02/08/2007 1:00AM

High-priced Harems Legacy hits trials


Harems Legacy, a $330,000 yearling purchase at the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, comes off a maiden victory to start in the fifth of six 350-yard trials to the Maiden Stakes at Los Alamitos on Saturday night.

The Maiden Stakes entrants are 3-year-olds who did not win their maiden by Dec. 1, 2006. The $135,000 finals will be held on March 3.

Harems Legacy, a brother to champions Royal Quick Dash and First Sovereign, was winless in his first four career starts before coming through with his maiden win on Jan.o21. He ran the 300 yards in 15.84 seconds and won as the 7-10 favorite.

Tell Em Again fits well in the Maiden trials after finishing second in his last two starts. A brother to 2005 All American Futurity winner Teller Cartel, Tell Em Again was second in the Los Alamitos Two Million Juvenile in his most recent effort. The Juvenile is for horses who did not qualify for the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million.

Good Jazz brings stakes experience into the trials with his sixth in the Grade 1 Governor's Cup Futurity. He earned his spot in the Governor's Cup Futurity by finishing second in his trial behind Checknbac, who finished in a dead heat for the win in the Governor's Cup Futurity.

Three powers in Streakin La Jolla

Three horses with consistent winning records and current hot streaks should be the major players in the $30,000 Streakin La Jolla Stakes at 350 yards Saturday at Louisiana Downs.

Angelas Toast, a winner of 11 of 17 career starts, has won his last five starts. He won stakes in his three most recent starts, capped by a win in the 250-yard Harrah's Dash.

Leading Rebel Rouser overcame a bump at the start of the Harrah's Dash and finished second, beaten a neck, as the 11-10 favorite.

He won his previous four starts, in high-priced claiming and allowance races.

Quick Kisses comes off a nearly three-month rest for trainer Janet VanBebber. Before the freshening he won an open allowance race at Evangeline Downs and the Classic Chevrolet Stakes against fellow Texas-breds at Lone Star Park. He was on the board in 7 of 8 starts in 2006.

Champion of Champions changes

The Grade 1, $250,000 Mildred Vessels Memorial Handicap for females replaces the Grade 1, $100,000 Go Man Go Invitational Handicap as a qualifying race to the Grade 1, $1omillion Champion of Champions to be held on Dec. 15 at Los Alamitos.

However, the Go Man Go is not completely out of the Champion of Champions qualifying format. If a horse wins two qualifying stakes, then the Go Man Go winner receives a Champion of Champions invitation.

Also, starting this year, each entrant will be required to pay a $10,000 entry fee for the chance to run for the $500,000 first-place check. Last place in the 440-yard race pays $20,000.