FLEET MARIE PREVAILS IN FRIDAY FEATURE RACE
AUBURN, Wash. (July 26, 2019) – Fleet Marie wore down Timberlake Gage and prevailed by a head in Friday’s featured Muckleshoot Casino Purse for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Juan Gutierrez, Fleet Marie ran six furlongs in 1:11.18 and returned $3.60, $2.20 and $2.10. Bonnie Jenne is the winning trainer for owners Doug and Nancy McPhee of Maple Valley and Craig Fredrickson of Bainbridge Island.
Timberlake Gage, ridden by Eddie Martinez resisted gamely when headed by Fleet Marie in the lane to just miss the victory, returning $3 and $2.80. Ridden by Eddie Martinez, Timberlake Gage set fractions of :21.89, :45.15 and :57.80.
Are Rated was 4 ¾ lengths back in third and paid $3 to show, while Gold Supply, Excessive Belief, Z’s Speranza, Piun Up Lady and Star Gauge completed the order of finish. One Fast Bunny was a late scratch.
A Washington-bred 3-year-old by Papa Clem, Fleet Marie is 2-1-0 in seven lifetime starts with earnings of $16,365.
NOTES: Fleet Marie was claimed for $7,500 Friday by trainer Frank Lucarelli and owner Chad Christensen. . .Lucarelli, Christensen and jockey Javier Matias combined for Friday wins with Noumea ($2.80) and Party for One ($3.20). . .Lucarelli tops the trainers’ standings with 44 wins and Christensen leads owners with 14 wins. . .The $0.50 Pick 5, which included a carryover of $19,682, paid $220.70. Fans wagered a single-day record $151,080 into Friday’s pool. . .Red-hot Ryan Barber won on all three of his mounts and has won on seven of his last 12 mounts dating to last week. . .Tomorrow’s Mine ($8.60) finally had her consistency rewarded with a neck victory in race four race. A 4-year-old Harbor the Gold filly, Tomorrow’s Mine had three seconds and two thirds in five previous starts at the meet. . .Maika paid $32 to place in race five, second highest place payoff of the 41-day-old meeting. . .Live racing continues Saturday with an eight-race program at 5 p.m.