Fast Draw Munnings emulated his father and mother with his debut victory in Friday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos, a $47,000 maiden event for 2-year-olds bred or sired in California.
A bay colt bred by Glenn Porter, owned by Red Barons Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC and trained by Jeff Mullins, Fast Draw Munnings clicked nicely just like his sire Munnings and dam Zuzu’s Petals did in their respective debuts.
Munnings won his initial start for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher July 26, 2008 at Saratoga while Zuzu’s Petals tallied against $50,000 California bred maidens for trainer Marty Jones April 13, 2013 at Santa Anita.
Reserved off the pace and kept in the clear by jockey Drayden Van Dyke, Fast Draw Munnings collared 8-5 favorite Aspen Shade inside the final sixteenth of a mile, ultimately prevailing by a half-length.
The 4-1 second choice in the field of seven, the bay colt paid $10.60, $4.80 and $2.80 and earned $27,600.
Making his first start since missing by a neck in his May 16 debut at Santa Anita, Aspen Shade finished a neck in front of 5-1 third choice Oubabe and returned $2.80 and $2.40. The show price on Oubabe, a first time starter for owner-breeder Cicero Farms LLC and trainer John Sadler, was $3.40.
Erebus, Sippin N Kissin, Disobey and Grazen in the Park completed the order of finish.
Racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos. Post time is 1 p.m.
The main event on the nine-race program is the $75,000 Capote Stakes for 2-year-olds. The field of six is headed by a trio – Enbarr, Montebello and Rhetoric – trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert.
The Capote will go as the eighth race. Scheduled post time is 4:28 p.m.