$50,000 SEATTLE STAKES TESTS 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES
AUBURN, Wash. (May 5, 2019) – Emerald Downs’ stakes action begins Sunday, May 12 with the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs.
The Seattle is the first of 28 stakes worth an aggregate $1,550,000 offered at the 2019 meeting, and the first of four open stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Northwest Factor, who defeated colts in the $90,000 Gottstein Futurity last fall, is expected to make her 2019 debut for trainer Steve Bullock. A Kentucky-bred by The Factor, Northwest Factor compiled a 2-2-2 record in six starts and led all juveniles with $95,700 in earnings.
Trainer Blaine Wright—who has two wins and a second in the last three Seattles—
nominated Mucho Amor, who earned a 75 Beyer while drilling allowance foes last month at Golden Gate Fields. A Kentucky-bred daughter of Mucho Macho Man, Mucho Amor began her career in Kentucky with trainer Wesley Ward, scoring a maiden allowance victory before finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga.
Killarney Lass, the lone three-time winner nominated, has performed well on dirt and synthetic for trainer Frank Lucarelli, and Something About Me has keen early speed and is 2-4-0 in eight starts for trainer Paul Treasure.
Trainer Tom Wenzel nominated Lady Campbell and Slingshot Mistress, who both gained stakes experience as 2-year-olds.
Trainer Mike Puhich nominated Divine Dharma and Forty Six Carats. The former scored a 15-length maiden victory last fall at Santa Anita while the latter showed promise in two starts last year, debuting with a maiden allowance victory and finishing sixth in the Gottstein.
Emerald Downs’ 3-Year-Old Fillies Series
Sunday, May 12, $50,000 Seattle Stakes, 6 Furlongs
Sunday, June 9, $50,000 Kent Stakes, 6 1/2 Furlongs
Sunday, July 14, $50,000 Irish Day Stakes, 1 & 1/16 Mile
Sunday, Aug. 11, $50,000 Washington Oaks, 1 & 1/8 Mile
Sunday, Sept. 1, $50,000 WA Cup Sophomore Filly Stakes*, 1 Mile
$50,000 Seattle Stakes, Sunday, May 12
3-Year-Old Fillies, 6 Furlongs
Horse. . . . . . . . . .Owner. . . . . . . . . .Trainer
Alittlelesstalk (3WA) Warlock, Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC Roddina Barrett
Classic Leah (3CA) Paul Johnson Vince Gibson
Divine Dharma (3KY) Mark Dedomenico LLC Mike Puhich
Fleet Marie (3WA) Q Stable & Craig Fredrickson Bonnie Jenne
Forty Six Carats (3KY) Rondeau Enetrprises & M Dedomenico Mike Puhich
Killarney Lass (3KY) Sargent Stables Frank Lucarelli
Lady Campbell (3KY) David Thorner Tom Wenzel
Lulu’s Lightening (3WA) How We Roll #6 Steve Bullock
Mucho Amor (3KY) Ten Broeck Farm Blaine Wright
Northwest Factor (3KY) How We Roll #4 Steve Bullock
Slingshot Mistress (3KY) George Todaro Tom Wenzel
Something About Me (3ID) Harry Bettis or Paul Treasure Paul Treasure
Suddenly Awesome (3WA) Poseidon Partners Kay Cooper
Timberlake Gage (3WA) John Parker Candice Cryderman