Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, August 14

Our Lyla Grace


AUBURN, Wash. (Aug. 14, 2021) – Our Lyla Grace rallied from behind for a 5 ¾-length victory Saturday in the $16,500 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

With Jose Zunino riding, Our Lyla Grace ran six furlongs in 1:10.72 and paid $6.80 as second choice in the wagering. Tom Wenzel is the trainer for Code Four Stable.

A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred by Cinco Charlie, Our Lyla Grace has won two straight and is 2-1-0 in three starts overall with earnings of $20,295.

Jacana, the lone 4-year-old in the race, finished second at 16 to 1 while Oreo’s Dream, Lutes Lil Gift, Bottle Neck and Coastal Run rounded out the order of finish. Patricia L was scratched earlier in the day.

Code Four Stable is now 4-1-1 from seven starts with two wins apiece from Our Lyla Grace and Lady Campbell. A 5-year-old mare by Dialed In, Lady Campbell is the 7 to 5 morning line favorite in Sunday’s fifth race for $20,000 claimers.

Zunino and Wenzel have been a strong combination this season, compiling a 5-3-1 record in 12 starts.

NOTES: Saturday’s mutuel handle totaled $934,867 on seven races. . .Judicial ($3.20) joined Bella’s Back as the meet’s only four-time winners, leading gate to wire under Julien Couton for Joe Toye and owners Greg Conley, Chuck Conley and Terra Firma Farm. A 6-year-old Tribal Rule mare, Judicial is four for four with $29,608 in earnings. . .Juan Gutierrez and Javier Matias each rode two winners Saturday. . .Saturday’s fifth race—Alphonso Velador Memorial Purse—was named in honor of one of the track’s greatest exercise riders, who passed away in late 2019. . .The $02.0 Jackpot Pick Six pool is $8,966. . .Live racing continues Sunday with the 86th running of the $100,000 Longacres Mile (G3) and $50,000 Emerald Distaff. First post 2:30 p.m.