11/02/2006 1:00AM

FDD Dynasty should improve off last


The four-month vacation that FDD Dynasty had during the summer and fall makes him a rested horse for Saturday's $1,223,800 Golden State Million Futurity for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos.

With his win in the Ed Burke Million Futurity in July, FDD Dynasty remains eligible for a $1 million bonus if he wins the Golden State Million and the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity in December.

But that goal nearly came undone in the Golden State Million trials on Oct. 21. FDD Dynasty won the eighth of 10 400-yard trials in 19.70 seconds, and snuck into the final with the 10th and final qualifying time. If one more horse in the trials had run faster than 19.70 seconds, the dream of collecting the bonus would have ended for trainer Mike Joiner and the partnership that owns FDD Dynasty.

"We gambled on turning him out, laying him up, and coming back in the trials without a [prep] race," Joiner said. "It almost didn't pay off. You just never know how they'll react to that long layoff."

Joiner knew FDD Dynasty needed a break to be prepared for an autumn campaign.

"He fell right back in the groove when he returned to training," Joiner said. "We're real fortunate because he's a real smart, laid-back horse. He tries to do everything right."

In the trials, FDD Dynasty won by three-quarters of a length, drawing away in the final yards.

"He came out of the trial really well," Joiner said. "We're expecting a little sharper effort from last time. It will be a tough race, but I think he'll run well."

Unbeaten in four starts, FDD Dynasty has drawn post 4 in the field of 10.

Blues Girl Too, who drew the rail, and Jess You and I, who drew the outside, are his main rivals.

Blues Girl Too finished second in the Ed Burke Futurity. Similar to FDD Dynasty, Blues Girl Too was rested until the Golden State Million trials, returning to win her division in 19.60 seconds.

Jess You and I is making his stakes debut. The gelding is unbeaten in three starts and has been well-regarded since he debuted in late July, winning a 300-yard maiden race by two lengths.

The fastest qualifier is the undefeated Magical Latin Lover, who won the first time trial in 19.52 seconds. The Golden State Million is his stakes debut.