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Time For Jesse Lee heads Uncas Handicap on Saturday

March 7, 2014     E-mail this page to a friend!

Time For Jesse Lee wins the Gem County Futurity on April 27
(photo by Kira Crook, Lake Distributing, courtesy of Gem County Fair)
Jim Walkerís Time For Jesse Lee, one of the stars of the Intermountain and Northwest racing series held at Los Alamitos in 2013, faces a solid group of promising 3-year-olds in Saturdayís $16,000 Uncas Overnight Handicap at Los Alamitos Race Course. First post time is 6:30 p.m. local (Pacific) time.

Trained by Monty Arrossa and to be ridden by Cesar De Alba, Time For Jesse Lee won a pair of races at Los Alamitos last season. He came away victorious in a trial to the John Deere California Juvenile Challenge on August 24 and in a trial to the Wild West Futurity on October 6. After taking the $12,261 Gem County Futurity in Emmett, Idaho, in April, the son of Mr Jesse Lee didnít win another final last season, but he was the runner-up in the $44,000 Juvenile, the $128,000 Wild West Futurity, and in the Grade 2 $150,000 John Deere Juvenile Championship. He figures to be one of the favorites in the Uncas on Saturday night.

Flying L Ranchís Flying To Fueler ran in the $380,000 Governorís Cup Futurity last season and then looked like he needed a start when making his sophomore debut with a seventh place allowance finish on February 7. The Walk Thru Fire colt figures to improve off of that return outing and should be one of the horses to fear in this race. Ramon Sanchez will ride him for trainer Paul Jones. Scott Willoughby will saddle the Ed Allred-owned sprinters Mesa Marvel and Sadie Sis. Sadie Sis has won trials to the PCQHRA Breeders Futurity and Governorís Cup Futurity. Nancy Scaneís Ima Foose, who has been sharp in winning her last two outings, will complete the field.