Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
Friday, March 16, 2018
by Eric Alwan
Zee James is top qualifier for $396,354 New Mexican Spring Futurity
Trained by Wes Giles, Zee James rocketed to a debut win in the 11th trial for the $396,354 New Mexican Spring Futurity on Friday. The daughter of Jesse James Jr. was a runaway winner, scoring by 3 and 3/4 lengths in a top qualifying time of 15.00 seconds. The timing earned a 101 speed index. Adrian A. Ramos was the winning jockey for owners Robert Driggers and Ben Lee Ivey of Anthony, New Mexico.
The finale will be run on Saturday, April 7. The New Mexican Spring Futurity is the second richest race run at Sunland Park Racetrack Casino and Hotel.
Here is the list of qualifiers: Zee James, 15.00; Cats Daddys Lil Girl, 15.216; Rallydownthealley, 15.239; Igotmybiggirljeanson; Special Outlaw, 15.293; Midnite Blu, 15.305; Woodys Copy Cat: 15.332, Cowboy On the Run, 15.360; Cristobell Fame, 15.371 and Hs Paul Walker, 15.377.
Live racing resumes on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
Photo Credit: Coady Photography