solid form. He got into a smooth stride right away, as he held a slight lead over Declared Best Card. He was flagged a few times at the midway point and then asked right-handed as he continued dueling with his foe. He hit the wire just ahead of his foe and continued solidly from there after posting the 18th fastest of 37 drills.

#6 Eye On The Sky – April 3 at :12.20 at 220 yards

Outside Horse: Favorite Cartel colt posted the fastest of 25 drills here when leaving from the outside post when outworking the game Knockout Cartel 12.2 to 12.3. He came away a bit inside but in good shape and accelerated quickly from there. He continued with a powerful stride while under a light hold in the final 50 yards to the wire. He continued showing good form past the wire in an overall standout drill.

SUNDAY, APRIL 25 – GATE WORKS

ALL RACES ARE TRIALS TO THE ROBERT ADAIR KINDERGARTEN FUTURITY

RACE 1 – KINDERGARTEN TRIAL - 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#6 Cartel Boogie – April 6 12:40 at 220 Yards

Inside Horse: Arizona-bred by Corona Cartel outworked her company from the inside post going 12.4 to Zzzuuum Zoom’s 12.5. Cartel Boogie broke alertly and showed quickness right from the word go. She had a ¼ length lead after the gap but appeared to tail off at the midway point. Her rider asked her to refocus, and she responded with a good finish while hitting the wire a half-length ahead of Zzzuuum Zoom. Cartel Boogie did some zooming of her from there, continuing nicely after the wire and through the rest of her gallop out. Her time was the 2nd fastest of 17.

RACE 3 – KINDERGARTEN TRIAL - 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#1 Its a Famous Trend – April 10 :13.0 at 220 Yards

Inside Horse: Colt by One Famous Eagle was outworked from the inside post when facing Kindergarten trialist Six One Nine while going 13 flat to his rivals’ 12.9. Its A Famous Trend hop-scotched out of the gate before floating to the inside. He continued drifting inwardly, ending up right next to the rail. Was under a busy hand-ride from there and was asked for more in the late going and finished a half-length behind his foe. He kept his stride past the wire and to the middle of the clubhouse turn. His time was the 14th fastest of 31 drills.  

RACE 4 – KINDERGARTEN TRIAL - 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#7 Lethal Blood – March 9 (COUNTER 4:10):12.5 at 220 yards

Outside Horse – Colt by Apollitical Blood was purchased for $23,000 at the Heritage Place Sale. Lethal Blood did a quick hop out of the gate, came in and may have lightly brushed his foe. He moved away from there and had room to run. He was hand ridden the whole way and he hooked with workmate Docs First Name as the two continued on even terms to the finish line. They remained evenly during the gallop out. Lethal Blood  had the second fastest 16 works on March 9. His previous work was a 13 flat on February 27. Lethal Blood was scratched from a maiden race on April 9.

RACE 5 – KINDERGARTEN TRIAL - 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#3 Six One Nine – April 10 :12.9 at 220 yards

Outside Horse – The homebred colt by FDD Dynasty partnered with Its A Famous Trend in this April 10 work in which the runner with the San Diego zip code charged out  the gate before racing a bit awkwardly through the gap. He followed the drifting in Its A Famous Trend to the inside before kicking into a gear to move ahead of his rival. He was under a hold in the final 50 yards, as he won the drill by a half-length. He was very much wrapped up past the wire, as he moved comfortably during the gallop to finish with the 20th fastest of 37 works.

RACE 6 – KINDERGARTEN TRIAL - 2-YEAR-OLDS AT 300 YARDS

#1 Beduino Surprise – April 8 :12.7 at 220 yards

Outside Horse – Gelding by Ed Burke Million Futurity winner Turbulent Times was part of a three-horse drill in which he bettered his company while posting a time of :12.7. Leaving the gate from the outside post, Beduino Surprise left the gate inwardly and with determination before coming back to the outside and finding a lot of running room. He showed a quick stride from there, while under a light hold. He was actually let loose a little more after the wire, as he continued with a lot of energy after posting the 5th fastest of 12 drills.

#7 Midnite Fling – March 27 :12.0 at 220 yards

Outside Horse – Filly by Apollitical Jess left the gate from the outside post on the way an ultra-impressive drill over Howling Till Dawn in a time of 12.0 to 12.5. That clocking was not only the morning’s fastest of 24 drills on March 27, it’s the fastest recorded by a 2-year-old all season long. Midnite Fling could not wait to get to running, as she was a bit antsy in the gate. When the gates opened, she hopped out but then took off after her second stride. Midnite Fling was flying from there, opening a daylight lead, all while being corrected as she tried to drift in after the gap. She continued to guzzle ground, striding out smoothly, and finishing in terrific form while under a comfortable hand-ride. She was never pushed and continued with a solid gallop out as her rider looked around to find the competition.  


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