10/14/2008 11:00PM

One Famous Eagle has work cut out


One Famous Eagle, winner of the Los Alamitos Two Million, is out to raise his record to 4 for 4 this year when he starts in the first of four trials to the Grade 1, $933,750 Los Alamitos Super Derby on Friday night.

One Famous Eagle has used his Two Million victory as a springboard to a perfect 2008 campaign. He comes off a one-length win in the Grade 1 Golden State Derby, when he was timed in 19.30 seconds for 400 yards, setting a stakes record and missing the Los Alamitos track record by .01 of a second.

The earner of $950,398, he is in a deep trial against the Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes winner Tailgunner Tom, and Strong Hope, second behind champion Heartswideopen in the Ruidoso and Rainbow derbies at Ruidoso Downs.

Stylish Jess BR, second in the Grade 1 Golden State Derby, is in sharp form for the third trial. She is coming off an impressive win over older mares in the Grade 1, $250,000 Mildred Vessels Handicap to challenge 3-year-olds.

Challenging Stylish Jess BR is Eye for Corona, a stablemate from the Paul Jones barn. She won last year's Golden State Million and was second by a nose in the Los Alamitos Two Million. She comes off a close second in the Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders Derby.

Foose returning

The highly anticipated return to racing of the West Coast's premier juvenile Quarter Horse, Foose, is set in a trial to the Grade 1, $1.4 million Golden State Million Futurity on Saturday night at Los Alamitos.

Foose dominated in his three starts earlier this year, capped by a one-length victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Ed Burke Million on June 21. Owners Ed Allred and Paul Jones - Jones also bred and trains the colt - decided to rest Foose and point to the Golden State Million and the Grade 1, $2 million Los Alamitos Two Million. If he wins the Golden State Million and the Los Alamitos Two Million, he will earn a $1 million bonus for winning the three million-dollar-plus futurities.

Foose has remained in the Jones barn at Los Alamitos since the Ed Burke victory and recorded three works.

Jones will also send out Grade 1 Kindergarten winner Revv It Up, Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity runner-up PB and Crackers, and Winners Version.

Revv It Up will be making her first start since a troubled last-place finish in the Ed Burke. She started her career with four wins, highlighted by a gutsy nose win in the Kindergarten.

PB and Crackers, who will be making his Los Alamitos debut, won the Ruidoso Juvenile and was then second by a neck in the $625,000 Rainbow Futurity at Ruidoso Downs behind Stolis Winner, who is the all-time leading money-earning 2-year-old quarter horse.

The Jones-trained Winners Version will make his Los Alamitos debut after being the only horse to qualify for the Ruidoso, Rainbow, and All American futurities at Ruidoso Downs.

Tres Passes, fourth in the Kindergarten as the favorite, comes off wins in the Ed Burke Juvenile and an allowance race.