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Hefty Pick Six carryover when racing resumes Thursday; Good With People among 20 nominated to King Glorious Stakes

For the sixth time in the first seven days of the Los Angeles County Fair Winter Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos, there will be a Pick Six carryover when racing resumes Thursday.

The carryover will be a hefty $145,797 as no tickets were able to isolate six winners for the fourth consecutive racing day.

Three upsets in a row by Next Flight ($26.80) in the sixth, Synthesis ($24.40) and Loud Loud Music ($19.80) in the eighth triggered another carryover.

The Pick Six will begin in Thursday’s fourth race. Post time is 12:30 p.m. and scheduled post time for the fourth is 1:58 p.m. The pool could reach $500,000.

Good With People among 20 nominated to King Glorious Stakes

Good With People, winner of the Golden State Juvenile Nov. 7 at Del Mar, is among 20 2-year-olds nominated to the $100,000 King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos.

A one-mile race restricted to horses bred or sired in California, the King Glorious will be run for the ninth time Sunday, Dec. 20, the final day of the Los Angeles County Fair Winter meet.

Owned by breeders Kirk and Judy Robison and trained by Peter Miller, Good With People earned his third win in five starts in the Juvenile, leading throughout and prevailing by three-quarters of a length.

A son of Curlin to Mischief and the Roar of the Tiger mare Gator Power, he’s earned $199,000. If Good With People competes in the King Glorious, it will be his first start beyond seven furlongs.

The Robisons and Miller also nominated None Above the Law, a Karakontie gelding who won at first asking during the Summer Meet at Los Alamitos.

Other nominees include Positivity and Ascot Storm, the 2-3 finishers in the Golden State Juvenile.

Trained by Paddy Gallagher for a partnership that includes former California Horse Racing Board chairman Chuck Winner, Positivity, a Paynter colt, has won two of three and earned $115,500.

Ascot Storm, who is owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and trained by John Sadler, is a gelded son of Shackleford who broke his maiden by 4 ¾ lengths in his Santa Anita debut Oct. 4 when conditioned by Hector Palma. He’s banked $51,000 in two races.

The other nominees are Big Story, Governor’s Party, Mischievous Path, Mister Bold, Moving Fast, One Last Time, Bobby’s Alibi, Alpine Thunder, Pappy Boyington, From the Get Go, Tacoflavoredkisses, Wedding Groom, Hard Metal, Play Chicken, Big Flint and Club Cal.

Entries for the King Glorious will be taken Thursday, Dec. 17.

Loud Loud Music part of three day win for Miyadi

Trainer Steve Miyadi won three of the final four races Sunday with longshots, including 8-1 outsider Loud Loud Music in the $50,500 feature at Los Alamitos.

Unplaced in three previous starts on dirt, the 3-year-old daughter of Tizbud and the Bernstein mare Your Cheatin Heart rallied late to defeat Cheap Cheap Cheap and eight others in the optional claimer for fillies and mares bred or sired in California.

Owned by breeder Nick Alexander and ridden by Abel Cedillo, Loud Loud Music won for the third time in eight starts and the $28,800 payday pushed her earnings to $95,100. She paid $19.80, $7.60 and $5.

Cheap Cheap Cheap, the 7-2 second choice under jockey Flavien Prat, returned $4.60 and $3.40 while finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of 2-1 favorite Habobanero. The show price on Habobanero was $3.20.

Miyadi’s other two victories were provided by Next Flight, who returned $26.80 in taking the sixth and first time starter Becca Taylor, also owned by breeder Alexander, who scored a 17-1 surprise in the ninth.

With four days remaining in the Los Angeles County Fair Winter Thoroughbred meet, Juan Hernandez holds an 8-7 lead over Cedillo and apprentice Jessica Pyfer in the jockey standings.

Miyadi has four wins to hold the edge in the trainer’s race, one ahead of Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Isidro Tamayo and Jonathan Wong.

Racing will resume Thursday at Los Alamitos. Post time is 12:30 p.m.

Sensible Cat provides Gaines with her first Los Alamitos Stakes win in Soviet Problem Stakes

Sensible Cat provided trainer Carla Gaines with her first stakes win at Los Alamitos with a come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes Saturday.

A little more than five weeks after breaking her maiden at eight furlongs on the Del Mar turf course in her second career start, the 2-year-old daughter of Bluegrass Cat demonstrated Saturday she is equally adept on dirt.

Owned by Irvin Racing Stable and ridden by Juan Hernandez, Sensible Cat, the 9-2 fourth choice in the field of 10 California bred or sired fillies, was reserved off the early pace, rallied outside in the stretch, collared 5-2 favorite Dylans Wild Cat inside the eighth pole and went on to score by 1 ¾ lengths.

Out of the Street Sense mare Sensible Girl, Sensible Cat completed the mile in 1:37.94. She paid $11, $6.20 and $3.60 while increasing her earnings to $89,700.

“I thought it was tremendous,’’ said Gaines. “We thought right away she was going to be a horse that wanted two turns. She had some mucus and was coughing this summer at Del Mar, so we missed getting her in a long race there, so we sprinted her once (a sixth-place finish Sept. 7) to get her some experience.

“We couldn’t wait to get her going two turns and she responded (a turf victory Nov. 6 at Del Mar). It’s nice to know we have the option of grass or dirt with her.’’

The stakes success was the second in a span of six days for Hernandez, who used similar off-the-pace tactics to win the Grade III Bayakoa with Proud Emma Dec. 6.

“(Gaines) had me watch the replay of her last race and said to ride her that way,’’ said Hernandez, the leading rider through the first six days of the meet with eight victories. “She broke well and I wanted to sit off the leaders.
“I wasn’t sure if she was going to go by early in the stretch, but when I switched and hit her left-handed, she really responded.’’

Governor Goteven, the second choice at 3-1, outfinished Dylans Wild Cat by a half-length for the place. She paid $5.00 and $3.60 while the show price on Dylans Wild Cat was $2.80.

I’m So Anna, Super Game, pacesetter Mucha Woman, Will Take a Kiss, Miss Glorious, Westward Breeze and Love Wins completed the order of finish.

Jockey Jessica Pyfer had her first career multiple win day Saturday. The 22-year-old apprentice won three times, taking the first with Capital Heat, the fifth with Mr Vargas and the sixth with Smokin Hot Bobbie. Pyfer has six wins at the meet.

This article was released by the Los Alamitos Race Course.