WA Cup Sophomore Stakes-Nominations




AUBURN, Wash. (August 25, 2019) – Three-year-olds get the spotlight as Emerald Downs presents the first of three Xpressbet Washington Cup double-headers on Sunday, September 1.

Muckleshoot Derby winner My Grandpa heads nominees for the $50,000 Washington Cup Sophomore Colts & Geldings Stakes, and Kent Stakes winner Alittlelesstalk tops the nominations for the $50,000 Washington Cup Sophomore Filly Stakes. Both races are carded at one mile.

Alittlelesstalk breezed an easy four furlongs Sunday for trainer Roddina Barrett, and the Demon Warlock filly returns to her own sex after a strong runner-up finish to My Grandpa in the Muckleshoot Derby on August 11. Alittlesstalk is 2-3-0 in six starts at the meet with $58,675 in earnings.

My Grandpa has improved sharply since adding blinkers three races back for trainer Tom Wenzel. A gray son of Grazen, My Grandpa overcame a slow break and wide trip for a 1 ¼-length victory in the 1 1/8-mile Muckleshoot Derby.

Xpressbet WA Cup continues Sunday, September 8, with the $50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Colts & Geldings Stakes, and $50,000 WA Cup Juvenile Filly Stakes, both at 6 ½ furlongs.

And on Sunday, September 15, older horses take their turn with the $50,000 WA Cup Filly & Mare Stakes and $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic, both at 1 1/16 miles.

My Grandpa

$50,000 WA Cup Sophomore Colts & Geldings Stakes
3YO Colts & Geldings, 1 Mile-Sunday, September 1
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Docktarri (3/WA) Barrett, Myrick and Shimmies & Shackles Roddina Barrett
El Borracho (3/WA) Luigi DiPietro or Diana DiPietro Blaine Wright
Makah Lane (3/WA) Q Stable & Friendship Stable Bonnie Jenne
My Grandpa (3/WA) Ron Crockett Inc. Tom Wenzel
Rocket Power (3/WA) Chad Christensen Frank Lucarelli
Time ’n Time Again (3/WA) Poseidon Partners Kay Cooper
Unleash the Tiger (3/WA) Highlander Racing Stable LLC Jeff Metz


$50,000 WA Cup Sophomore Filly Stakes
3YO Fillies, 1 Mile-Sunday, September 1
Horse. . . . .Owner. . . . .Trainer
Alittlelesstalk (3WA) Warlock, Dougan & Ya Killing Me LLC Roddina Barrett
Fortune in Silk (3/WA) Blue Ribbon Racing #18 Kay Cooper
Lasting Light (3/BC) I.M. Gorasht and Jeff Merriman-Cohen Terry Gillihan
Lulu’s Lightening (3/WA) How We Roll #6 Steve Bullock
Magical Spell (3/WA) Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Pabst and Patricia Murphy Kay Cooper
Miss Monique (3/WA) Billy Speed Racing Stable Frank Lucarelli
Sadie Sue (3/WA) On The Rocks Blaine Wright
Suddenly Awesome (3WA) Poseidon Partners Kay Cooper