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Jake takes it at Emerald Downs | Horse Racing
Its All About Jake held off Passion Lives Here late for a half-length victory Friday in the featured Purina Feed Purse for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs.
With Joe Crispin riding his second winner of the night, Its All About Jake ran six furlongs in 1:10.29 on a fast track and paid $5, $3.80 and $3. Nick Lowe is both the winning owner and trainer.
In winning for the third time in four starts, Its All About Jake set fractions of :22.50, :45.18 and :57.29, opened up three lengths into the stretch and then held off the onrushing Passion Lives Here for the victory.
A 4-year-old Oregon-bred gelding by Benchmark, Its All About Jake has compiled a 4-0-2 record in 12 starts overall with earnings of $14,152.
Passion Lives Here, a 9-to-1 long shot ridden by Rocco Bowen, paid $7.20 and $5.20. Newaukum Creek, Leonel Camacho-Flores riding, was three lengths back in third and paid $3.40.
Mamoonya, It’s Our Pleasure, Gavinryan, Speedy Wheatie and Hickory Road completed the order of finish.
NOTES: Owner/trainer Don Munger and jockey Leonel Camacho-Flores continued their torrid streak in the second race as Caty Wampus ($7.80) came off the bench to score a one-length victory in 1:05.15 for 5-½ furlongs. Munger and Camacho-Flores have combined to win with five of their last seven starts together, including a third-place finish by Newaukum Creek in the sixth race feature*Leslie Mawing won with his only mount Friday aboard Davidaaronnathanne ($8.60) in the third race. The defending Emerald Downs riding champion is off to a good 7-for-26 mark (26.9 percent) at the meet*Camacho-Flores leads a bunched group atop the riders’ standings with 10 wins, followed closely by Crispin and Elsika Kubinova with nine wins apiece and Debbie Hoonan and William Antongeorgi with eight wins each*Bonifacio Rayas, longtime assistant to trainer Roy Lumm, notched a training double of his own with Have’n a Wild Time ($4.80) in the opener and Skimming the Wave ($5.80) in the fourth*The $0.50 Pick 5 (4-8-6-4-1/4) paid $620.50*Live racing continues Saturday with special first post time at 1 p.m. Festivities, of course, include simulcast wagering on the 138th Kentucky Derby at 3:24 (PDT).