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Twisted Sifter Goes After 7th Win Of 2018 In Chingaderos On Friday
Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap winner Twisted Sifter will head a strong field in the Chingaderos Handicap on Friday night.

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Twisted Sifter Goes After 7th Win Of 2018 In Chingaderos On Friday

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—OCTOBER 11, 2018—Ronnie Brooks Keller’s Twisted Sifter will look to tie Country Boy 123 for the most wins in 2018 by a Quarter Horse in North America when he goes after his seventh victory of the year in the Chingaderos Handicap on Friday night.

Twisted Sifter has had a steady climb in the racing ranks over the course of the season. After going winless as a 2-year-old last year, Twisted Sifter began with a sixth place finish in a trial to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby.

He has won six of eight starts since then and has moved up from the $16,000 claiming ranks to stakes winner in the Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap and top contender in the Chingaderos. Jonathan Roman, who has ridden the FDD Dynasty gelding to five of his wins, will ride him for trainer Roman Figueroa from post number five.

SC Vapor Trail and CM Boom Shakalaka, a pair of local stakes winners, will also be in action in the Chingaderos.

SC Vapor Trail, daughter of leading sire Corona Cartel, won the John Deere Juvenile Challenge last year and has been in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity and Grade 2 Golden State Derby finals.

Grade 1 stakes finalist CM Boom Shakalaka, gelding by Carters Cartel, won the James Smith Handicap and Dillingham Handicap and crossed the wire first in the Four Forty Blast Handicap, but was disqualified and placed fifth after lugging out and bothering a rival.

Grade 1 finalist Unblemished, Grade 2 finalist Better Than Ever, and Northwest arrival L Bar D Razle Dazle will complete the field.

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The Chingaderos is named in honor of the 1988-89 AQHA champion aged gelding. Trained by John Cooper for Carol and Michelle Cooper, Chingaderos won 23 of 56 career starts and earned $853,404. Bred by John and Carol Cooper, the Beduino gelding won 13 stakes races at Los Alamitos, including the Grade 1 Golden State Futurity in 1985 and the Grade 1 El Primero Del Ano Derby and Grade 1 Los Alamitos Derby in 1986. During his two championship season, Chingaderos won a total of nine stakes races, most notably the Grade 1 Quarter Horse Breeders Classic’s Sprint Stakes in 1988.

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