Belmont, Los Al Team Up for 'Cross Country' Pick 4

Sequence will include the Los Alamitos Derby and Forbidden Apple.

The Grade III, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby and the $150,000 Forbidden Apple are part of a special cross country Pick 4 being offered Saturday.

Two races from Los Alamitos and a pair from Belmont Park will comprise the 50-cent minimum wager, which is being labeled "New York-Los Alamitos Pick 4.''

Besides the Forbidden Apple, which is scheduled for one mile on the Widener turf course and attracted 11 runners - including a main track only entrant -- the other race from Belmont is a six-furlong contest for 2-year-old maidens bred in New York.

The Forbidden Apple, which is the eighth on the New York Racing Association program, has an approximate post time of 2:18 p.m. PDT while the ninth race for maidens is scheduled to be run at 2:50 p.m. PDT.

In addition to the Los Alamitos Derby, which is headed by Easy Goer Stakes winner West Coast, the other local part of the exotic wager is an optional claimer for older horses at one mile.

Both of the Los Alamitos races have eight entrants and will go as races 6-7. The sixth is scheduled for 4:28 p.m. PDT while approximate post time for the Derby is 4:58 p.m. PDT.


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