Emerald Downs News & Notes-Thursday, June 6

Ten Broeck Farm’s Mucho Amor


Based off a tremendous local debut last month, Mucho Amor towers over seven rivals in Sunday’s $50,000 Kent Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs.

A $260,000 daughter of Mucho Macho Man, Mucho Amor was ultra-impressive in her Northwest debut four weeks ago, romping by six lengths in 1:09.76 for six furlongs. Her 83 Beyer is 10 points higher than the career best of any of her rivals Sunday.

Trained by Blaine Wright for David Mowat’s Ten Broeck Farm. Mucho Amor is 3-0-0 in five starts overall with earnings of $92,590. Mucho Amor drew the No. 5 post and will be ridden by Juan Hernandez at high weight of 122 lbs. Hernandez is 6-3-0 in 14 career mounts at Emerald Downs, including stakes wins this season on Mucho Amor and Anyportinastorm.

Alittlelesstalk has developed nicely for trainer Roddina Barrett and owners Tim Floyd, Kelly Dougan and Stephanie Loffredo, compiling a win and two seconds in three starts at the meet. A daughter of Demon Warlock, she finished a clear second to Mucho Amor in the Seattle and then blitzed allowance foes by 5 3/4 lengths at 6 1/2 furlongs on May 27.

Northwest Factor, last year’s 2-year-old filly champion at Emerald Downs, finished a distant fourth while making her 2019 debut in the Seattle. Based off a pair of sharp recent works, the 2018 Gottstein Futurity winner looks for an improved effort for Steve Bullock and How We Roll #4.

Killarney Lass might be better around two turns, but is a triple winner and finished well to take third in the Seattletr. Forty Six Carats showed promise as a 2-year-old, and has fired two bullet drills since finishing sixth in the Seattle.

Stable mates Senoradiablo and Twirling Devon were both stakes winners this winter in Arizona, while Suddenly Awesome has good speed and scored a game maiden win on Memorial Day.

  • The Kent Stakes goes as Race 8 on a 10-race card with post time 5:30 p.m.
  • Alittlelesstalk co-owner Stephanie Loffredo is slated to sing the national anthem Sunday.

The field for the 23rd running of the $50,000 Kent Stakes: 1-Forty Six Carats, Franklin Ceballos, 116 lbs; 2-Alittlelesstalk, Lorenzo Lopez, 116; 3-Killarney Lass, Javier Matias, 120; 4-Senoradiablo, Jose Leon, 118; 5-Mucho Amor, Juan Hernandez, 122; 6-Suddenly Awesome, Juan Gutierrez, 116; 7-Northwest Factor, Gary Wales, 118; 8-Twirling Devon, Kevin Orozco, 116.

May 12: $50,000 Seattle Stakes, Mucho Amor ($3.80), 6F/1:09.76 (83 Beyer)
June 9: $50,000 Kent Stakes, 6 ½ Furlongs
July 14: $50,000 Irish Day Stakes, 1 1/16 Mile
Aug 11: $50,000 Washington Oaks, 1 1/8 Mile

Mucho Amor and Blaine Wright


With wins in three of the first four stakes, trainer Blaine Wright is continuing a trend that began two years ago. Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Wright has more than three times as many stakes wins than any other trainer.

Stakes Wins 2017-2019
23-Blaine Wright
7-Steve Bullock
6-Frank Lucarelli
4-Howard Belvoir
4-Jeff Metz
3-Mike Puhich
3-Tom Wenzel

Doris and Jeff Harwood

All-Time Stakes Wins
67-Doris Harwood
50-Jim Penney
46-Bud Klokstad
45-Frank Lucarelli
44-Howard Belvoir
41-Tom Wenzel
34-Blaine Wright
31-Tim McCanna


Friday, June 7
6:30 p.m. (7 races)
Fab Friday
Brewer’s Night

Saturday, June 8
2 p.m. (8 races)
Belmont Stakes

Sunday, June 9
2 p.m. (10 races)
$50,000 Kent Stakes (3YOF, 6 ½ F)
Bulldogs & Beagles


Cross Creek

Friday, May 31
Race 1: Twirling Cinnamon-55
Race 2: Rosso’s Gatto-37
Race 3: Zanab-63
Race 4: Jackson Teller-60
Race 5: Foggia-72
Race 6: Cross Creek-77
Race 7: Missed the Boat-47*

