3-YEAR-OLDS & UP, FILLIES AND MARES
18th RUNNING, AUGUST 18, 2013
1 1/8 MILES IN 1:49.24 (:23.47, :47.26, 1:11, 1:35.64)
JOCKEY ANNE SANGUINETTI, E Z KITTY, WINNER: “The race went exactly how I wanted it to. In the last race she got left a little at the gate and that just kind of messed her up from the get-go. When she’s sitting right off the horse’s hips and when she’s dragging me, I know she’s going to run big. And I know she’ll finish, but she was pulling like that the early part of the race like she was in the zone and nobody could beat her. When she wants to win nobody will beat her. I was (surprised to win by so many lengths). I looked back a couple of times because there were such good horses in there and I just could not believe they weren’t coming. I kept thinking ‘They gotta be coming, they gotta be coming.’ I kept looking and they weren’t there and they weren’t there. And so finally I’m like they’re not coming.
NOTES: E Z Kitty (21-11-3-3-$236,315)…E Z Kitty has even stakes wins, four at Emerald Downs, three at Turf Paradise…Trainer Jeff Metz and jockey Anne Sanguinetti both have two stakes wins this season at Emerald Downs—Hastings Handicap and Emerald Distaff with E Z Kitty…Metz and Sanguinetti are the top trainer/jockey combination this season with 22 wins…Bruce & Cass Maller of Incline Village, Nevada, purchased E Z Kitty privately last March…E Z Kitty is eligible for the $50,000 Belle Roberts Stakes on Washington Cup Day, Sunday, Sept. 8…E Z Kitty scored her first stakes win in the 2011 Washington Cup, winning the John & Kitty Fletcher Stakes for Washington-bred 3-year-old fillies.