Finding Nemo finds winner’s circle

first_img Going off as the 6-5 favorite and breaking from the rail, Finding Nemo paid $4.40 to win. The 2-year-old First Down Dash colt covered 350 yards in 17.34 seconds, the fastest time in the 24-year history of the race. He earned $158,340 for the victory to increase his earnings to $487,530 while winning for the seventh time in nine starts. Being ineligible for the $1 million Golden State Million Futurity, Finding Nemo will pointed to the $1 million Los Alamitos Million Futurity in December. Finding Nemo and Prankster captured the two feature races at Los Alamitos Saturday night as Flying Memo prevailed by 1 ¼ lengths to win the $387,000 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Prankster was victorious in the $20.700 MD Barns California Regions Challenge. Ridden by Hector Cuevas for trainer Dennis Ekins, Finding Nemo defeated Aziwasaying by 1 ¼ lengths. Identity Theft was another nose back for third and then came Midnight To Moscow, Painted Silk, Coronas Dream, Love My Corona, Corona Crystal, Cruise Chicks and Cut The Snow. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Prankster, with Saul Ramirez aboard for trainer Paul Jones, scored a two-length triumph over Bad Cop, the early leader in the 870-yard event for 3-year and older quarter horses. Bad Cop was second, followed by Bac In The Saddle and Runbyu. Takin Cash Bac was a late scratch. Prankster, who won the Marathon National on his way to winning world champion marathon honors last year, was timed in 44.27 seconds, the fastest time around one turn at Los Alamitos since Sign Of Lanty was clocked in 44.12 in 2000. Griswold holds the track record with a 43.99. He is undefeated in six tries at 870 yards. As a result of the victory, Prankster earned a berth to the MD Barris Distance Challenge to be held at Los Alamitos on Nov. 5. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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