Remembering Spence Returns

Grade 1 winner returns in Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap.

Q-Racing Journal
September 6, 2013

Rosa Barboza’s Remembering Spence begins his fall run towards possible Grade 1 derby appearances when he makes his first start since winning the $231,650 Los Alamitos Winter Derby (G1) in February in the $25,000 Sgt Pepper Feature Handicap for 3-year-olds at Los Alamitos on Sunday night.

Remembering Spence (TR Dasher-Sables Bono by Bono Jazz) broke in and lugged in during the 400-yard Winter Derby but fought for the nose win over Perrys Affair.

Trained by Juan Aleman, Remembering Spence showed his class last summer at Los Alamitos when he took the Ed Burke Juvenile (R) and then finish third, beaten by just a head, in the $375,000 Governor’s Cup Futurity (RG2).

Trujillo Racing Stable’s A Regal Time and Martha Wells’ homebred Chics On Fire each come off wins during the California Breeders Champions night on July 27.

A Regal Time (Regal Choice-Emmy Time by Splash Bac) moved up from the claiming division to win the Jens List Memorial Stakes by a neck. The Aleman-trained gelding won at the $12,500-claiming level and then at the $16,000 level before finish fourth in a $20,000 claiming race as the 7-10 favorite.

Chics On Fire (Walk Thru Fire-Tell Me Chicks by Chicks Beduino) upset the California Breeders Debutante at 18-1 odds by three quarters of a length with a late surge while racing to a :17.656 time for the 350 yards. The Dan Francisco-trained filly won a conditioned allowance race before scoring her first stakes win in the Debutante.

Jo Rae Burns and Mike Casselman’s Dawn Of A New Day (Separatist-Dash Till Dawn by A Classic Dash) also makes her first appearance since California Champions Night. She was second in $181,500 Governor’s Cup Derby (RG2) at 59-1 odds. She made her stakes debut in the derby after a third-place run in her trial for trainer Casselman.