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In My Heart Dominates Go Josie Go Handicap on Sunday Night
In My Heart, under jockey Jesus Ayala, drives to victory in the $25,000 Go Josie Go Handicap Sunday night at Los Alamitos Race Course.

William Zuazo
In My Heart Dominates Go Josie Go Handicap on Sunday Night

LOS ALAMITOS, CA—SEPTEMBER 18, 2022—In My Heart got her second stakes win at Los Alamitos Sunday night when she defeated Letty Cartel and Mis Ko, who dead-heated for second, by three-quarters in the $25,000 Go Josie Go Handicap.

In My Heart bumped at the start under jockey Jesus Ayala then edged away from the field to complete the 350 yards in :17.565, a 94 speed index with a 5 mph tailwind. It was the fifth win in 20 starts for the daughter of leading sire Apollitical Jess.

Trainer Juan Aleman congratulates jockey Jesus Ayala after he returns aboard Go Josie Go Handicap winner In My Heart Sunday at Los Alamitos Race Course. © William Zuazo

Trainer Juan Aleman saddled the Kentucky bred filly for owner-breeder Gentry Farms. She won the Check Her Twice Handicap two starts back and was third in the ARC California Distaff Challenge last month.  In My Heart picked up $13,750 for her effort to night to boost her bankroll to $86,729.

Runner-ups Letty Cartel and Ms Ko each earned $4,375 for their second-place effort.

Post time favorite Letty Cartel was off bit slow under jockey Irving Lara.  The daughter of Fast Prize Cartel earned $13,750 for owner-breeder EG High Desert Farms.  Santos Perez saddled the California bred filly from the Bail Me Out Baby mare Letty Bail Regis Out. She has earned $27,579 in10 starts.

Ms Ko, a daughter of leading sire Corona Cartel, races for owner Norma Cano and is trained by Jesus Nunez. Bumped at the start, the 6-year-old mare out of Whatta Knockout by Walk Thru Fire was ridden by Erasmo Gasca. Erik Flores bred the graded-placed earner of nearly $70,000.

Jess Fortunate, Bizarrely, Budge Buster, Astranomical, Unavailable and Go To Girl completed the field.

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