Two-time stakes winner Run Away
heads a field of seven 2-year-olds in the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Saturday at Los Alamitos.
Scheduled for 6 ½ furlongs and restricted to colts or geldings offered for purchase at any Barretts sale, the Juvenile is the eighth of nine races. Post time Saturday is 2 p.m. Approximate post time for the Juvenile is 5:30 p.m.
The Los Alamitos Racing Association will also present another live money handicapping contest Saturday with a cash prize, three seats to the 2018 National Thoroughbred Racing Association National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas and more on the line.
In addition to the berths in the NHC, there will be also be five spots available for the Autumn Handicapping Contest at Santa Anita (Oct. 6-8) as well as three to next year’s NTRA Last Chance Horseplayers Championship Qualifier in Las Vegas.
Cost to enter the Los Alamitos Fall Qualifier is $500. Of that amount, $100 will be placed in the contest prize pool with the remaining funds going towards a live-money wagering card.
Contestants must enter prior to 2 p.m. – post time for the first race – Sept. 23. Players can begin entering the contest at 10 a.m. that morning and participants can purchase a maximum of two entries.
Tournament races will include the entire card at Los Alamitos with permitted wagers including win, place, show and exactas. Each entry must bet at least $100 on four races, but there is no wagering limit.
The player with the highest bankroll at the end of the day will be declared the winner and the player with the second highest bankroll will be the runner-up.
The winner will receive 50% of the prize pool, which will be capped at $10,000. The remaining payoffs: 20% (2nd place), 15% (3rd place), 10% (4th place) and 5% (5th place).
Players can sign up for the handicapping contest at losalamitos.com
as well as review complete contest rules. For any further questions, contact email@example.com or by telephone at 714-820-2690.
Owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc. and trained by Simon Callaghan, Run Away is easily the most accomplished member of the Barretts Juvenile cast and figures to be a short-priced favorite.
Purchased for $325,000 at the Barretts March sale earlier this year, the son of Run Away and Hide and the Pulpit mare Cabales has won three of four, including stakes victories in the Santa Anita Juvenile July 3 and the Grade II Best Pal Aug. 12 at Del Mar.
The Kentucky bred, who has earned $248,400, suffered his lone defeat when third as the 5-2 favorite in the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4.
Runner-up in a pair of stakes vs. California breds at Del Mar, Smokem will be seeking his second lifetime score for a partnership that includes Bada Beng Racing LLC, Victor Flores and breeder Terry Lovingier.
A son of Union Rags and the Smoke Glacken mare One Smokin’ Lady trained by Gary Sherlock, Smokem rallied to defeat maidens when 11-1 in his July 21 debut. He followed that up by completing the exacta behind Continental Divide in the Graduation Aug. 6 and Bookies Luck in the I’m Smokin Sept. 1. He’s banked $74,000.
Sherlock also entered the maiden Time for Cioppino. Owned by the trainer and breeder Lovingier, the Time to Get Even colt out of the Forest Wildcat mare Clawpuccino has earned $23,025 in five starts.
The two last out winners in the Juvenile are Here Is Happy and Southern Warlord.
A Tale of Ekati colt out of the Coronado’s Quest mare Love Or Money, Here Is Happy scored a 32-1 upset in his Aug. 31 debut for Joe Caso, Jim Kelly and Six-S Racing and trainer Craig Lewis.
The Ohio bred rallied from last in the five-furlong race against $80,000 maidens and earned $22,200.
Trained by Scott Rollins for owners Don Gibb and Regan Wright, Southern Warlord was a 7 ¾ length winner over $50,000 maidens in his Los Alamitos debut Sept. 14.
The Shackleford colt out of the Walter Willy mare Miss Nicolie has banked $20,145 in three races.
Thegloryisallmine, an Arizona bred son of Mineshaft and the Honour and Glory mare Ashley’s Glory, is winless in three starts for owner-breeder H & E Ranch, Inc. and trainer Molly Pearson. He’s earned $17,400.
Trainer Jeff Bonde, who has two stakes victories at the Los Angeles County Fair meet, will be represented by first-time starter Crazy Uncle Rick.
Purchased for $100,000 at the Barretts July sale, the Uncle Mo colt out of the Fair Skies mare Two Foxie has trained sharply for his initiation. He’s owned by Soumya Das, Philip Lebherz, Mark Stanton and Stephanie Wedge.
Bonde won the Barretts Debutante Sept. 16 with favored Ismelucky a week after capturing the Beverly J. Lewis with Princess Karen.
From inside out, the field for the 28th Barretts Juvenile: Thegloryisallmine, Brayan Pena rides, 116; pounds; Crazy Uncle Rick, Edwin Maldonado, 116; Run Away, Flavien Prat, 123; Southern Warlord, Austin Solis, 116; Here Is Happy, Joe Talamo, 118; Time for Cioppino, Tyler Baze, 116 and Smokem, Evin Roman, 118.
Source: Los Alamitos Race Course