The longest shot in the field at 16-1, Time for Kisses clicked in her Los Alamitos debut Friday.
A Time to Get Even filly owned by a partnership that includes Tom London, Eugene Zondlo and breeder Terry Lovingier and trained by Gary Sherlock, Time for Kisses was able to score the upset by a neck despite drifting out badly approaching the wire.
Out of the Awesome Gambler mare River Kiss, Time for Kisses, who pressed the pace outside favored Bam Bams Lil River before getting the lead inside the final eighth of a mile, paid $35.40, $9.80 and $5.20.
She completed the six furlongs under jockey Edgar Payeras in 1:11.98 for her second win in six starts. She’s earned $61,460.
All Tea All Shade, the 3-1 second choice in the $20,000 claimer for 3-year-old fillies, rallied along the inside to gain second, 1 ¼ lengths in front of 9-2 shot Tick Tock. The runner-up returned $4.60 and $3 while the show price on Tick Tock was $3.80.
Bam Bams Lil River, the 11-10 choice and a winner of her two previous starts at Los Alamitos, Staythirstymyamigo and Gadot completed the order of finish.
Earlier in the afternoon, apprentice jockey Ferrin Peterson, 27, collected her first victory in Southern California, capturing the first race with Royal Seeker.
With two days remaining in the Summer Thoroughbred Festival, apprentices Jorge Velez and J.C. Diaz are tied for the lead in the jockey standings with six wins apiece. Geovanni Franco is next with five.
Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Andrew Lerner and Peter Miller share the lead in the trainer’s race. All have three victories.
Racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Post time is 1 p.m.
The highlight of the program is the Grade III, $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles.
Game Winner, the champion 2-year-old of 2018, is the prohibitive 1-5 favorite on Russell Hudak’s morning line.
Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for owners Gary and Mary West, Game Winner will be adding blinkers for his first start since he was fifth – via disqualification – after an extremely wide trip in the Kentucky Derby May 4 at Churchill Downs.
The son of Candy Ride and the A.P. Indy mare Indyan Giving has won four of seven and earned $1,936,000. The Los Alamitos Derby is the sixth of eight races and has a scheduled post time of 3:28 p.m.
Pick Six Carryover Awarits Saturday at Los Alamitos
CYPRESS, Calif. – There will be a Pick Six carryover of $11,379 when racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos, the next-to-last day of the Summer Thoroughbred Festival.
The carryover was triggered by upsets by Time for Kisses ($35.40) in the sixth race and Miss Ominpotent ($31.20) in the eighth.
The Pick Six begins in the third race Saturday. Post time is 1 p.m. and scheduled post time for the third is 1:58 p.m.
There is also a Super High 5 carryover of $6,103.78. The $1 minimum wager will be offered on Saturday’s final race – the eighth – which has a scheduled post time of 4:28 p.m.
This article was released by Los Alamitos Race Course.