Emerald Downs News & Notes-Tuesday, September 8


Wednesday, September 9
2:15 p.m. (10 races)

Thursday, September 10
5 p.m. (11 races)
$100,000 Longacres Mile (G3) (Race 8, 8:30 p.m.)
$40,000 Emerald Distaff (Race 7, 7:52 p.m.)

Total entries for Week 11 are 167 horses in 22 races or 7.9 a race. Entries for 12 Thoroughbred stakes to date is 92 horses in 12 races for 7.6 a race.



$100,000 Longacres Mile (G3) (Thursday, Sept 10, Race 8, 8:30 pm): The 85th Mile features a good horse returning from a 16-month layoff as the 8 to 5 choice. Anothertwistafate misfired in the Preakness but displayed considerable talent in the run up to the 2019 Triple Crown and is too good for this cast if ready off the bench. Trainer Blaine Wright and owner Peter Redekop, second the last two years with Alert Bay and Anyportinastorm, appear set to get their first victory in the Northwest’s biggest race. If not the favorite, then who? Papa’s Golden Boy is extremely quick and likely to be leading at the quarter pole. There is other speed in the race, and while Papa might not get eight furlongs his presence will keep everybody on their toes. Go with him early and you’re likely toast. Canadian shippers Five Star General and He’s the Reason, both owned and trained by Glen Todd, are talented and appear set for top efforts. Mario Gutierrez rides Five Star General and is two for two in the Longacres Mile. Elliott Bay is the top local threat and his trainer, owners and jockey are enjoying dream seasons at Emerald Downs. Elliott Bay has routed well previously and worked a scorching five furlongs last week. Take Charge Deputy ran well in both sprints and is three for six at a mile. The Press is a stakes winner at a mile and his trainer has won the Longacres Mile three times in the last 12 years. Makah Lane also has a route stakes victory on his resume at Emerald Downs, but must rebound from a subpar showing in the Mt. Rainier. La Waun is a hard-trying gelding with a 7 for 16 record on dirt, but is stepping way up in class and marooned in the 10-hole. Hollywood Heat produced a meet-high $105.60 win mutuel vs. allowance foes, but this is a tough assignment for his first try in a route.

Killarney Lass

$40,000 Emerald Distaff, 3&UP, F&M, 1 1/16 Mile (Thursday, Sept 10, Race 7, 7:52 pm): The seven-horse field features five runners exiting the $40,000 Boeing Stakes, which Killarney Lass won by 5 lengths in a season best 1:14.74 for 6 1/2 furlongs. In 17 career starts she has seven wins and zero seconds, so she is pretty much all or nothing–her last three wins at Emerald Downs were by 18 1/4, 9 1/4 and 5 lengths. A mile and a sixteenth appears well within her reach, and she again appears to have no serious pace competition. Alittlelesstalk is a hard-hitting filly who got no help up front in the Boeing, yet easily held second place. She gives you your money’s worth every time. Dontkissntell drew inside the favorite and might have enough speed to make things interesting early. She has run some big races around two turns. The two shippers are both interesting. Amazonian stretches out after a lackluster sixth in her 2020 debut last month in Vancouver. The 2019 BC Oaks winner adds Mario Gutierrez and appears to be training well for this assignment. Reginella won this race in 2018 and has been running well in the upper claiming ranks at Golden Gate.


Mr Bingley

Wednesday, September 2
Race 1: Lobaness-51
Race 2: Missed the Boat-79*
Race 3: Stand To-62*
Race 4: Perfect D-39+#
Race 5: Crest Drive-56
Race 6: Sunshine Beach-39+
Race 7: Mr Bingley-47
Race 8: Indygo Bo-53
Race 9: Shoe Game-63
Race 10: Sovereign Nation-48

Gold Crusher

Thursday, September 3
Race 1: Spot On-65
Race 2: Riptide Romeo-46
Race 3: Doctor Bruce S.-41
Race 4: So Lucky-75
Race 5: Fortune’s Freude-76*
Race 6: Pulpits Power-65
Race 7: Irish Terrier-43
Race 8: Gold Crusher-77
Race 9: Princess of Cairo-82*
Race 10: Lansky-65
Race 11: Friendswithbourbon-34
* Career-high
# First-time starter

Princess of Cairo

Fast Times
4 ½ Furlongs :51.75 Seattlesbestsecret (2g) July 9
5 Furlongs :57.11 Swift as I Am (2g) July 29
5 ½ Furlongs 1:02.11 Windribbon (4g) July 9
6 Furlongs 1:08.65 Lolo Paniolo (3g) July 30
6 ½ Furlongs 1:14.74 Killarney Lass (4f) Aug 13
1 Mile 1:34.63 Missed the Boat (4g) Sept 2
1 1/16 Mile 1:41.12 Princess of Cairo (3f) Sept 3

