04/08/2003 11:00PM

Trial time for derbies at Los Alamitos


Sum Special Strawfly, runner-up in the Golden State Futurity, and Doreme Fasolasi Win, third in the Governor's Cup Futurity, meet in the first of two trials to the El Primero del Ano Derby for colts and geldings on Friday night at Los Alamitos.

The fillies get their turn Saturday night when world-record-holder Classic Sassy Chic runs in the trials to the La Primera del Ano Derby.

The El Primero Derby finals will be held on April 25 and the La Primera Derby finals are April 26. The trials and finals for both races are at 400 yards, and the estimated total purse for each of the finals is $150,000.

Sum Special Strawfly finished just a nose behind First Place Queen in the Grade 1, $733,950 Golden State Futurity on Nov. 3. He then ended his juvenile season with a 1 1/4-length win in the Breeders Classics Futurity, his sole stakes win.

Doreme Fasolasi Win will be making his first start since Sept. 13, when he was third in his PCQHRA Futurity trial. In addition to his third-place finish in the Governor's Cup Futurity, he was fourth in the Grade 1 Kindergarten.

Corona Captain is after his third straight win in the second trial. He followed his maiden victory with an allowance win.

Classic Sassy Chic will make her 3-year-old debut in the La Primera trials after a sensational 2-year-old campaign. The highlight of her juvenile campaign was her world record win in the Grade 1, $150,000 American Airlines Challenge Championship. She raced the 350 yards in a 17.135 seconds at Lone Star Park.

Classic Sassy Chic then returned to Los Alamitos for an anticipated showdown with champion AB What a Runner in the Los Alamitos Million, but neither of the fillies, both Grade 1 winners, made the finals.

The winner of six of nine starts last year for trainer Felix Gonzalez, Classic Sassy Chic also won the Grade 3 California Juvenile Challenge, the California Breeders Freshman Stakes and the Belmont Shore Handicap.

Track record-holder returns at Delta

Track-record-holder Coronas Prospect, winner of the Grade 3 Kindergarten at Delta Downs last year, will make his 3-year-old debut in the first of two trials to the 400-yard Bayer Legend East Challenge at Delta on Friday night.

The 10 fastest qualifiers return for the finals on April 26.

Coronas Prospect set a Delta 350-yard track record of 17.556 seconds winning the $68,480 Kindergarten on June 29 He also finished third in the All American Juvenile, a race at Ruidoso Downs for horses who did not make the All American Futurity finals.

In the second trial are Cairinas Royal Snow, third in the Kindergarten, and Cayenne Crispa, runner up in the Grade 2 American Airlines New Mexico Challenge.

Zookie Street to try 250

Michael Taylor's three-time stakes winner Zookie Street will try the abbreviated distance of 250 yards in the $15,000 Silver Bullet Handicap at Delta Downs on Saturday night.

Last year, the Heath Taylor-trained Zookie Street won the Grade 2 Manor Downs Derby, the Grade 3 Bayer Legend Texas Challenge Derby, and the Sophomore Showdown at Delta.