Emerald Downs Wrap-Friday, June 16

Camano Comet


AUBURN, Wash. (June 16, 2017) – Camano Comet got a rail-skimming ride from Rocco Bowen and drew off for a 3 ½-length victory Friday in the $15,600 Diamond Parking Services Purse for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.

Running six furlongs in 1:10.27, Camano Comet earned $8,580 for the victory and paid $6.80, $3.60, $2.60. Steve Bullock is the winning trainer for the ownership syndicate How We Roll, composed of Emerald Downs’ broadcaster Joe Withee, David Israel and partners.

Withee even asked himself a question in the Winner’s Circle interview: “Joe, what’d you think of that ride by Rocco Bowen? I thought it was a great ride!”

Saving ground as Targa set fractions of :21.90 and :45.09, Camano Comet rallied inside of the leader, gained a short lead into the lane and drew away through the stretch. A Washington-bred filly by Council Member-Crème, Camano Comet has two wins at the meet and is 3-0-1 in nine career starts with earnings of $32,630

Targa, ridden by apprentice Kevin Orozco, fought back in the stretch but was second best. The speedy runner-up paid $3.40 and $2.20.

Lovethisbar, ridden by Isaias Enriquez, finished third and paid $2.60 to show, while Lofty Cause and Kenzie Blake completed the order of finish. My Endless Love was scratched earlier in the day.

NOTES: Friday’s $0.20 Pick 7 paid $6,522 to one winning ticket . . .Bowen was the lone rider with two wins Friday and tops the standings with 53 wins. . .3-year-old gelding Atta Boy Dougie ($14.40) led gate-to-wire in race two, becoming the 14th winning foal for broodmare Peaceful Wings, a list that features 12 different Emerald Downs’ winners including stakes winners Mebossman, Jebrica, Peaceful Reign and Jade Green. . .Kevin Orozco turned in one of the evening’s best riding performances, splitting a narrow opening aboard Ravizzone ($7.60) to prevail over long shot Heart’s Melody in race four. . .First-race runner-up Personal Image paid $28.60 to place, second highest $2 place price of the meet. The Motion Man paid $31.40 to place in race five on June 2. . .Trainer Jeff Metz is on an 8-for-16 roll including a win with Feel the Charge ($5.20) in Friday’s third race. Metz has two contenders in Saturday’s $50,000 Washington State Legislators Stakes, 2-to-1 second choice Citizen Kitty and defending champion B C Z Middleton. . .Live racing continues Saturday with first post 2 p.m.