ALERT BAY, O B HARBOR FIGURE AS STARTING HIGH WEIGHTS
Peter Redekop’s Alert Bay and One Horse Will Do Corporation’s O B Harbor each received 123 lbs as weights were released Saturday for the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, August 14.
Entries will be drawn Wednesday morning in the Emerald Room, and a prospective field of nine or 10 runners is taking shape. The following runners are confirmed or still under consideration for the 81st running of the Grade 3 Mile: Alert Bay, O B Harbor, Stryker Phd, Cyrus Alexander, Point Piper, Prime Engine, Sammy Mandeville, Star Student, Dedicated to You and Barkley.
Barkley would be the first 3-year-old to start in The Mile at Emerald Downs, although trainer Howard Belvoir said it was more likely his star sophomore wouldn’t run in the race.
$200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), 1 Mile, Sunday, August 14
O B Harbor-123
Dedicated to You-116
Heir of Storm-116
Sabado Alegre (CHI)-116
Chief of Staff-114
Its Allabout Jerry-114
Life Is a Joy-110
ALL STAR BUB HIGH WEIGHT IN $65,000 EMERALD DISTAFF
All Star Bub, a 4-year-old Midshipman filly conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, is high weight of 121 lbs for the $65,000 Emerald Distaff for older fillies and mares at 1 1/18 miles.
The 21st running of the Distaff shares billing with the Longacres Mile on Sunday, August 14.
Although 3-for-18 lifetime, All Star Bub has competed with many of the top fillies and mares in California, including a third to three-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder in the $100,000 Adoration Stakes on May at Santa Anita. She also has a victory over second-level allowance runners at 1 1/16 miles in February at Santa Anita.
Guinevere’s Finale tops the local contingent with 120 lbs. A 5-year-old Tale of the Cat mare, Guinevere’s Finale is 3-for-5 at the meet and comes off a 23-1 upset in the $50,000 Boeing Stakes on July 17.
Chronologic’sghost, third in the Boeing, is next at 117 lbs, while 3-year-olds Princess Kennedy and Find Joy received 115 and 114 respectively.
$65,000 Emerald Distaff, 1 1/8 Miles, Sunday, August 14
All Star Bub-121
Princess Kennedy (3yo)-115
Find Joy (3yo)-114
Perhaps a Pie-114