05/17/2013 2:47PM

Los Alamitos: Kindergarten Futurity has been good to Gomez, Dutch Masters group


History is on the side of She Forgives and Docs First Fire in Sunday’s $281,100 Kindergarten Futurity for Quarter Horses at Los Alamitos.

Jaime Gomez trains She Forgives and Docs First Fire for the Dutch Masters III partnership. Together, Gomez and Dutch Masters have combined to win the Kindergarten four times. Overall, Gomez has won the first futurity of the Los Alamitos season seven times, a record he shares with the late Blane Schvaneveldt. Dutch Masters is currently tied with the late Ivan Ashment as the all-time winningest owners in Kindergarten history with four wins.

Sunday, Gomez also starts Shake Djibouti, who was bred by Jim Streelman of Dutch Masters, but is owned by Bobby Cox of Texas.

She Forgives is Gomez’s best chance for a win in Sunday’s 300-yard race.

A filly by Foose, She Forgives is unbeaten in two starts – a maiden race April 12 and a division of the Kindergarten trials May 5. In her time trial, She Forgives ran 300 yards in 15.37 seconds, setting the fastest qualifying time for Sunday’s final.

“She’s really good,” Gomez said earlier this week. “She’s very sound. Both times I ran her, she broke on top. She was very good at the gate.”

Rodrigo Aceves, who was aboard for the first two races, has the mount on She Forgives for the Grade 2 Kindergarten, which has a field of nine. Bad Fast, the fourth-fastest qualifier who was second to She Forgives in the time trials, was not entered for the final.

Docs First Fire, a gelding by Walk Thru Fire, was bred by Gomez. Docs First Fire is winless in two starts, finishing second in a maiden race and third in a division of the Kindergarten trials.

Shake Djibouti, a filly by Tr Dasher, was a trial race winner, in 15.48 seconds. She was fourth in a 300-yard maiden race April 12 after a poor start, but showed improvement at the starting gate in the trials.

“The first time she didn’t break, but she broke like a bullet last time,” Gomez said.

Trainer Jose Antonio Flores starts the undefeated Glitter in My Face, a filly by Special Cartel. Glitter in My Face beat maidens April 14 and won a division of the time trials in 15.42, the second-fastest qualifying time.

Flores also starts trial race winner Duke of Carter (15.53).