Emerald Downs News & Notes-Tuesday, July 21

The week begins Wednesday with 10 races, post time, 2:15 p.m., and concludes Thursday with 11 races, post time 5 p.m. Total entries for Week 5 is 181 horses in 21 races or 8.6 per race. The season total is 804 horses over 10 days (101 races) or 7.9 a race.

The $0.20 Jackpot Pick 7 carryover has reached $21,031, with Wednesday’s sequence featuring 68 horses in races 4 thru 10, or 9.7 runners a race.


Wednesday, July 22
2:15 p.m. (10 races)
$21,031 Carryover $0.20 Jackpot Pick 7

Thursday, July 23
5 p.m. (11 races)


For You Only

THURSDAY, JULY 23, RACE 3, (5:55 P.M.) $18,500 ALW, 3YO & UP F&M, 6F: This allowance dash features five runners exiting the same condition three weeks ago plus a promising newcomer coming off a big maiden score. For You Only easily ran the best of those from the common race, saving second after dueling with talented Windy Point through a :44 and change half-mile. A stakes winner at age 2, For You Only shows two good interim works and will be tough to deny on the front end. Unless Daffodil Sweet is the real deal. The first foal out of a dam related to several good horses, Daffodil Sweet drilled a nice field of straight maidens by 8 ¾ lengths at 17 to 1 in her July 2 debut. That was the night, however, when speed dominated and winning margins included routs of 2 ¾, 9, 5, 7 ¾, 2 ¾, 8 ¾, 7 ½ and 6 ¼ lengths.


So Lucky

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, RACE 9 (6:31 P.M.), $12,500/$10,000 CLG, 3YO & UP, 6 ½ F: So Lucky dropped anchor early after taking serious tote action two weeks ago and might clear this group early, and the barn is solid with horses second off the layoff. The only knock is 6 ½ furlongs might be a tad far. Omache Kid seeks to become the first three-time winner at the meet while jumping in class off a claim. Making his 27th start in two years, Omache Kid should get a lively pace to chase here. Mixo earned a good figure off the bench and added distance helps his cause, but he has only one victory in 24 career starts here.


Take Charge Deputy

Wednesday, July 15
Race 1: Gold Supply-52*
Race 2: Take Charge Deputy-82*
Race 3: Assets Included-62
Race 4: Zeynap-20+#
Race 5: Tig-62
Race 6: Kissable U-44
Race 7: Valid Prince-67*
Race 8: Missed the Boat-64
Race 9: Raise the Woof-67*
Race 10: Style Daddy-51


Thursday, July 16
Race 1: Perfect Promise-61*
Race 2: Star Gauge-16
Race 3: Check and Raise-50
Race 4: Cascade Dancer-49
Race 5: Vinny From Dixie-66*
Race 6: Wheel Rally-58
Race 7: Dreamcatcher-55
Race 8: Papa’s Golden Boy-80*
Race 9: Alittlelesstalk-75
Race 10: Pin Up Lady-49
Race 11: All About Time-73*
* Career-high
# First-time starter


Fast Times
4 ½ Furlongs :51.75 Seattlesbestsecret (2g) July 9
5 Furlongs :57.65 Vroysky (3g) June 24
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.11 Windribbon (4g) July 9
6 Furlongs 1:09.38 Papa’s Golden Boy (4g) July 16
6 ½ Furlongs 1:18.60 Constant Craving (6m) June 25
1 Mile 1:37.54 Remembertobreathe (9g) July 8

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 6-21 (28.6%)
Season: 24-80 (30.0%)
Largest $2 Win: $69.60, Star Gauge (July 16)
$2 Place: $28.20, Vinny From Dixie (July 16)
$2 Show: $15.20, Alotmoreaction (July 2)
Largest Payout: $14,431.80 ($0.50 Pick 5, July 15)

Alex Cruz

Jockey Wins
14-Alex Cruz
14-Gary Wales
12-Juan Gutierrez
11-Cerapio Figueroa
7-Eddie Martinez
6-Javier Matias
5-Alex Anaya
5-Jose Zunino
3-Jennifer Whitaker
2-Lorenzo Lopez
1-Jake Samuels

