Emerald Downs Wrap-Sunday, September 5

Harbor Outlaw and Javier Matias surge to victory


AUBURN, Wash. (Sept. 5, 2021) – Harbor Oulaw rallied from the clouds for a 1 ¾-length victory in the $16,500 John Parker Racing Purse for 3-year-olds and up Sunday at Emerald Downs.

A maiden racing against winners, Harbor Outlaw ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.48 and paid $30.80 as the second longest choice in a field of seven. Javier Matias rode the winner for trainer Bonnie Jenne and owners Friendship Stable, Q Stable and Craig Fredrickson.

Breaking a tad slow from the  No. 1 post-position, Harbor Outlaw dropped over 15 lengths behind the leaders before passing the entire field through the stretch to win going away.

A 3-year-old Washington-bred by Harbor the Gold, Harbor Outlaw is the first foal out of Litigious, a daughter of Scat Daddy who won five races and over $134,000 while racing in Maryland and Virginia. Harbor Outlaw is 1-1-1 from six starts overall with earnings of $18,081.

Whiskey Not Wine, ridden by Eddie Martinez, rallied from sixth to snatch second while Audace also closed ground to finish third.

Franks Fix It, the 6 to 5 favorite, finished fourth while Rings of Saturn, Mr. Atlantico and Juspassinthru rounded out the order of finish. Igottabooboo was a late scratch.

NOTES: Mutuel handle totaled $975,811 on a nine-race card. . .Apprentice McKenna Anderson bookended the card, taking the opener on Blowing Bayou ($8.40) and the ninth aboard Noosita ($24.20). . . Javier Matias, Alex Anaya and Juan Gutierrez also rode two winners each Sunday. . .With six days left in the season, Alex Cruz leads Julien Couton 66-65 in the jockeys’ standings, with Gutierrez third with 60 wins. . .Joe Toye saddled first-time starter Ms Parkside to a $27 upset in race three and leads Frank Lucarelli 24-21 in the trainers’ race. . .The late $0.50 Pick 3 paid a season-high $4,283.50. . .Trainer Howard Belvoir scored back-to-back wins with Proud Lion ($8) and R B Eye ($15.20) in races six and seven. Belvoir is No. 3 all-time with 802 wins at Emerald Downs. . .Live racing resumes Saturday with special first post at 5 p.m. Emerald Downs offers free admission Friday for opening night of the 2021 Muckleshoot Gold Cup Indian Relay Races. The three-day Gold Cup continues next Saturday and Sunday.