11/22/2006 12:00AM

No Secrets Here rested, back


No Secrets Here will make his first start since winning the Grade 1, $1.9 million All American Futurity on Labor Day when he heads the 400-yard trials to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity on Friday night at Los Alamitos. The purse for the race is estimated at $2 million.

The 2-year-olds with the 10 fastest qualifying times from the 10 trials become eligible for the futurity on Dec. 8.

No Secrets Here moved to the top on the 2-year-old division when he raced to a stakes-record win in the All American Futurity over a very sloppy track. He raced the 440-yards in 20.88 seconds.

"This is going to be his first race back since the All American, so it's going to be interesting to see how he does," said trainer Paul Jones. "The horse is training very well and looks great."

Jones did not run No Secrets Here in the trials to the Golden State Million because the colt was tired.

Back-to-back 440-yard races - the All American trials and finals - "take a toll on a young horse," said Jones.

"Plus he had to travel to Ruidoso Downs and then back here again," Jones said. "The good thing is that he's beginning to look like he's at his peak again."

Before shipping to Ruidoso Downs for the All American Futurity, No Secrets Here ran third in the Grade 1, $1.1 million Ed Burke Million behind FDD Dynasty and Blues Girl Too, who are each in the Two Million trials.

FDD Dynasty won the Ed Burke Million by three-quarters of a length. He was then rested and returned to win his Golden State Million trial to push his career record to 4 for 4. The colt then suffered his first defeat when he ran third in the Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity as the 3-2 favorite.

A prospect for champion 2-year-old filly honors, but not a stakes winner, Blues Girl Too followed her second-place finish in the Ed Burke Million with a second in the Golden State Million, a neck behind Jess You and I.

Jess You and I, the third winner of a $1 million futurity in the trials, is the current 2-year-old Quarter Horse phenom, with 4 wins from 4 starts, capped by his Golden State Million victory. In his second start he ran the fastest 300 yards ever by a juvenile at Los Alamitos, 15.17 seconds.

Deep derby trials

Two-time Grade 1 derby winner Startlet Hawk and El Primero Del Ano Derby winner Volcom head the deep trials to the Grade 1 Southern California Derby on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. The purse for the derby is estimated at $190,000.

Startlet Hawk won the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby and defeated Wave Carver, one of the favorites in the Champion of Champions, in the Grade 1 Golden State Derby. He then crossed the finish line fifth in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Championship and was placed seventh for interference.

Volcom has qualified for four Grade 1 derbies, highlighted by his El Primero Derby win and a second-place finish to Wave Carver in the Grade 1, $700,000 Los Alamitos Super Derby, his most recent start.

Also in the derby trials are the 2005 Los Alamitos Million winner, Value the Man; Los Alamitos Super Derby third-place finisher Redwood Creek; and the 2005 Ed Burke Million runner-up, Fishers Tale.

Champions field changes shape

Gulfstream Five and Like Frankie and Me have been added to the field for the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions following the withdrawals of the All American Derby winner Arealstraitheart and the MBNA America Challenge Championship winner This Snow Is Cold.

Currently, the field for the Dec. 9 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos is Gold Medal Jess, Be a Bono, Country Chicks Man, Apollitical Time, Wave Carver, Blazin Fire, Strawkins, Lindas Dasher, Gulfstream Five, and Like Frankie and Me.