Spot On

Saturday, June 1
Race 1: Bonita Rapids-50
Race 2: Giopress-65
Race 3: No Harbor in Sight-53
Race 4: Sky Confidential-72
Race 5: She Began Again-53
Race 6: Spot On-70
Race 7: Stay in Power-59*


Sunday, June 2
Race 1: Retreat Yourself-58
Race 2: Cosmic Tripster-24
Race 3: So Lucky-77
Race 4: Sleet Afleet-47
Race 5: Lulumaru-52*
Race 6: Calex-76
Race 7: Anyportinastorm-91
Race 8: Lookforthedimple-59*
* Career-high
+ 2-year-old
# First-time starter

Fastest Times
4 ½ Furlongs :53.27 Dazzleation (2f) May 27
5 Furlongs :56.54 Beau Rocket (4f) May 5
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.04 Best of Me (4f) May 5
6 Furlongs 1:07.54 Anyportinastorm (5h) June 2
6 ½ Furlongs 1:15.19 Cross Creek (6g) May 31
1 Mile 1:35.48 Calex (7g) June 2

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 10-22 (45.4%)
Season: 61-144 (42.3%)
Largest $2 Win: $69.80, Stay in Grace (April 27)
$2 Place: $30, Stay in Grace (April 27)
$2 Show: $15.40, Excessive Belief (May 10)
Largest Payouts: $29,739.60 ($0.50 Pick 5, April 28); $12,038.25 ($0.50 Pick 4, April 27); $10,995.60 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 7, May 19)

2019 Leaders

Alex Anaya

22-Gary Wales
16-Juan Gutierrez
16-Javier Matias
14-Kevin Orozco
12-Franklin Ceballos
11-Jorge Carreno
11-Heribert Martinez
9-Jose Zunino
9-Lorenzo Lopez
6-Ryan Barber
5-Patrick Henry Jr.
4-Jennifer Whitaker
3-Jose Leon*
3-Alex Anaya
**Thoroughbred only

Alan Bozell

21-Frank Lucarelli
10-Blaine Wright
9-Vince Gibson
7-Pablo De Jesus
7-Chris Stenslie
6-Candice Cryderman
6-Howard Belvoir
5-Jorge Rosales
5-Sharon Ross
5-Kay Cooper
4-Howie Gibson
4-Alan Bozell

Dean Mazzuca (Two Putts for the Win)

8-Chad Christensen
5-John Parker
5-One Horse Will Do Corp. & Chris Stenslie
3-Peter Redekop BC Ltd.
2-Marjoie Avery
2-Robbie Baze or Bill Nooney
2-Casa Loma Stable
2-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
2-Emerald Racing Club
2-Todd & Shawn Hansen
2-Daniel Heap
2-Mischief Club 1
2-Darrin Paul
2-Wayne Williams or Linda Northam
2-H.R. Gibson or N.J. Gibson
2-Two Putts for the Win #4, David Lechmanik and Alliance Stable LLC
2-One Horse Will Do Corp., Tina and Scott Saxwold and Lynn Hallowell
2-Eric Amerland, Terezia Nyland & Cindy Winschell
2-Gary and Debbie Lusk
2-Randall and Rossi or Lucarelli Racing
2-Lucarelli Racing and Doug Walker
2-Hopper’s Racing Stable
2-Woodway Stable
2-Valentin Picho Garcia & Valentin G. Garcia
2-Howie Gibson


2-Das Bear
2-E Z Star Maker
2-Flatter Cat
2-He’s Not Grey
2-Pure Pursuit
2-Roamin Effort
2-Rosies Baby
2-Rosso’s Gatto
2-Smoothee Lee
2-Stay in Grace

Corey Delp

WEEKLY HONORS #7 (May 31-June 2): Valpak Jockey: Lorenzo Lopez; Muckleshoot Casino Trainer: Howard Belvoir; Owner: Peter Redekop; Quarter Chute Café Groom: Lucho Rivas (Chris Stenslie); WTBOA WA Bred: So Lucky (Jean Welch); Exercise Rider: Corey Delp (Howard Belvoir).

NOTES: Golden Gate Fields caps its 2018-19 meet Sunday with a 10-race card at
1:15 p.m. Abel Cedillo and Jonathan Wong have clinched the riding and training titles with 124 and 84 wins, respectively. The Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet kicks off the Northern California fair circuit Friday, June 14. . .Saturday at Golden Gate, Blaine Wright and Peter Redekop send out Adorned in the $50,000 Albany Stakes for 3-year-olds and up on turf.