10/15/2003 12:00AM

Futurity trials set at Los Alamitos


With divisional leader Hawkish in the barn awaiting the Los Alamitos Million trials on Nov. 18, some West Coast 2-year-olds have an enhanced opportunity for a rich futurity win when they start in the eight trials to the Grade 1, $875,000 Golden State Futurity on Friday night at Los Alamitos.

Heading the trials are Grade 1 Governor's Cup Futurity winner Metallic Lion and Grade 1 Ed Burke Memorial Futurity runner-up Summertime Fly.

Metallic Lion also has a second-place finish in the Grade 1 Kindergarten behind Hawkish.

Summertime Fly ran second to Hawkish in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Futurity and was a fast-closing second to Hawkish in their PCQHRA Breeders Futurity trial.

Hawkish went on to be a dominating winner of the PCQHRA Futurity while Summertime Fly finished third.

Also in the Golden State Futurity trials are PCQHRA Futurity runner-up Babe on the Fly and Pencilmein, the only horse to qualify for the Kindergarten, Governor's Cup, and Ed Burke futurities.