01/10/2007 1:00AM

Dutch Schultz topweight at Los Al


The 5-year-old stakes veteran Dutch Schultz carries high weight of 125 pounds in a solid field of older horses racing 350 yards in the $18,000 Bellflower, an overnight handicap on Friday night at Los Alamitos.

Second in the First Down Dash Handicap two starts ago, Dutch Schultz got his most important win in the Grade 1 El Primero Del Ano Derby in 2005 as the odds-on favorite. In the First Down Dash on Oct. 27, Dutch Schultz, the 2-1 favorite, finished a head behind Grade 1 winner Gold Medal Jess, who was preparing for his start in the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions.

Value the Man, a 4-year-old who carries 124 pounds, is looking for his first win since winning the Grade 1, $1.5 million Los Alamitos Million in December 2005. He has started six times since, and his highest placing in a stakes was a third in the 550-yard Paul Ford Handicap, which came in his most recent start.

Makinmoves Buzz tops Deelish

Makinmoves Buzz, winner of three minor stakes since being claimed for $20,000, looks for another stakes win when she carries high weight of 124 pounds in the $18,000 Deelish Handicap over 350 yards on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

Claimed on April 29 by trainer Paul Jones, Makinmoves Buzz responded with wins in the Monterrey, Dashing Folly, and Ah Sigh handicaps in five starts since the claim. The three wins came in her only starts with females since being claimed.

Love My Corona, who carries 123 pounds, finished on the board in each of her latest five starts, including a second by a head in the Grade 1 La Primera Del Ano Derby for fillies on April 15 as the 8-5 favorite.

One Special Shade fastest qualifier

One Special Shade, who had a stakes-winning juvenile season and an abbreviated 3-year-old year, starts his 4-year-old campaign as the choice in the Grade 2, $113,354 Sunland Park Winter Derby on Sunday afternoon.

The 400-yard stakes is being called a derby even though derbies are for 3-year-olds and the qualifiers are 4. The four trials were held on Dec. 29.

One Special Shade proved best in the trials, racing to a one-length win in 19.259 seconds as the 2-5 favorite. The Jimmie Claridge-trained gelding looks to regain his juvenile form, when he started 8 times and had 5 wins and 2 seconds. The wins included a victory in the Grade 2 Sunland Fall Futurity and the Grade 3 New Mexico Juvenile Challenge. One Special Shade was second by a nose in the Grade 1 Dash for Cash Futurity.

One Special Shade was sidelined for the first nine months of 2006, then returned to become the fastest qualifier to the Hobbs America Derby and the 19-10 favorite in that $119,000 race. He lost a head-bob finish to Kelowna Kash, settling for second.

Second-fastest qualifier Work Work Work has won 5 of his last 6 starts, highlighted by a win in the Grade 3 Bayer Legend Oklahoma Derby Challenge. His sole loss during that span was a second by a neck in the Grade 1 Bayer legend Derby Challenge Championship. He won his Winter Derby trial in 19.360 seconds.