01/23/2014 11:19AM

Turf Paradise: L. A. Weekend looks swiftest of the Swift

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A trio of big wins last season at Turf Paradise, including the meet’s marquee event, the Phoenix Gold Cup, led to L. A. Weekend being named horse of the meet. Well, the way the 6-year-old gelding has returned this season he looks even bigger and badder than before, which adds up to bad news for his rivals in Saturday’s $35,000 Swift Stakes. The 5 1/2-furlong main-track event drew a field of seven.