SARI’S TIGER FINISHES OFF ANOTHER KRIGGER TRIPLE
AUBURN, Wash. (August 3, 2019) – Sari’s Tiger rallied from far back under red-hot Kevin Krigger and scored a 2 ¾-length victory Saturday in the $13,600 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.
For Krigger, who began riding here Friday, the victory capped off a second consecutive three-win night for the 35-year-old native of the Virgin Islands.
Sari’s Tiger ran one mile in 1:40.62 and paid $20.60, $7 and $5.40. Steve Bullock, saddling his 300th career winner at Emerald Downs, is the winning trainer for owner/breeder Dr. Rodney Orr of Silverton, Oregon.
Classic Leah, ridden by Gary Wales, led to deep stretch and was overhauled late by the winner. The runner-up returned $6.80 and $4.60.
Fortune in Silk, a 13-1 long shot ridden by Javier Matias, held third and paid $6.80 to show, while Slingshot Mistress, Sadie Sue, Oursugarshack and Someday Special completed the order of finish. Lulumaru was scratched earlier in the day.
An Oregon-bred by Smiling Tiger-Sariano, Sari’s Tiger is 3-5-2 in 15 career starts with earnings of $50,086. She won a pair of stakes last fall at Portland Meadows.
NOTES: Krigger is No. 16 all-time with 348 wins at Emerald Downs and needs 11 wins to reach 1,000 wins in North America. . .Bullock is the 18th trainer with 300 wins at Emerald Downs. . .Trainer Frank Lucarelli notched his 50th win of the meet as Bullet Drill ($12.20) rallied from last to prevail in race six. Luke needs six wins to reach the 1,000 win mark at Emerald Downs. . .Trainer Scott Freeman notched his first two wins of the season with Pebble Beach ($16.20) in race three and Guided by Angels ($10.20) in race eight. . . In addition to Krigger’s three-bagger, Gary Wales rode two more winners and leads Kevin Orozco 69-48 in the jockey’s race. . .Wales’ agent, David “Marbles” Singer, also books mounts for Krigger. . .Live racing continues Sunday with first post 2 p.m. on Corgi Day.