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OffTrackBetting.com - Los Alamitos Race Course in Los Alamitos, California will be the scene of the G1 CashCall Futurity on Saturday, December 9. Some of the best two-year olds in the land will line up on Los Alamitos dirt track and race 1 1/16 miles for the winner's share of the $300,000 purse and the 10-4-2-1 qualifying points for the first through fourth place finishers toward next year's Kentucky Derby.
A short but quality field of five will take to the track in the CashCall Futurity - race 3 on Los Alamitos Saturday schedule. Post time is 1:58 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all five entries for this intriguing "Road to the Kentucky Derby" G1 stakes.
Will hit the track for just the second time for trainer Bob Baffert of a terrific 5 1/4 length maiden score with a 100 BRIS Speed Figure as 12-1 third choice in his only career start - at Santa Anita October 28. McKinzie has looked great in training ahead of this weekend firing three straight bullet moves, including a six-furlong breeze in 1:12 4/5 Nov. 27 at Santa Anita Park and looks to build on a nice effort in what represents a huge step up in competition - with Mike Smith in the reins from post 5.
Bob Baffert trained colt has three career starts and has been competitive in all - a respectable second with a 100 BRIS Speed Rating behind Good Magic last time out in the biggest stage - as fifth choice in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Del Mar November 4 followed a second behind Bolt d'Oro in the G1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita September 30 and a maiden score by 1 3/4 lengths in a 6 1/2-furlong race at Del Mar September 2. Solomini shoots for a first stakes score and arrives in pretty good form. He departs from post 3 with Flavien Prat guiding him.
Will race for the fourth time for trainer Michael Machowsky having posted two wins and a runner-up finish so far. Last time out was a successful stakes debut - a 7 1/2 length gate-to-wire win as favorite in the minor Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate November 11. Before that was a maiden score June 10 and a second in his debut May 12 - both results at Santa Anita. Runaway Ghost steps up in good form and will chase a third straight win from gate 4 - in his two-turn debut. Joe Talamo rides.
Jerry Hollendorfer trained colt has three career starts with a win, a second and a third-place finish. He steps into stakes company for the first time Saturday having finally broken maiden last time out by 4 1/4 lengths at this distance at Santa Anita October 29 after a third as even-money favorite in a MSW on that track September 30 and a second in his debut - at Del Mar September 2. Instilled Regard has shown improvement every time out and hopes to make a statement Saturday from the rail. Drayden Van Dyke has the mount.
Has four career starts for trainer Michael Pender with a win and a second-place finish. He makes his graded stakes debut Saturday off a fourth in his stakes bow - at 72-1 in the listed Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita October 9. Before that was a Maiden Claiming score at Del Mar August 9, a second in a similar race on this very track July 14 and a sixth in his debut. For Him steps up in OK form and will leave from gate 2 with Edwin Maldonado aboard.
Race 3 on Los Alamitos Race Course's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:28 PM
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