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Terrific Temper, Squid Word Head Busy Night Of PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity Trials
Governor’s Cup Futurity runner-up Squid Word is among the 56 juveniles that will contest the PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity(G2) trials on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

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Terrific Temper, Squid Word Head Busy Night Of PCQHRA Breeders' Futurity Trials

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 11, 2020—Ed Burke Million Futurity runner-up Terrific Temper and Governor’s Cup Futurity runner-up Squid Word are among the 56 juveniles that will take part in the trials to the Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity at 350 yards on Sunday at Los Alamitos.

A total of nine races are on tap with seven of those being trials to the Breeders Futurity. The 2-year-olds with the 10 fastest times will move on to the Breeders Futurity final to be held on Saturday, October 3 as part of Los Alamitos Equine Sale weekend.

The trials will begin in race number three with the top names in the opening heat being Les and Kim Sweeting’s BF Outfoosed and and J. Francisco Diaz’s Sweetie Cartel. BF Outfoosed is the only runner in these trials that has qualified to two futurities at Los Alamitos this year.

The gelding by Foose ran in the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity final on June 21 and was fourth in the Restricted Grade 1 Governor’s Cup Futurity on July 25. Meanwhile, Sweetie Cartel will look to make his first futurity final and comes in on torrid form after winning each of his last two starts.

The second trial will be headed by Cesar Nunez’s Squid Word, who finished a nose behind stablemate Constituent in the $320,000 Governor’s Cup on July 25. Trained by Valentin Zamudio, Squid Word enters this trial as a maiden, as he’s finished second in each of his last three outings. This trial will also feature Ed Burke Million finalist Thats R Best Card and Robert Adair Kindergarten Futurity finalist Bob E McGee.

Race number five is the third trial of the night and will see Bella Valenzuela’s Governor’s Cup third place finisher Opt Out and Cedar Creek Tree Farm Ranch and Racing’s Kindergarten third place finisher Unstoppable One. Paulo Freire Macedo’s Reason To Fly MV is another runner to watch as he comes with a perfect record after two starts.

The fourth trial will include Pat Hyland Handicap winner Counting The Ways taking on a solid cast that also features Utah Bred Futurity winner No Hesitation and Firecracker Futurity runner-up Relentless Six.

The final three trials will see Ed Allred’s Roving Kind and Bobby Simmons’ Leah Carroll – both recent winners at Los Alamitos – in the seventh race followed by Parsons Family Ltd. Partnership’s Ed Burke Million runner-up Terrific Temper and Allred’s Monopolist in action in the penultimate trial in race number eight.

A winner of $186,372, Terrific Temper has finished second in all four of her career starts. Monopolist enters after running second in the California Breeders Freshman Stakes. The final race and trial of the night is a wide-open contest led by John Deere Los Alamitos Juvenile Challenge winner Royal Racy Perry and recent maiden winners AP A Special Takeoff, Rite On Time and Eagles Royal Dynasty.

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