2-YEAR-OLD COLTS & GELDINGS
32nd RUNNING, AUGUST 17, 2013
6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:16.84
JOCKEY ROCCO BOWEN, DEL RIO HARBOR, WINNER: “We sure get along well. He’s a pretty nice and easy horse to ride. Once again, we got the outside post. First, I wanted to see what speed was going to go for the lead or should I go for it. I saw the No. 4 horse go for it, so I just stalked him. I saved a little horse for the lane and we got the job done.”
JOCKEY ISAIAS ENRIQUEZ, NOOSITO, 4-TO-5 FAVORITE, THIRD: “He broke a little slow, so I was hoping that he would just relax behind horses but he wouldn’t. He was in the bit all the way down the backside and never took a deep breath. He was pulling so hard that we almost clipped heels. Finally we got an opening, and he was just out of gas. He’s still a baby. He’ll keep learning.”
NOTES: Del Rio Harbor (4-3-0-0-$62,238)…Rocco Bowen ranks No. 1 with six stakes wins at the meet and has nine stakes wins all-time @ EmD…Doris Harwood is No. 2 with three stakes wins at the meet and No. 1 all-time with 59 stakes wins @ EmD. She has a record 20 stakes wins with 2-year-olds, but this is her first WTBOA Lads Stakes win…Next for WA-Bred 2-year-old colts & geldings: $50,000 Dennis Dodge Stakes sponsored by Daily Racing Form on Sunday, September 8. Next open stakes for 2-year-old colts & geldings: $75,000 Gottstein Futurity and $50,000 NWSS Cahill Road Stakes, both Sunday, September 29.