05/03/2013 2:32PM

Los Alamitos: Early heats for Kindergarten Futurity contain top talent


The benchmark for a time needed to qualify for the $281,000 Kindergarten Futurity at Los Alamitos on May 19 should be known fairly early Sunday, when eight 300-yard time trials are run.

Sunday’s third and fourth races, the second and third divisions of the trials, feature five maiden race winners over 300 yards in April, including a few of the most highly regarded runners seen so far this year.

In Sunday’s third race, the winners Diamonds N Dynasty, This Wagons Okay, and Glitter in My Face are part of a field of eight.

Diamonds N Dynasty has a promising future. Trained by Jaime Gomez for Dutch Masters III partnership, Diamonds N Dynasty won her debut by a half-length in 15.61 seconds April 13. Jockey Rodrigo Aceves retains the mount.

In the fourth race, the quick maiden race winners She Forgives and Bad Fast will dominate the betting. Bad Fast may be favored from the outside post in a field of eight.

Trained by Jim Hanson, Bad Fast, a filly by No Secrets Here, won her debut by 3 1/4 lengths in the quick time of 15.54 on April 13. She was listed as co-owned by Hanson and Cesar Lopez for that race, but will race for Gilberto Jasso on Sunday.

She Forgives, trained by Gomez for Dutch Masters, won her debut in a maiden race by a half-length in 15.51 on April 12.

Overall, there are 62 horses in the eight trials – nine winners, 46 that have started, and seven first-time starters.

Trainer Paul Jones has leading contenders in the fifth and sixth races, with the 300-yard maiden race winners Foose Is Loose and Flying Top Fueler. Foose Is Loose won his debut April 13 in 15.79 seconds. The next night, Flying Top Fueler won his debut by three-quarters of a length in 15.69.

Jones, Gomez, and Jose Antonio Flores have runners in each division. Flores’s starters include Glitter in My Face and El Payo, a starter in the seventh race who was second to Flying Top Fueler on April 14.