Emerald Downs Wrap-Friday, August 5

Oreo’s Dream and jockey Juan Gutierrez


AUBURN, Wash. (Aug. 5, 2022) – Oreo’s Dream took command into the lane and drew clear for a 2 ¼-length victory in Friday’s $25,000 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

Ridden by Juan Gutierrez, Oreo’s Dream ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.85 and paid $8.20 as third betting choice in a field of six. Greg Moore is the winning trainer for owners MoSaWi Racing, Ellen Moore, and Jim Moore.

Oreo’s Dream pressed Pearl River Delta through fractions of :22.39 and :45.08, stuck a head in front at the quarter-pole, opened a clear lead past mid-stretch and won with total authority.

A 4-year-old Washington-bred by Coast Guard, Oreo’s Dream has raced three times in 2022—finishing, third, second and first—and is 3-3-3 in 13 lifetime starts with earnings of $54,259, including $13,750 for Friday’s victory.

Princess Payton, a 10 to 1 longshot ridden by Eddie Martinez, rallied late to snatch second, while Pearl River Delta, ridden by Kevin Radke, held third. Suddenly Winning finished fourth while Zazen and Cielo Diamante-co-favorites at 2 to 1-finished fifth and sixth.

NOTES: Total mutuel handle was $915,826 on a seven-race card. . .In the Friday opener, Willing to Burn ($9) re-rallied past Collecting Stars to become the meet’s first four-time winner. Willing to Burn is a 5-year-old California-bred mare by Wilburn. . .Brony Boy ($6.60) improved to 3-2-0 in five starts at the meet with a last to first victory in race three. . .Jake Samuels rode a pair of double-digit winners, scoring on Pistol Power ($11.80) and After the Candy ($34). . .Kevin Radke and Juan Gutierrez also rode two winners. . .Alex Cruz scored aboard Lightning Star ($6.20) in the nightcap and tops the standings with 59 wins, followed by Radke with 50 wins and Gutierrez with 49. . . Lochness ($16.80) gave owner/trainer Mike Thompson his first win of the meet, scoring from off the pace in race five. . .After a season-high payoff of $18,581.45 in last Sunday’s $0.50 Pick 5, Friday’s Pick 5 paid $11,525. . .Three-time Emerald Downs’ riding champ Rocco Bowen enjoyed a busman’s holiday Friday at the Auburn oval. Bowen rides defending champ Background in the $150,000 Longacres Mile on August 14. . .Spittin Image breezed a half-mile in :49 Friday in a Mile tune-up for trainer Candi Cryderman and owner John Parker. . .Mile nominations close Sunday and with entries for the 87th running of the Northwest’s most prestigious race drawn Wednesday. . .Live racing continues Saturday at 2:15 p.m.