05/22/2013 3:24PM

Los Alamitos: Glitter in My Face will point to Governor's Cup Futurity


CYPRESS, Calif. – Glitter in My Face is perfect in three starts following her win in the $281,100 Kindergarten Futurity at Los Alamitos last Sunday. It will be a few months before her unbeaten record will be challenged.

Owned by Antonio Flores and trained by his son, Jose Antonio Flores, Glitter in My Face is not extensively nominated to the major futurities at Los Alamitos this year. Jose Antonio Flores said after the Kindergarten that Glitter in My Face has only one more futurity this year – the Governor’s Cup Futurity on July 27.

She is not nominated for the track’s three seven-figure futurities – the Ed Burke Million in June, the Golden State Million in November, or the Los Alamitos Two Million in December.

“We’ll give her a rest and then bring her back for some derbies next year,” Flores said.

The absence of an extensive schedule will ensure that Glitter in My Face is lightly raced this year. She has already had a busy year for a 2-year-old, winning a 300-yard maiden race on April 14 and a division of the Kindergarten trials on May 5.

In the 300-yard final last weekend, Glitter in My Face (3-1) had an excellent start under jockey Cruz Mendez, led by a length midway through the race, and won by a half-length over 6-5 favorite She Forgives, who had a troubled start.

The early-season success by Glitter in My Face is a continuation of the early signs that Flores and his father saw from the filly when she began serious training in late winter.

“She’s followed through with everything she learned from the start,” Flores said.

The Kindergarten win continues an excellent run for Flores with 2-year-olds. He won the Los Alamitos Two Million last fall with the filly Matabari.

Cold Cash 123 coming back to California

Cold Cash 123, the 2011 Quarter Horse World Champion, will race in California later this year after winning the Remington Park Challenge Championship earlier this month, trainer Sleepy Gilbreath said.

Cold Cash 123 qualified for the Bank of America Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos on Nov. 9 with his Remington Park win. A 5-year-old gelding, Cold Cash 123 had mixed form during an autumn and winter campaign in California last year and into the first few months of this year.

He won the Go Man Go Handicap in September, but lost his next four starts in stakes and trials.