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Juveniles Representing Top California Bloodlines Head Saturday's Feature
The Grade 1 stakes winning mare Thermonuclear Energy's foal, Nuclear Option, will make her career debut in Saturday's eighth-race at Los Alamitos.

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Juveniles Representing Top California Bloodlines Head Saturday's Feature

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—AUGUST 7, 2020—California is home to many of the nation’s best known and most outstanding broodmares.

The list of top producers domiciled in the Golden State includes the likes of Remember Me Rose, Babe On The Fly, Look Her Over, Five Bar Molly, Terrific Energy, Dinastia Toll Brz, Hold Me Now, Chicks Tell, Ynot Bar, etc. Other California-based broodmares with stakes winners in 2020 include Elans Last (Chance To Excel), Tahma Hawk (Constituent), Jess And Molly (La Jaconde) and Moonlight Corona (Nomadic).

Saturday’s eight-race program will feature a promising group of juveniles led by a trio of first-time starters out of notable broodmares.

Debuting from post number one in this 300-yard dash will be Paul Jones, Howard Nichols and Thompson Racing Inc.’s Captin Obvious, a colt by Favorite Cartel out of the superstar mare Summertime Quickie.

Sired by Royal Quick Dash, Summertime Quickie produced gold in the form of the millionaire Foose, the champion 2-year-old colt who won the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity and Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby. Standing at Burns Ranch, Foose has been one of California’s top stallions for close to a decade now. Summertime Quickie is also the mother of graded stakes winner Flay and the stakes placed runners Summertime Favorite and Asyouwish.

Starting from the outside post six is Parsons Family Limited Partnership’s Nuclear Option, a filly by Favorite Cartel out of the Grade 1 stakes winning mare Thermonuclear Energy. Nuclear Option is one of the first runners out of Thermonuclear Energy, who made her final start earlier this year after a brilliant career in which she won six stakes races and earned $405,751. Thermonuclear Energy’s dam in the previously mentioned top mare Terrific Energy.

The third runner debuting in Saturday’s eighth race is Verifiable, a Walk Thru Fire filly out of Realistically, a solid broodmare who has already produced stakes winners Vivid and True Copy. She is from the family of stakes winners Fedexer, Seldom Happens and more.

They will be facing Rox Win, La Estrella Corona and Baby Favorite, three runners already with racing experience.

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