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LOS ALAMITOS, CA—MARCH 19, 2020, 2020—Tac Me Up and Rite Quick, a pair of stakes winners during the current racing season at Los Alamitos, will be among the six talented older horses that will race in the $15,000 Mr Jet Moore Handicap at 350 yards here on Saturday night.
Eight races are scheduled with first post slated for 6 p.m. (PDT). The racing action is being held behind closed doors at Los Alamitos with no spectators allowed inside the facility.
Alberto Rosiles’ Rite Quick has made a name for himself as perhaps the quickest horses on the grounds based on his outstanding record at 110 yards. The son of Favorite Cartel has won four of his last five starts at 100 or 110 yards, including The Blink Of An Eye Handicap on February 29, but he’s also done well at other longer distances.
He was second to Tac Me Up in the 350-yard Cypress Handicap on January 17 and second to Duck Dash N Go in the 300-yard Super Sound Charge Handicap last December. A track record holder at 110 yards, Rite Quick will leave the gate from along the rail in the Mr Jet Moore.
Ruth Barbour, Colten O’Dell and Wendy O’Dell’s Tac Me Up added another stakes win to his record when drawing away late to win the Cypress by a half-length. The multiple graded stakes finalist had previously finished second in the Grade 2 Southern California Derby and has consistently posted strong efforts in stakes races.
The 4-year-old Kiddy Up gelding has won seven of 19 career starts and has finished in the money a total of 14 times. Eduardo Nicasio will ride for AQHA champion trainer Chris O’Dell.
Other contenders in this race include Mark & Peggy Brown’s Jess My Kiss, a Grade 1 winner and fifth place finisher in this year’s Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship; Kolleen Ledgerwood’s Jimbosecret, who was second to Rite Quick in the Blink Of An Eye after posting back-to-back victories; John and Carold Cooper’s Alamode, who defeated two-time Blane Schvaneveldt Handicap winner Jess A Cowboy by 3/4 lengths on March 6; and classy veteran Chicks Fayvorite.
Ed Allred’s outstanding sophomore gelding Circle City returns to action on Saturday night when he heads what promises to be an action packed seventh race here at 110 yards.
The gray by Favorite Cartel finished second in last year’s Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity and most recently crossed the wire sixth in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby. Saturday’s race will be his first start since the Winter Derby on February 8.
He’ll be going after his fifth win in eight career starts and enters as the richest horse in the field with $202,552. Allred’s Deceiver, who ran in the 2018 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, is among the others that’ll be in action in this race.
Courtesy of www.losalamitos.com.