Mark and Peggy Brown’s Timely Delivery was impressive in his Los Alamitos racing debut, as the Volcom gelding recovered from bumping at the start to post a half-length victory in the $15,000 The Plan Overnight Handicap at the Orange County oval on Friday.
The effort sets Timely Delivery perfectly for his next local start, which figures to come in the trials to the Wild West Futurity on Sunday, October 4.
“That’s what’s next for him,” said Brenda Figueroa of the Schvaneveldt Racing Stable, which oversees Timely Delivery under the watch of the barn’s trainer, Rafael Orozco. “We broke Timely Delivery at the ranch and then brought him to Los Alamitos to get him started. He went to Boise, Idaho to race, but he had some issues and got in trouble in some of his starts. Mark and Peggy sent him back here and we’ve been working on him quite a bit. He behaved great in the starting gate tonight. He was like an angel in there.”
Ridden by Cesar De Alba, Timely Delivery left the gate from post number five and bumped with his inside rivals before moving ahead to take a comfortable lead. He never looked back from there and cruised to his second win in five career starts. He covered the distance in :17.803 while earning $8,250 for this win.
“This horse is a big, good looking Volcom gelding,” Figueroa added. “Mark and Peggy have some really nice horses.”
Gary and Jeralyn Messenger’s Fames Jess Sweet finished second, 1 ¼ lengths ahead of third place finisher Swiper B Sonic. Fames Jess Sweet, a filly by One Sweet Jess, came into this race after winning the $20,000 Idaho Cup Futurity in her last start. Fames Jess Sweet earned $3,375 for running second. The complete order of finish is as follows; Timely Delivery, Fames Jess Sweet, Swiper B Sonic, On Fire, Ettago This, RGR First To Fire, Elite Eight and Dr Stellar completed the field.