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EmD Saturday stakes twin bill features WTBOA Lads and Barbara Shinpoch Stakes

August 13, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

Saturday’s 10-race card features a pair of stakes for 2-year-olds: $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes for colts and geldings and $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes for fillies. Both races are 6½ furlongs.

Gold Rush Dancer is the 9-to-5 morning line favorite for the Lads, with Mach One Rules second choice at 5-to-2. A Private Gold colt trained by Bill Tollett and owned by John Parker, Gold Rush Dancer is 1-1-0 in two starts including after a hard-fought half-length loss to Barkley in the Emerald Express last month.

Mach One Rules attempts to become the third straight progeny of Harbor The Gold and fifth in seven years to win the Lads. Trained by Frank Lucarelli and owned by Roy Schaefer, the Washington-bred gelding drew clear for a 3¾-length maiden victory in :58.23 for five furlongs. The 65 Beyer figure is largest of any horse in the eight-horse field and two points higher than Gold Rush Dancer earned in the Emerald Express.

The Barbara Shinpoch is rematch of the top three finishers in last month’s Angie C Stakes—My Heart Goes On, Princess Kennedy and Kiss My Lulu. Unbeaten in two starts for trainer David Martinez and Coal Creek Farm, My Heart Goes On held off a flying Princess Kennedy to prevail by a head in 1:11.25 for six furlongs, with Kiss My Lulu two lengths back in third.

The WTBOA Lads Stakes is the eighth race at 5:22 p.m., and the Barbara Shinpoch Stakes is the ninth race at 5:52 p.m.

The field for the $50,000 WTBOA Lads ,2YO colts & geldings, 6½ furlongs: Cross Creek, Francisco Duran, 15-to-1; Wando Cat, Joe Steiner, 10-to-1; Noble Nick, Juan Gutierrez, 8-to-1; Gold Rush Dancer, Julien Couton, 9-to-5; Huya, Rocco Bowen, 8-to-1; Mach One Rules, Leslie Mawing, 5-to-2; Endangered, Gallyn Mitchell, 9-to-2; Viewingthegold, Javier Matias, 12-to-1. Winners carry 116 lbs, maidens 114.

The field for the $50,000 Barbara Shinpoch Stakes , 2YO fillies, 6½ furlongs: Princess Kennedy, Gallyn Mitchell, 4-to-1; Jerre to Carrie, Rocco Bowen, 10-to-1; Freaky Kiki, Joe Steiner, 8-to-1; Kiss My Lulu, Javier Matias, 3-to-1; Cape Grace, Julien Couton, 12-to-1; Two Pt Conversion, Leonel Camacho-Flores, 20-to-1; It’s My Knight, Francisco Duran, 12-to-1; My Heart Goes On, Juan Gutierrez, 5-to-2; Say It Slow, Leslie Mawing, 9-to-2. Winners 115 lbs, maidens 113.