09/06/2014 9:31PM

Soi Phet romps in Los Alamitos Mile


CYPRESS, Calif. – The storybook $16,000 claim of Soi Phet keeps getting better. The rags-to-riches gelding crushed Masochistic on Saturday in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Mile to score the biggest win of his career by a lopsided 7 1/4 lengths.

 Since he was claimed for $16,000 in May 2013, Soi Phet was won 7  of 13 starts and earned $373,206 for an ownership group and trainer Leonard Powell.

 Kent Desormeaux rode Soi Phet ($11.60) to the 1:33.95 track-record win. Three records were set the first two days of the meet,  including two on Friday – Regally Soul went six furlongs in 1:08.73, and Patriots Rule went 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.60.

 The Los Alamitos Mile unfolded as expected. Soi Phet raced third early, moved into second position on the backstretch, and always had pacesetter Masochistic in his sights.

 Nearing the eighth pole, Soi Phet ran past a reeling Masochistic and drew away. Masochistic held second by a half-length over Tonito M. The finish order was completed by Sky Kingdom, Wrightwood, Rock Me Baby, Clubhouse Ride, and Forward March.

 Even-money Masochistic was stretching out from three dominant sprints, but faded in his first try around two turns. Trainer A.C. Avila said he will consider the Grade 2 City of Hope, a one-mile turf race Oct. 4 at Santa Anita, for his next start.

 Soi Phet, whose $120,000 payday increased his career bankroll to $472,686, will be considered for the Grade 1 Awesome Again on Sept. 27 at Santa Anita. He finished third in the Awesome Again one year ago.

 Uzziel proves uncatchable in Beverly Lewis

Earlier Saturday, Uzziel popped the gate in the $75,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and wired the field under Tyler Baze. Uzziel ($10.20) won by three-quarters of a length in 1:14.70.

 Ramona’s Wildcat finished second; Miss Super Quick was third. Completing the order of finish were Classy Ava, Mon Petite, Sprague River,  and favorite Delta Flower.

Mike Puype trains Uzziel, a Harlington filly winning for the third fourth time in eight starts. She has earned $152,638.


James More than 1 year ago
up to I looked at the check saying $4286 , I didn't believe that my mom in-law realey receiving money parttime at their computer. . there friends cousin has done this for under twenty two months and resently cleared the dept on there condo and purchased Chevrolet . official website,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, www.YuJobs.Com
Gene More than 1 year ago
AC Avilas has no long range plans, it is everything here and now. To even contemplate running in a Graded Stakes going long on the turf indicates how stupid he is. How can you watch the race and think, I am going to try tougher on a different surface. What is wrong with shortning him up on the main track and facing allowance horses and getting his confidence back? One more bad start could impact his future.
John More than 1 year ago
Once again, trainers that ran back their horse 's on short turn-arounds , Clubhouse Ride & Rock Me Baby found out these animals , are not machines . Clubhouse Ride needs a extended break, he has been running hard 2nd & 3rds for the past 2 years , back off a bit Craig & Craig, or are your last names ABRAMS ?
Jim Jeffries More than 1 year ago
Leave it to AC Avila to screw up a potential breeders cup winner. Masochistic would've crushed the field if he had a normal 4-6 weeks rest instead of coming back on 2 weeks rest. AC, you are over your head. You only know how to train cheap claimers. Now you're pointing him towards another mile long race on a surface he hasn't run on with 3 1/2 weeks rest. Hahaha. You dummy! By the time you finish with this horse he'll be running in 8k claiming races. I have no idea why the owners picked you as the trainer. They are obviously novices or suckers.
John More than 1 year ago
AGREE 110% .............this good horse could be special in the right hands, "ring ring ring , its Mr Mandella on the line "..............I think Peter Miller would be a nice fit for this speed demon also !
Keith More than 1 year ago
Good for Soi Phet! Congratulations to his connections. His trainer, Leonard Powell, was interviewed this morning by HRTV and said his horse likes Los Al because of the long stretch run to the wire. He had enough track to stretch his legs. Soi Phet had won his previous and only race at Los Al and Mr. Powell was upbeat about his chances. I know trainers are always upbeat about their chances but the fact that this trainer said this horse likes the track - has proven it with a recent win over it - and Soi Phet always tries - made me stop and think that maybe He was the bet. Another claimer that has excelled beyond his initial expectations. He has the heart and circumstances were right for him today. Very well done!
FESTUS ELROY More than 1 year ago
Congrats,You obviously bet and won on him.Nice price too.Having bet, owned, and raced horses over the years,i like when a trainer is confident to say all systems go .Ive found many want to take the safe way out are afraid of you losing $