Candi Cryderman

Trainer Wins
7-Frank Lucarelli
6-Blaine Wright
4-Kay Cooper
4-Jorge Rosales
3-Howard Belvoir
3-Candi Cryderman
3-Sam Dronen
3-Vince Gibson
3-David Martinez
3-Rosie Simkins
3-Chris Stenslie
3-Joe Toye
2-Roddina Barrett
2-Alan Bozell
2-Michael Bullene
2-Steve Bullock
2-Charles Essex
2-Bonnie Jenne
2-Dan Markle
2-Tim McCanna
2-Robert Meeking
2-Jeff Metz
2-Jose Navarro
2-Rigoberto Velasquez
2-Tom Wenzel
1-Sharon Ross
1-Robbie Baze
1-Tena Birdwell
1-Ken Elison
1-Terry Gillihan
1-Dale Koler
1-Nick Lowe
1-Manny Ortiz
1-Jose Raudales

Dan Markle

Owner Wins
3-John Parker
3-Chad and Josh
3-Carol Dronen
2-Allaire Farms
2-Howard Belvoir
2-Michael Bullene
2-Glyn Kelly, Anne MacLennan and Dan Markle
2-Gary and Deborah Lusk and Jeff Lusk
1-61 tied

Wheel Rally

Horse Wins
2-Missed the Boat
2-Omache Kid
2-Papa’s Golden Boy
2-Valid Prince
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-All About Time
1-Always Working
1-Assets Included
1-Benny the Jet
1-Bullet Drill
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Cate’s Gold
1-Check and Raise
1-Chris the Beaver
1-Coastal Tulips
1-Constant Craving
1-Daffodil Sweet
1-David Nose Best
1-Doctor Bruce S.
1-Elliott Bay
1-Fortune’s Freude
1-Frolic and Detour
1-Full Speed Ahead
1-Gold Supply
1-Hard to Deny
1-I Work for Carrots
1-Kactus Kate
1-Kissable U
1-Known Value
1-Last One Standing
1-La Una
1-La Waun
1-Managing Brianna
1-Makah Lane
1-Miso Fast
1-National Browser
1-On Purpose
1-O’S So Serios
1-Perfect Promise
1-Pin Up Lady
1-Pure Pursuit
1-Raise the Woof
1-Ri Pin Snap
1-Rocket Power
1-Rough Ride
1-Smarty Jeans
1-So Figure It Out
1-Sophie’s Dream
1-Sparkling Lute
1-Spot On
1-Star Gauge
1-Style Daddy
1-Sway Road
1-Take Charge Deputy
1-Vinny From Dixie
1-Waverly Way
1-Whata Flirt
1-Wheel Rally
1-Windy Point
1-Zippy Groom


Sire Wins
8-Harbor the Gold
4-Coast Guard
3-Atta Boy Roy
2-Hard Spun
2-Lutes Gift
2-Polish Miner
2-Sway Away

Winner Bred
 1-British Columbia

Bob Meeking

WEEKLY HONORS #4 (July 15-16): Jockey: Alex Cruz; Trainer: Bob Meeking; Owner: Warlock Stable and Kelly Dougan; WTBOA WA Bred: Papa’s Golden Boy (Bar C Racing Stables breeder); Quarter Chute Cafe Groom of the Week: Ruben Ortiz (Jorge Rosales); Exercise Rider: Gerardo Martin (Jeff Metz).

Del Mar

NOTES: Juan Gutierrez begins the week needing just one victory for 2,000 career wins, and is 34 away from Gallyn Mitchell’s track record of 1,419 wins. Gutierrez also is $128,811 shy of Mitchell’s Emerald Downs’ earnings mark of $14,922,944. . .Stakes action begins next week with the $40,000 Angie C Stakes for 2-year-old fillies and $40,000 King County Express for 2-year-old colts & geldings, both at 5 1/2 furlongs on Thursday, July 30. . .Through eight days of racing, 30 horses have been claimed for an aggregate $215,250 including six at $15,000—Linchpins Wake, Freiburg, On Purpose, Spot On, Staredown and Brett. . .After missing a week due to jockey COVID-19 infections, Del Mar resumes racing Friday at 2 p.m.