Emerald Downs Wrap-Friday, July 8

Mamacallmeboo and Alex Cruz nearing the wire in Friday feature


AUBURN, Wash. (July 8, 2022) – Mamacallmeboo carried his speed coast to for a 3 ¾-length victory in Friday’s $15,000 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.

With Alex Cruz up for his third win of the night, Mamacallmeboo ran six furlongs in a brisk 1:09.29 and paid $5 as the betting favorite. Tim McCanna is the winning trainer for owner/breeder Horseplayers Racing Club #341.

Breaking from the outside post, Mamacallmeboo sprinted clear at once, set fractions of :22.19 and :44.70, turned back a challenge from Mosquito Fleet into the stretch, and cruised home for the victory.

A 4-year-old Washington-bred by Abraaj, Mamacallmeboo is 3-2-1 in 10 career starts with earnings of $30,900. He is 3-2-1 in eights starts at Emerald Downs.

Mosquito Fleet, the 5 to 2 second choice ridden by Javier Matias, held second while Devils Workshop, ridden by Javier Matias, finished third. Starzan, Street Demand, and Western Rule rounded out the order of finish.

Bourbonwithatwist and Keep On Danzing were scratched.

NOTES: Total mutuel handle was $943,714 on a seven-race card. . .Cruz now has notched 20 of his meet-high 39 wins on Friday nights. . .Kevin Radke rode two winners and jumped to second in the standings with 32 wins. . .Owner/trainer Howard Belvoir had a big night, scoring with Larsen Bay ($25.80) in race two and Decimate ($9) in race five. . .After a pair of seconds sprinting, Lookout Taylor ($6.40) stretched out to a mile and won easily under Radke for Candi Cryderman, giving owner John Parker his meet-leading 11th win of the meeting. . .Live racing continues Saturday with first post 2:15 p.m.