Emerald Downs Wrap-Friday, July 27

Copy Begone and Gary Wales


AUBURN, Wash. (July 27, 2018) – Copy Begone edged clear in the final furlong and earned a 2 ¾-length victory over Lovethisbar in the $11,200 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for fillies and mares Friday at Emerald Downs.

With Gary Wales riding, Copy Begone ran six furlongs in 1:09.59 and paid $4, $3.20 and $3. Neil Knapp is the trainer for owner Aaron Bresko of Seattle.

With the victory, Copy Begone became the eighth triple winner at the meet and improved to 10-4-0 in 20 lifetime starts at Emerald Downs. Her overall record is 14-6-6 in 35 starts with earnings of $102,628.

A 5-year-old Washington-bred by Demon Warlock-Run a Copy, Copy Begone has won her last six starts in the Knapp barn—three at Emerald Downs and three last fall at Portland Meadows. In between she raced five times at Golden Gate, including her first career victory on turf in May.

Lovethisbar, a 36-1 long shot, battled the winner around the turn and past mid-stretch before yielding late. Ridden by Francisco Orduna-Rojas, Lovethisbar paid $17.20 and $10.20.

Tinderette, with Jose Zunino riding, was 6 ¼ lengths back in third and paid $7 to show, while Camano Comet, Indian Power, Dreamer S. and Papa Mambo completed the order of finish. A Filly Can Dream was scratched earlier in the day.

The $0.50 Pick 5, enhanced by a $13,565 carryover, paid $10,470.

NOTES: Silversonic ($14.60) cruised to an easy victory in Friday’s fifth race, giving trainer Frank Lucarelli his 930th career win at Emerald Downs and trying Tim McCanna for No. 1 all-time at Emerald Downs. . .Trainer Mary Tate notched her first two wins of the season, scoring with 4-year-old geldings Tybee Island ($16) in race three and Uncle Kimo ($41) in race seven. . . Wales and Kevin Orozco rode two winners each on the seven-race card. . .Orozco has 11 wins in the last five racing days while Wales has doubled the last three Fridays. . .Live racing continues Saturday with first post 5 p.m. . . 2008 Longacres Mile winner Wasserman is among the featured attractions at Saturday’s edition of Breakfast at the Wire, 8 to 10 a.m. with entry via the paddock gate.