Jess I Am returns a winner at Fair Grounds

Posted to: Jess I Am Saturday, November 25, 2017
Jess I Am returns a winner at Fair Grounds
Jess I Am made a triumphant return to the races on Nov. 25 at Fair Grounds with a game neck victory in an “about” 1 1/16-mile allowance race on the turf.

The 4-year-old Zayat Stables' homebred was making his first start in Louisiana after racing on the New York circuit for the past two years. Not in any hurry early, the son of Eskendereya was midpack until upper stretch, when he made a bold four-wide bid for the lead. 

In the stretch, Jess I Am battled with Dontblamerocket right to the wire in a courageous effort by both horses. The final time was 1:42.70 on the firm turf.

Jess I Am is the second foal out of Souma and has earned $138,995 after the $24,000 payday.