A loser for the first time in his Los Alamitos debut Feb. 6, Fools Affair will try to start a new winning streak in tonight's eighth, a $15,015 allowance at 350 yards.
Trained by Blane Schvaneveldt for owner-breeder Les Sweeting, Fools Affair, a gelded son of Proudest Effort, was perfect in five starts in 2003 racing in Utah and Wyoming before he finished fourth in a trial for the Los Alamitos Winter Derby.
Fools Affair, who will break from Post 2 in the field of five, will again be ridden by Sam Thompson in a lineup that also includes Getgone Likemom, second at 10-1 in her California debut for trainer Chris O'Dell on Feb. 6, Ep Special, Corona Fria and Wired To Fly.
Trained by Jaime Gomez for Ismael Romero, Corona Fria lost by a nose to Frequent Strawflyer on Feb. 7 despite a slow start.
The picks: 1. Youdontknowtac. 2. R.H. Exterminator. 3. Shems. 4. Mistival. 5. Slr Supermans Cape. 6. Wild Flying Kite. 7. Heza Fast Streaker. 8. Corona Fria. 9.That Lovely Day. 10. Fred Too.
Four! Youdontknowtac, Rise Together and Snow Sunset in the first, R.H. Exterminator in the second, Shems and Al Vipyrr in the third and Mistival, A New Hero and Chamon in the fourth.
Shots in the dark: Goodbyesisterdisco debuts for a new barn after a claim in the sixth. Knows What, a 10-time winner, makes his first start of the year in the 10th.
Post time: 5:30 p.m.
On the Net: For entries and results from Los Alamitos, visit: www.latimes.com/horseracing/