09/24/2012 8:46AM

Los Alamitos: Cold Cash 123 takes Go Man Go in California debut


LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. - Cold Cash 123 won his sixth consecutive race and solidified his status as the favorite for the $750,000 Champion of Champions in December with a convincing win in Sunday’s $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap at Los Alamitos.

The 2011 World Champion, Cold Cash 123 ($6.60) won by a half-length under a confident hand ride from jockey Roy Baldillez. Cold Cash 123 ran 400 yards in 19.51 seconds.

Creston Goer, a 10-1 shot, was second, a half-length in front of Senor Toby in the field of 10.

Cold Cash 123 was second to Creston Goer in the first 100 yards but took the lead midway through the race. Through the last 100 yards, the result was not in question.

Owned by Carolyn and Walter Bay, Cold Cash 123 made his California debut in the Go Man Go Handicap.

The Go Man Go Handicap was Cold Cash 123’s first start for trainer Dennis Ekins. Texas-based Sleepy Gilbreath trained Cold Cash 123 for his previous starts, which cam in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

A massive 4-year-old gelding, Cold Cash 123 has won 12 of 17 starts and $1,240,281.

Ekins said that Cold Cash 123 will make his next start in the $150,000 Los Alamitos Championship on Oct. 28, or possibly be trained up to the Champion of Champions on Dec. 15.