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Saturday at Les Bois Park: Governor's Cup, free handicapping seminar with TRJ, Boi personalities


July 19, 2013     E-mail this page to a friend!

A wide open field of Thoroughbreds in the one-mile, $8K Governorís Cup tops a busy 11-race program on Saturday at Les Bois Park.

Even before the first race, the action begins as track announcer John Petti and TRJ—The Racing Journal managing editor Bob Cooke will hold a free handicapping seminar at 3:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse.

Racing begins at 5:30 p.m. with five trials to the $43K Knight Transportation Futurity on August 7. Forty-two 2-year-olds are slated to compete in the trials—three 8-horse fields and two 9-horse fields.

Headliners in the trials are Jim Walker's Jesses Perfect One, winner of the Dutch Masters III Futurity in Rupert, in the 2nd race; and Gerardo Prado's Five Seven Nine, who has qualified for three finals so far this season (Sam Houston Juvenile, Bitterroot Futurity, and Les Bois Park Juvenile Challenge) in the 3rd race.

As has been the recent tradition, Idaho Governor Butch Otter will lead the post parade for the Governorís Cup, but more attention is certain to be focused on the racehorses who made their most recent starts outside the Gem State.

Lesson In Deceit, who finished third in the Ron Yanke Memorial at Les Bois Park on June 2, went to Emerald Downs, where he finished fifth in his most recent start, a $17.5K claimer. Ron Stevens trains the late running Lesson In Deceit; Nikeela Black will be in the saddle.

Ultimate Question is returning to Boise, but the Gary Simpson trained 5-year-old has started this year in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. In between the van rides, Ultimate Question made a stop in Boise when he finished second in the opening weekend Inaugural Stakes. Leading rider Dirk Crane has the mount aboard the winner of $75,000 in his racing career.

The Governor's Cup is scheduled as the 10th race, posttime at approximately 8:30.