11/22/2001 12:00AM

Streaking Jetson isn't a lock


PHOENIX - Considering that Jetson has won his last three races, you would think he would tower over his foes in Saturday's $25,000 Arizona Breeders' Futurity at Turf Paradise. But he figures to get a stiff challenge from Hollywood Warrior, who comes off a 6 1/4-length allowance win.

Also on Saturday, 12 Arizona-bred 2-year-old fillies will compete in the fillies division of the Arizona Breeders' Futurity.

Jetson is the likely favorite in the Breeders' Futurity, a six-furlong race that drew a field of 12 2-year-old Arizona-bred colts and geldings. Trained by Joseph Johnson, Jetson lost his debut here in March, then won his maiden at Arapahoe. Jetson has won his last three races, all at Turf Paradise, drilling allowance foes by almost eight lengths, winning the ATBA Sales Stakes, and then winning an allowance race Nov. 9.

Jetson drew the rail for Saturday, which makes his job harder. Few horses have won going one turn from the rail this meet. Steve Gomez keeps his regular ride on Jetson.

Hollywood Warrior, part of a three-horse entry, won his maiden in an allowance race, while making only his second career start.

Trained by Dan McFarlane, Hollywood Warrior must do better to beat Jetson on Saturday. His winning Beyer Speed Figure was 55, while Jetson cracked the 60 mark in his last three wins. But this is just Hollywood Warrior's third start, and there's room for improvement.

Willcox could pop up in this race. Trained by Kevin Lewis, Willcox romped against maidens here off a long layoff, earning a 68 Beyer, higher Jetson's best. Wilcox ran second to Jetson Nov. 9. He worked a bullet half-mile in 46.20 seconds since.

In the filly division, Lewis trains an entry that figures to be odds-on. Kendrick Peak has made one start but it was a beauty. She settled in midpack early and blasted home to win by more than eight lengths on Nov. 9, earning a 73 Beyer.

Her stablemate, Reatta Pass, has won both career starts, and though she hasn't run as fast as Kendrick Peak (her Beyers were 62 and 58) she showed versatility. She came from well off the pace in her debut, then went wire to wire last time.

If the entry should stumble, Calce Clunes could take advantage. She lost to Kendrick Peak Nov. 9, but has lots of speed and won an allowance race here by nine lengths in October.

Frank Gonsalves figures to send Calce Clunes from post 7 and dare the others to come get her.

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