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LOS ALAMITOS

It's Hurry Up and Wait for AB What A Runner

September 15, 2002|PAUL McLEOD

All-American Futurity winner AB What A Runner arrived at Los Alamitos last week but isn't expected to race until late November when the Los Alamitos Million trials take place.

Owned by Dennis and Kris Hill and trained by Bret Vickery, AB What A Runner won the $1,896,250 All-American Futurity Sept. 2 at Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico.

Morning Snow, owned by Charlie and Dixie Patterson, won the Los Alamitos Kindergarten Futurity and Ed Burke Memorial races earlier this year, which probably makes her the early Million favorite. Morning Snow will win a bonus of $1 million if she wins the Los Alamitos Million, which is expected to have a purse of well over $1 million. The bonus is a reward for winning the Kindergarten, Ed Burke and Million races in one season.

The picks: 1. Brisco Lamb. 2. Departure Time. 3. Mighty Mary Blue. 4. Cal Flaming Gala. 5. Lucky Red Hot. 6. Farahon. 7. No Mas Delor. 8. Pure Flattery. 9. Strawflying Six.

Late four: Take Farahon, Tennaco and Nike Dash in the sixth; No Mas Delor, who drops in class for this race, and first-time local starter Scatter Dust in the seventh; Pure Flattery in the eighth and in the final race go with Strawflying Six and Bonzai Barry. Total cost: $12.

Shots in the dark: In the second, Australia-bred Lithium returns for the first time in more than two years. Scatter Dust in the seventh has a whirlwind of talent based on its last start.

Post time: 5:30 p.m.

On the Net: For entries and results from Los Alamitos visit: www.latimes.com/horseracing/

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