Betting Favorites
Last Week: 5-21 (23.8%)
Season: 75-230 (32.6%)
Thoroughbred 73-227 (32.1%) Quarter Horse 2-3 (66.7%)
Largest $2 Win: $105.60, Hollywood Heat (Aug 13)
$2 Place: $49.80, Hollywood Heat (Aug 13)
$2 Show: $18.20, Hollywood Heat (Aug 13)
Largest Payouts: $32,033 ($0.50 Pick 5, Aug 5), $30,520 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 7, Sept 2), $29,665 ($0.20 Jackpot Pick 7, July 22), $29,571 ($0.50 Pick 4, July 30)

Joree Scriver

Jockey Wins*
35-Alex Cruz
30-Gary Wales
29-Juan Gutierrez
25-Eddie Martinez
24-Cerapio Figueroa
20-Javier Matias
16-Jake Samuels
15-Alex Anaya
10-Jennifer Whitaker
9-Jose Zunino
6-Lorenzo Lopez
4-Joree Scriver
4-James Wooten
1-Patrick Henry Jr.
*Thoroughbred only

Jose Navarro

Trainer Wins*
28-Frank Lucarelli
18-Jorge Rosales
16-Blaine Wright
12-Howard Belvoir
12-Joe Toye
9-Kay Cooper
9-Rigoberto Velasquez
8-Candi Cryderman
8-Vince Gibson
7-Chris Stenslie
7-Tom Wenzel
6-Bonnie Jenne
6-Jose Navarro
5-Alan Bozell
5-Charles Essex
5-Jeff Metz
4-Steve Bullock
4-Dan Markle
4-David Martinez
4-Manny Ortiz
4-Rosie Simkins
3-Tena Birdwell
3-Sam Dronen
3-Nick Lowe
3-Robert Meeking
3-Debbie Peery
3-Debbie Van Horne
2-Roddina Barrett
2-Robbie Baze
2-Michael Bullene
2-Tim McCanna
2-Jack McCartney
2-Jose Raudales
*Thoroughbred only

Big Bill and Company

Owner Wins
16-Chad and Josh
8-John Parker
6-Greg Conley, Chuck Conley or Terra Firma Farm
4-Howard Belvoir
3-Allaire Farms
3-Marjorie Avery
3-Badrock Racing
3-Howard Belvoir, Bob Buchanan and Fred Foy
3-Big Bill and Company #1
3-Ron Crockett Inc.
3-Carol Dronen
3-Lynn Hebdon
3-Glyn Kelly, Anne MacLennan and Dan Markle
3-Rick Kessler or Terra Firma Farm
3-Little Barn Racing
3-One Horse Will Do Corporation & Chris Stenslie
3-One Horse Will Do Corporation & Steve Shimizu
3-Saratoga West
2-Rebecca Ayarra
2-Bar C Racing Stable Inc.
2-BDW Racing LLC or Marty Yellam
2-Billy Speed Racing Stable
2-Tena Birdwell
2-Blue Ribbon Racing #15
2-Michael Bullene
2-W. Quinn Chin
2-Jeff Cissell
2-Clemans View Racing #5
2-Joe Crawford, Michael Pattison and Tim Clothier
2-Donald Lawrence
2-Nick Lowe and Mark Loebner
2-Gary and Deborah Lusk and Jeff Lusk
2-John McCulloch
2-Art McFadden
2-Wanda Munger Racing Stables
2-Rancho Viejo and Jerry Carmody
2-Rosales Racing F1
2-Tamra Ruther
2-Seamist Racing LLC

