CYPRESS, Calif. (Dec. 17, 2020) – A prompt favorite in the Golden State Juvenile Nov. 7 at Del Mar, Good With People will try two turns for the first time in the $100,000 King Glorious Sunday at Los Alamitos.
Named in honor of the winner of the 1988 Hollywood Futurity and 1989 Haskell, the King Glorious is restricted to 2-year-old Golden State Series eligible. The race at one mile is the feature attraction on the final day of the Los Angeles County Fair Winter Thoroughbred meet.
The King Glorious attracted a dozen entrants, but only 10 will be allowed to start.
Post time Sunday is 12 Noon. The King Glorious, which is the ninth of 10 races, has a scheduled post time of 3:58 p.m.
A son of Curlin to Mischief and the Roar of the Tiger mare Gator Prowl owned by breeders Kirk and Judy Robison and trained by Peter Miller, Good With People led throughout in the seven-furlong Golden State Juvenile, ultimately winning by three-quarters of a length.
The victory was the third in five starts for the dark bay and pushed his earnings to $199,100.
Trainer Doug O’Neill and owner-breeder J. Paul Reddam will be seeking their third win in the King Glorious when they send out Play Chicken.
A son of Square Eddie and the Distorted Humor mare Smoove, Play Chicken is 1-for-2 with earnings of $39,000. He won at the King Glorious distance on turf in his Oct. 17 debut, then was fifth in the Golden State Juvenile.
O’Neill and Reddam’s victories in the King Glorious came with Found Money in 2015 and Ann Arbor Eddie a year later.
Undefeated in two starts for Edward J. Brown, Jr. and trainer Jeff Bonde, Mister Bold will stretch in his attempt to stay perfect.
A Time to Get Even colt out of the Bold Badgett mare Bold Mystique, Mister Bold collected both of his wins at Del Mar, scoring at the same distance – 5 ½ furlongs – Sept. 5 and Oct. 31. He’s banked $42,000.
Positivity, who was also entered in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity, has won two of three and was runner-up in the Golden State Juvenile in his first start for trainer Paddy Gallagher. Owned by Annie, Justyn and Charles Winner, the Paynter colt out of the City Zip mare Sam’s Sunny City has earned $115,500.
A distant third in the Golden State Juvenile in his first start for trainer John Sadler, Ascot Storm will try more yardage for West Point Thoroughbreds. The Shackleford gelding out of the Carson City mare High Button Shoes is 1-for-2 with a bankroll of $51,000. He was privately purchased after winning his debut by 4 ¾ lengths Oct. 4 for trainer Hector Palma.
Owned and trained by Cynthia Kelley, Club Cal defeated $50,000 maidens by four lengths in his Dec. 6 introduction to Los Alamitos. The Clubhouse Ride gelding out of the Rocky Bar mare Yawannagokid has banked $20,200 in three starts.
A graduate via disqualification in a $40,000 maiden claimer Nov. 26 at Del Mar, Govenor’s Party will make his Los Alamitos debut for owner-trainer Daniel Franko. The Govenor Charlie colt out of the Zensational mare Spring Moon has earned $8,690 in four starts.
Tacoflavoredkisses will try to improve upon a sixth place finish in the Golden State Juvenile for owners Jason Litt and Alex Solis III and trainer Simon Callaghan.
A Distorted Humor colt out of the Parading mare Sweetpollypurebred has won twice in five races and earned $75,180. He owns a win at the King Glorious distance, capturing an optional claimer at Golden Gate Fields Oct. 11.
Trained by Sal Gonzalez for Tricar Stables Inc., Wedding Groom has a win in five starts and earnings of $31,600. He’s a son of Hard Spun and the Medaglia d’Oro mare Wedding Dress. He has Los Alamitos experience, finishing second behind None Above the Law in his debut during the Summer meet.
Owned by Don Gibbs and Regan Wright and trained by Luis Mendez, From the Get Go has a win in three starts and earnings of $23,700. The Metaboss colt out of the Walter Willy mare Miss Nicolie graduated against $50,000 maidens at 5 ½ furlongs Oct. 31 at Del Mar.
Bobby’s Alibi – one of the also-eligibles – will be switching to dirt if he starts after consecutive runner-up finishes on the Tapeta surface at Golden Gate Fields, the latest when favored in a starter allowance at eight furlongs Nov. 12.
Trained by Faith Taylor for Robert G. Jones, the Curlin to Mischief colt has one win in six starts. Out of the Stormy Atlantic mare Sacred Alibi, he’s earned $18,700.
The other also eligible – Moving Fast – will be returning to the main track if a participant after graduating at one mile on the Del Mar turf course Nov. 14. A son of Jeranimo and the Desert Code mare Moving Desert, the gelding has banked $41,900 for owner-breeder Harris Farms, Inc. and trainer Sean McCarthy.
From inside out, the field for the King Glorious: Club Cal, Edwin Maldonado rides, 117 pounds; Wedding Groom, Eswan Flores, 117; Tacoflavoredkisses, Umberto Rispoli, 119; Positivity, Drayden Van Dyke, 119; From the Get Go, Jose Valdivia, Jr., 117; Mister Bold, Mike Smith, 117; Ascot Storm, Juan Hernandez, 117; Good With People, Ricardo Gonzalez, 121; Govenor’s Party, Geovanni Franco, 117; Play Chicken, Mario Gutierrez; 117; Moving Fast (AE), Tyler Baze, 117 and Bobby’s Alibi (AE), Santos Rivera, 117.