WINDY POINT TAKES COMMAND TURNING FOR HOME
AUBURN, Wash. (July 1, 2020) – Windy Point rallied from just off the pace to grab the lead nearing the quarter pole and pulled away for 1 1/4-length victory in the $18,500 feature race for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up. Juan Gutierrez was aboard the Clemans View Farm & Michelle Beaunaux homebred.
The WA-bred was trained by Jose Navarro and ran the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.94.
Windy Point paid $6.20 to win as the second choice by bettors. Rounding out the top three were outsiders For You Only (13/1) and O. K. So Far (34/1).
The $0.50 trifecta paid $138.05 and the $1 superfecta returned $1,628.80.
NOTES: With a $31,361 Pick 5 carryover heading into today’s races, bettors across the country took their best shot betting an impressive $297,981 on the sequence. The winning combination of 2/3-2-5-6-3 paid $552.00 for $0.50. Of the five winning horses, one was favored and three others went off the second betting choice…Eddie Martinez was the only jockey to double, winning the seventh race aboard Frolic and Detour and the nightcap on Whata Flirt…The latter is owned by the Emerald Racing Club and trained by Sharon Ross. The 5-year-old mare snapped a 25-race losing streak in her first Emerald Downs appearance. She had finished second 12 times…Wednesday’s 10-race handle was $2,172,220…Live racing resumes Thursday, July 2, at 5 p.m.