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Field Might Be to Royal N Rowdy's Liking

June 22, 2003|BOB MIESZERSKI

Victories have been difficult to come by for Royal N Rowdy in the last couple of years.

The 5-year-old Royal Quick Dash gelding, who is owned by Johnny Trotter and trained by Blane Schvaneveldt, has lost 17 of 18 since the beginning of 2002 while facing some classier runners.

Perhaps Royal N Rowdy can win for the first time since July 11 in tonight's eighth, a $13,550 allowance at 400 yards.

Sixth in the California Challenge Championship in his last race on May 31, the gray has been chasing the likes of Whosleavingwho, Harley Man, Catchmeinyourdreams, Dinastia Toll, A Ransom and Agouti since he last won. He faces no such animals tonight and will be ridden by Gary Boag.

Seeking his sixth lifetime victory, Royal N Rowdy, who has earned nearly $174,000, will be opposed by Hello Gene, Solar Dash, Ski Patrol, Picasso Toll and Rare Coup.

The picks: 1. Native Dance. 2. Jens List. 3. Matos Gold. 4. Senorita Please. 5. Quick N Sweet. 6. My Native Velvet. 7. Blushing Blake. 8. Solar Dash. 9. Fly This.

Four! Use Purifier and Native Dance in the first, Jens List and Winners Speed in the second, Matos Gold and Que Guapo in the third and Senorita Please, Bala Bev and Holland Smith in the fourth.

Shots in the dark: Cash For Cucu makes its debut for trainer Donna McArthur in the sixth. Hello Gene cuts back in distance for trainer John Cooper in the eighth.

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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