Emerald Downs Wrap-Wednesday, October 28

Spot On


AUBURN, Wash. (Oct. 28, 2020) – Spot On capped an excellent 2020 season with a dominating 6 ½-length victory Wednesday in the $17,000 feature race for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.

Ridden by Eddie Martinez, Spot On ran six furlongs in 1:09.31 on a fast track and paid $7.60 as third choice in the wagering. Frank Lucarelli is the winning trainer for owners Chad Christensen and Josh McKee.

Breaking from the No. 3 post, Spot On dueled with E Z Star Maker through fractions of :21.73 and :44.86, shook clear into the stretch and drew off to win with complete authority.

A 5-year-old Washington-bred by Nationhood-Sudden Departure, Spot On is 3-1-0 in four starts at the meet and 6-4-2 in 19 lifetime starts with earnings of $69,796.

Lucarelli is the meet’s leading trainer with 42 wins and Christensen and McKee top the owners’ standings with 24 wins.

B C Z Middleton rallied to finish second while Stay in Grace, Suddenly Awesome, Close the Show Lo and E Z Star Maker rounded out the order of finish.

Stay in Grace, the 9-to-5 favorite, was bidding for her third straight win and fourth overall at the meeting. Suddenly Awesome is the younger sister of Spot On.

NOTES: Trainer Manny Ortiz and jockey Leslie Mawing clicked for last to first victories with Purely Political ($4.20) in race two and Check and Raise ($12.60) in race five. . .Alex Cruz and Vince Gibson combined for a victory with Fireball Red ($17.20) in race seven and kept alive their respective winning streaks. Cruz has wins on 24 consecutive racing days while Gibson has saddled at least one winner five straight days. . .Cruz also won aboard Mirror Image ($5.60) in race nine and has clinched the riding title with 67 victories. . .Mawing rode three winners overall and has 17 wins in 11 days since arriving from Minnesota last month. . .Javier Matias and Juan Gutierrez also rode a pair of winners and Gutierrez hit the 50-win mark for the season. . .Live racing continues Thursday with an 11-race card on closing day of the 2020 season, including a $3,330 carryover in the $0.20 Jackpot 7. First post 5 p.m.