07/15/2011 4:01PM

Los Alamitos: Fixin to Fly, Ima Chickie Too favored


Fixin to Fly and Ima Chickie Too, second and eighth in the Kindergarten Futurity on May 22, are among the 76 horses entered for nine divisions of the Governor's Cup Futurity trials at Los Alamitos on Saturday evening.

The 10 fastest qualifiers, regardless of finishing positions, will advance to the $450,000 final on July 30, which is part of a lucrative night of stakes for California-bred Quarter Horses.

Fixin to Fly will be favored to win Saturday's fifth race, the fourth division of the trials. Trained and co-owned by Jim Hanson, Fixin to Fly has not started since the Kindergarten, when the gelding was beaten a half-length by Separate Fire, who later won the Ed Burke Million Futurity.

Ima Chickie Too starts in Saturday's eighth race. She won a 300-yard maiden race on June 17 in her only start since the Kindergarten.

Most divisions of the Governor's Cup Futurity trials include horses who have run in maiden races recently or ran in trials for the Ed Burke on June 12 but did not qualify for that final.

Trainer Adan Farias has entrants in every trial. In the second race, Farias starts Illegal Smile, the sharp winner of a maiden race on June 19. In the sixth race, he starts No Time to Fire, who was a troubled eighth in the Ed Burke Memorial Juvenile, the consolation race for the seven-figure futurity, on June 26. The sixth race field includes Tac of the Town, who was a troubled sixth in the Ed Burke Juvenile for trainer Paul Jones.

In the seventh race, Farias starts Fdd Moon, who beat maidens in his third start, finishing 300 yards in a quick 15.22 seconds on June 25.