Elliott Bay

Horse Wins
3-Daffodil Sweet*
3-Doctor Bruce S.
3-Missed the Boat
3-Omache Kid
2-Battle Point Red
2-Bearcreek Mountain
2-Bullet Drill
2-Coastal Tulips
2-Crest Drive
2-Elliott Bay*
2-Fortune’s Freude
2-I Work for Carrots
2-Kissable U
2-La Waun
2-Licorice Drop Pops
2-Owners’ Prestige
2-Papa’s Golden Boy
2-Pure Pursuit
2-Spot On
2-Style Daddy
2-Time for Gold**
2-Valid Prince
2-Vinny From Dixie
1-Abraa Jabraa
1-Aero Street
1-All About Time
1-Always Working
1-Aqua Frio
1-Assets Included
1-Autumn Arrives
1-Awesome Slate
1-Baby Rocks
1-Benny the Jet
1-Besos for Lily
1-Blue Chip Betty
1-Brahms Forest
1-Buckley Bay
1-Camden High
1-Candied Lute
1-Cascade Dancer
1-Cate’s Gold
1-Cedar Rapids
1-Check and Raise
1-Chris the Beaver
1-Clocker’s Choice
1-Close the Show Lo
1-Cm Boom Shakalaka (qh)
1-Cm Once Ina Bluemoon (qh)
1-Cody’s Choice
1-Coastal Run
1-Constant Craving
1-Continue On Victor
1-David Nose Best
1-Dazzling Debbi
1-Dragon Lady
1-Dudley Studley
1-Eddie and the King
1-Emily’s Gold
1-Fantastic Day
1-Fats Dominus
1-Fiery Cause
1-Fireball Red
1-Fortune in Silk
1-Forty Knot Current
1-Frolic and Detour
1-Full Speed Ahead
1-Gold Crusher*
1-Golden Cowboy
1-Gold Supply
1-Gran Fiesta
1-Grazen Valor
1-Harbors Rule
1-Hard to Deny
1-Hollywood Heat
1-Hurricane Force
1-If You Want It
1-Indygo Bo
1-Irish Terrier
1-Is This It
1-John’s On Point
1-Kactus Kate
1-Killarney Lass*
1-Known Value
1-Lady Campbell
1-Last One Standing
1-La Una
1-Linchpins Wake
1-Live a Good Life
1-Lolo Paniolo
1-Louisana Bunny (qh)
1-Magic Mahogany
1-Managing Brianna
1-Makah Lane
1-Malibu Bay
1-Mean Sharon
1-Mika the Mistress
1-Mirror Image
1-Miso Fast
1-Miss Valor
1-Mr Bingley
1-Mr. Takahashi
1-National Browser
1-On Purpose
1-O’S So Serios
1-Patricia L
1-Pegasus Champ
1-Perfect D
1-Perfect Promise
1-Pin Up Lady
1-Pistol Power
1-Port Lions
1-Pre Mo Diamond
1-Princess of Cairo*
1-Pulpits Power
1-Raise the Woof
1-Reno Roy
1-Ri Pin Snap
1-Riptide Romeo
1-Rocket Power
1-Rough Ride
1-Sadie Sue
1-Salty Little Lass
1-Sassy Edie
1-Secret Paranoia
1-Semi Sweet
1-Shelby R.
1-Shez a Grinder
1-Shoe Game
1-Six Blessings
1-Smarty Jeans
1-So Figure It Out
1-So Lucky
1-Somethin’bout Iris
1-Sophie’s Dream
1-Sovereign Nation
1-Sparkling Lute
1-Spittin Image
1-Stand To
1-Stanley Ryder
1-Star Gauge
1-Stay in Grace
1-Stratus Bird
1-Suddenly Awesome
1-Sunshine Beach
1-Sunshine Emily
1-Sway Road
1-Swift as I Am
1-Take Charge Deputy
1-The Metal Man
1-The Press
1-This Great Nation
1-Tiger Mom
1-Tiger On Your Six
1-Tomorrow’s Mine
1-Top Executive*
1-Waverly Way
1-West Coast Indy
1-Whata Flirt
1-Wheel Rally
1-Wild Wild Kingdom
1-Windy Point
1-You Go Girl
1-Zippen Sevenz
1-Zippy Groom
1-Z’s Speranza
*Stakes Win

Atta Boy Roy

Sire Wins
24-Harbor the Gold
16-Coast Guard
5-Atta Boy Roy
3-Champ Pegasus
3-Lutes Gift
3-Ministers Wildcat
3-Polish Miner
3-Raise the Bluff
3-Square Eddie
3-Sway Away
3-The Pamplemousse
3-War Power
2-Dialed In
2-Distorted Reality
2-Hard Spun
2-Lemon Drop Kid
2-Liberty Gold
2-Rallying Cry
2-Smiling Tiger
2-Southern Image
2-Stormy Atlantic
2-Testa Rossa
2-Trappe Shot

Winner Bred*
122-Washington (53.7%)
48-Kentucky (21.1%)
39-California (17.1%)
6-Oregon (2.6%)
2-Arizona (0.9%)
2-Florida (0.9%)
2-Australia (0.9%)
1-Arizona (0.4%)
1-Idaho (0.4%)
1-Louisiana (0.4%)
1-Maryland (0.4%)
1-Virginia (0.4%)
1-Alberta (0.4%)
1-British Columbia (0.4%)
*Thoroughbred only

Claims: 94
Aggregate: $603,750
Largest Claim: $25,000, Staredown (3YOG) July 29, Golden Delight (3YOF) August 12

Jennifer Whitaker

WEEKLY HONORS #11 (September 2 & 3): Jockey: Jennifer Whitaker.; Trainer: Kay Cooper; Owner: Glyn Kelly and Anne MacLennan; WTBOA WA Bred: Gold Crusher (Bar C Racing Stables breeder).