Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, May 11

Jerre to Carrie (No. 2) nips Guardian One at the wire


AUBURN, Wash. (May 11, 2019) – Jerre to Carrie caught Guardian One in the final strides for a head victory Saturday in the $18,500 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

Ridden by Kevin Orozco, Jerre to Carrie covered six furlongs in 1:10.39 and paid $8.20, $4 and $2.60. Kay Cooper is the trainer for Casa Loma Stable (Richard Caswell, Lakewood, Wash.)

Guardian One, ridden by Gary Wales, shook off Judicial past mid-stretch and ran bravely to the wire and just missed. Off at odds of 8 to 1, Guardian One paid $9.60 and $4.80.

Brilliant Bird edged Papa Mambo for third and paid $3.20 to show, while Judicial and Forbidden Mama completed the order of finish.

Jerre to Carrie has been a fixture in the upper claiming ranks the last several years at Emerald Downs. A Kentucky-bred by Congrats, her overall record is 8-4-8 in 32 starts with $131,989 in earnings, including $10,175 for Saturday’s victory.

NOTES: Mike Man’s Gold ($6) notched Emerald Downs’ victory No. 20 in Saturday’s third race for older $15,000 claimers. A 9-year-old Liberty Gold gelding, Mike Man’s Gold needs only one win to tie West Seattle Boy’s track record of 21 wins. Incidentally, Mike Man’s Gold was claimed Saturday by trainer Rigoberto Velasquez, who also trained West Seattle Boy. . .Also in race three, Huya unseated Juan Gutierrez in the opening strides, but both horse and jockey escaped injury. Gutierrez, however, took off his remaining mounts due to soreness. . . Apprentice Jose Leon posted his first Emerald Downs’ victory aboard All Star Allie ($5.20) in the ninth race finale. Leon rode 30 winners at the 2018-19 Turf Paradise meet that wrapped last week. . .Jorge Rosales was the lone trainer with two wins Saturday. . .Lasting Light ($14.60) led gate to wire under Javier Matias to take Saturday’s $18,500 maiden special weight for 3-year-old fillies. A British Columbia-bred by Rosberg, Lasting Light ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:03.92 for trainer Terry Gillihan and owners I.M. Gorasht and Jeff Merriman-Cohen. . .Mister Breeze ($13.60) prevailed in his 2019 debut for trainer Mary Pirone, marking the seventh straight year the 8-year-old gelding has won at Emerald Downs. A Washington-bred by Hampton Bay, Mister Breeze scored his maiden victory September 14, 2013, and is 11 for 42 overall. . .The stewards made a double disqualification in Saturday’s opener, placing original second and third place finishers Brown Tiger and All Powered Up fourth and fifth for interference at the start of the six-furlong race. . . The stewards’ also suspended jockey Francisco Diaz-Lopez two days, May 18 and 19, for causing interference in Friday’s third race. . .Live racing continues Sunday with first post 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day. The nine-race card features the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and a $21,500 allowance race featuring Barkley and Sippin Fire in their 2019 debuts.