SPITTIN IMAGE IMPRESSIVE IN WEDNESDAY FEATURE RACE
AUBURN, Wash. (June 9, 2021) – Spittin Image shook off Forever Gold into the stretch and powered to a 3 ¾-length victory Wednesday in the $20,900 Muckleshoot Casino Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.
With Alex Cruz aboard for his fourth victory of the night, Spittin Image ran six furlongs in 1:10.16 and paid $15.20, $8 and $4.60. Chris Stenslie is the winning trainer and co-owner with One Horse Will Do Corporation.
The younger brother of 2016 Horse of the Meeting O B Harbor, Spittin Image dueled through fractions of :21.76 and :44.26, kicked clear while racing inside of Forever Gold and drew off through the lane.
A 4-year-old Washington-bred gelding by Harbor the Gold-Flying Memo, Spittin Image improved to 2-3-2 in nine starts with earnings of $40,049. He finished last season with three straight runner-up finishes vs. allowance company and finished fifth in his 2021 debut three weeks ago.
Igottabooboo, ridden by Kevin Radke, rallied to finish second in his season debut and paid $6.40 and $4.20. Time ’n Time Again, with Javier Matias riding, closed from last to finish third and paid $4. Stand To, Coastal Jazz, Hard to Deny and Forever Gold completed the order of finish; Perfect D was scratched.
Cruz, the defending riding champion, has at least one win on 32 consecutive days is now tied with Julien Couton atop the jockeys’ standings with 13 wins each.
NOTES: Total mutuel handle was $1,567,468. . .Trainer Candi Cryderman and owner John Parker combined for wins Wednesday with Mean Sharon ($4.20) and Rita Lorraine ($10), both fillies becoming two-time winners at the meet. . .Kevin Radke rode two winners and has five wins in the last two racing days. . .The final four winners all paid double digits, producing a $0.50 Pick 4 payout of $1,221.85 and a $0.50 Pick 5 worth $3,501.70. . .The $0.20 Jackpot Pick 6 carryover is up to $31,909. . .Live racing resumes Thursday with first post 6 p.m.