Emerald Downs Wrap-Saturday, May 25

Oreo’s Dream with jockey Juan Gutierrez


AUBURN, Wash. (May 25, 2024) – Oreo’s Dream rallied inside and scored a major upset in Saturday’s $16,000 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs, edging Ms Flashy Harbor by three-quarters of a length in 1:09.85 for six furlongs.

Ridden by Juan Gutierrez for trainer Anne Wisdom, Oreo’s Dream paid $34.34 as the longest price in the field of six older fillies and mares. The winner races for MoSaWi Racing, Ellen Moore, and Jim Moore.

For Gutierrez, No. 1 all-time with 1,568 wins at Emerald Downs, it was his first win since Sept. 2022. The 53-year-old Mexico City native sat out all of 2023 and Oreo’s Dream was the sixth mount on the comeback trail for the Washington Racing Hall of Famer.

Breaking from the No. 2 post, Oreo’s Dream chased Lucinda Rella through fractions of :22.26, and :44.74, re-rallied to kick clear past mid-stretch, and held Ms Flashy Harbor safe to the wire.

Like her jockey, Oreo’s Dream had been winless since 2022, but reunited with Gutierrez did the trick. A 6-year-old Washington-bred by Coast Guard, Oreo’s Dream has four career wins—all with Gutierrez aboard—from 23 lifetime starts with earnings of $70,144.

Ms Flashy Harbor, ridden by Brayan Pena, finished second while Tiz a Tiger, Alex Cruz aboard, finished third. Lucinda Rella, Holy Tutta Bella, and Laker Jet rounded out the full order of finish. Tiz a Tiger and Holy Tutta Bella were co-favorites at odds of 9 to 5.

Big Mama Thornton was scratched earlier in the day.

NOTES: Five of Saturday’s eight winners returned double-digit payoffs creating a pair of nice carryovers for Sunday—$13,291 in the $0.50 Pick 6 and $6,225 in the $0.50 Pick 5. . .Congratulations to Allyssa Morales for riding her fist winner at Emerald Downs, Sport Coat ($19.94) in Saturday’s second race for trainer Miguel Hernandez. A native of Riverside, Calif. Morales has ridden since 2018 and won 23 races at Turf Paradise in 2022-23. . .Hernandez and Justin Evans both doubled Saturday while eight different jockeys visited the winner’s circle. . .10-year-old Surprisinglyperfect ($6.82) ran a mile in a meet-best 1:35.50 while scoring career victory No. 18 and giving Kevin Krigger his first Emerald Downs’ victory since 2019. A 40-year-old native of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Krigger has 1,078 career wins including 376 at Emerald Downs. . .Live racing continues Sunday with first post 1:30 p.m.