WICKEDIZASWICKEDUZ GAMELY PREVAILS IN FEATURE
AUBURN, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2016) – Wickedizaswickeduz repelled Parkers Delight in deep stretch and scored a neck victory Monday in the $15,600 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Javier Matias, Wickedizaswickeduz ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.58 and paid $10.20, $3.80 and $2.80. Larry Ross is the winning trainer for the partnership of
Robert, Pavalunas, Gary Brady and Abe & Marlene Angell.
Pressured by Mary Lois, Wickedizaswickeduz winner set fractions of :22.40, 45.52 and 1:10 flat en route to her second straight win and her fourth career victory. The winner shook off Mary Lois past mid stretch and then gamely held off 4-5 betting Parkers Delight for the victory.
A Washington-bred 4-year-old filly, Wickedizaswickeduz has a 4-4-1 record in 15 lifetime starts and earnings of $60,565, including $8,580 for Monday’s victory.
Parkers Delight, ridden by Jose Zunino, finished second and paid $2.40 and $2.10. A 4-year-old Washington-bred by Parker’s Storm Cat, Parkers Delight has had a sharp season with three wins, two seconds and a third in six starts.
Luck Out, with Leslie Mawing aboard, finished third, paid $3, and was followed by Mary Lois and Alli Leigh. Seeking the Light and Showcase Winner were scratched earlier in the day.
HEZA DASHA FIRE WINS AGAIN IN CALIFORNIA
The richest horse in Washington history scored his latest victory Saturday night at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif.
Heza Dasha Fire romped by two lengths over Bh Lisas Boy in the $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap (G1) for 3-year-olds and upward. Owned by Kathy and Don Meneely of Kennewick, Wash., Heza Dasha Fire ran 400 yards in :19.364 seconds and paid $2.60 to win.
A 4-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Walk Thru Fire-Dasha Freda, Heza Dasha Fire earned $47,000, increasing his bankroll to a staggering $1,761,487.
Heza Dasha Fire has a 12-2-0 record in 15 career starts, and the Go Man Go is his fifth Grade 1 triumph. The victory was especially satisfying for the Meneelys, trainer Jose Flores and jockey Cruz Mendez, as Heza Dasha Fire was making his first start since undergoing surgery on both knees in February.
NOTES: Breaking out of a 1-for-40 slump, trainer Jeff Metz went three-for-three Sunday and leapfrogged Blaine Wright 37-36 in the trainers’ standings. Metz won the opener with Pukaberry ($7), the third race with Lovethisbar ($3.60) and the fifth with Dugan Bill ($14). . .Pick by The Box ($4.80) made it three straight wins with a victory over Gross Misconduct in Monday’s sixth race for older $5,000 claimers. A 5-year-old Limehouse gelding, Pick by The Box is 3-3-2 in nine starts at the meeting. . .Trainer Debbie Van Horne picked up her first win of the meet as Commander Lute ($9.60) surged from behind to win race four under hot-riding Eswan Flores, who had two wins Sunday and six for the week. . .Rocco Bowen also rode two winners Sunday, pushing his season total to 102 wins. . .The final week of live racing begins Friday with first post 6:30 p.m.