TABLED WITH GOLD GETS THE MONEY,
RALLIES TO VICTORY IN SATURDAY FEATURE
AUBURN, Wash. (August 30) – Tabled With Gold caught Stephanie Plum in the final strides and scored a three-quarter-length victory Saturday in the $17,950 feature race for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Gallyn Mitchell, Tabled With Gold ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.74 on a sloppy track and paid $9, $3.40 and $3.20. Roy Lumm is the trainer for owner Patricia Zacker of La Quinta, Calif.
Stephanie Plum, ridden by Leonel Camacho-Flores, dueled with Spot On Babe from flag-fall to past mid-stretch and gamely held second place. Stephanie Plum paid $4.80 and $3.20.
Spot On Babe, the 2-to-1 betting favorite ridden by Leslie Mawing, finished third and paid $2.80.
A 4-year-old Formal Gold filly, Tabled With Gold has been a picture of consistency throughout her 11-race career. This season, she has a 3-1-1 record with earnings of $38,717, including $9,873 for Saturday’s victory. Her overall record is 5-3-2 in 11 starts with earnings of $56,218.
In last place early, Tabled With Gold bided time as Spot On Babe and Stephanie Plum dueled through fractions of :22.10 and :45.08, commenced a rally on the turn while ranging into contention four-wide, and then gradually wore down the leaders through the stretch.
Beautranda, Havasu Falls and Hetty completed the order of finish.
NOTES: He’s All Heart ($5.60) continued his banner meet with a 5 ¾-length victory under Leslie Mawing in Saturday’s seventh race. Trained by Vince Gibson for Vic-Tory Stables IV, He’s All Heart is 4-2-1 in eight starts at the meet with earnings of $18,575. He’s All Heart was claimed Saturday for $5,000 by Saratoga West and trainer Jeff Metz. . .Dru Hall, fresh off his fourth straight training title at Les Bois Park, notched his first Emerald Downs win as Top Lady ($8.80) won Saturday’s fourth race under Ronald Richard. Hall dominated Les Bois in 2014, winning the title by a 43-12 margin over Paul Treasure. . .Montelena ($3) also joined the list of four-time winners at the meet Saturday, leading gate-to-wire under David G. Lopez in race one. A 6-year-old Spinelessjellyfish mare, Montelena is trained and co-owned by Martin Pimentel. . .Trainer Alexandra Brenchley collected her first victory of the meet as Benatar ($33.40) rallied to win race three. . .Lopez, Richard and Mawing rode two winners apiece on the nine-race card. The meet’s leading rider with 83 wins, Mawing has 23 multiple-win days. . .Longacres Mile nominee Blue Tone ($3.20) prevailed in the $90,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Del Mar. . .Live racing continues Sunday with the $60,000 Bank of America Emerald Downs Quarter Horse Championship Challenge for 3-year-olds and up at 440 yards. First post is 2:15 p.m.