09/09/2011 3:13PM

Los Alamitos: Farias takes three shots at Go Man Go Handicap


Trainer Adan Farias will attack Sunday night’s $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos with two of the nation’s top older horses, Chivalry Sr and Snitcher, and classy comebacker A Streakinson.

The 400-yard race drew a field of 10 horses, and it could have an impact on the field for the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions later in the meet. Although the Go Man Go itself does not provide a berth into that race, the winner Sunday night will receive first preference into the Champion of Champions field if an invited horse defects.

Chivalry Sr on Sunday will start as the 125-pound highweight in the Go Man Go off his track-record performance in the Grade 1 Spencer Childers Handicap at Los Alamitos on July 30. He covered 400 yards in 19.06 seconds, winning off by 1 1/2 lengths in a show of dominance.

“My goal was not to break records, just to win the race,” said Farias. “He did it easily, and he came back really good after that race.”

Chivalry Sr, who is ranked fifth in a national poll of older horses, will break from post 3.

Snitcher, who is seventh in the national poll, drew gate 8. The winner of the Grade 1 Vessels Maturity at Los Alamitos in June, he was third as the favorite in the Childers in his last start July 30.

“He just seemed to kind of break a little slow,” Farias said of Snitcher, who was farther back than usual. “He was making up ground toward the end.”

A Streakinson also last raced in the Childers, but in 2010. He was second by three-quarters of a length in the race, and makes his return in the Go Man Go because the 400-yard distance of the race suits him best, said Farias.

“We wanted the distance for him,” he said.

Farias said A Streakinson was sidelined by a bone chip in his knee, which has since been removed. The horse, who missed by a nose in last year’s Vessels Maturity, is looking for his first stakes win. He will break from the rail in the Go Man Go.

The field also includes Divide The Cash, who holds the track record for 350 yards. He set the mark in a stakes last June, covering the distance in 17.06. Freaky, a past world champion, also runs Sunday.