Sis’s Sis runs to winner's circle in Saturday feature | Emerald Downs

Kama'aina Thoroughbreds Sis's Sis in full flight for the wire in the Rising Star Stables Purse for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs. May 18, 2013
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Sis’s Sis returned to the races in style Saturday afternoon at Emerald Downs.

Seeing her first racing action in seven months, the classy 6-year-old led all the way and drew off for a 3 ¾-length victory over Carrabelle Harbor in the $19,000 Rising Star Stables Purse for older fillies and mares.

With Rocco Bowen riding, Sis’s Sis ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:02.91 and paid $4.60, $3.60 and $2.20. Jim Penney is the trainer for Kama’aina Thoroughbreds (Zach & Beth Correa).

Trained by Penney throughout her 23-race career*including honors as Top 3-Year-Old Filly at Emerald Downs in 2010*Sis’s Sis is wearing new silks this year, having been purchased privately from Mike and Amy Feuerborn. By Cahill Road-Carni Gal, Sis’s Sis enjoyed a good 2012 season with two wins in four starts including a runner-up effort in the Belle Roberts Stakes.

Hustled to the lead from the one-hole, Sis’s Sis led through fractions of :22.75, :45.39 and :56.88, and held sway while turning back bids from Carrabelle Harbor and Lady Vivien.

Carrabelle Harbor, ridden by David G. Lopez, chased the winner from second place but was unable to push on by, and edged Lady Vivien for second. The runner-up paid $2.60 and $2.40.

Lady Vivien, ridden by Javier Matias, rallied into contention on the turn, and finished well while making her first start since September. Lady Vivien paid $2.60. Whiskey Miner and Solar Wind completed the orderof finish.

Overall, Sis’s Sis is 9-4-1 in 23 starts with earnings of $158,520.

In the $18,900 sub-feature for 3-year-olds, Cariboo Road ($11.80) and jockey Debbie Hoonan surged from off the pace for a 2 ½-length victory over Finallygotabentley in 1:08.54 for six furlongs. The winner, a 3-year-old Washington-bred by Cahill Road, is two-for-two at the meet for trainer Dan Markle and owners Glyn Kelly and Anne MacLennan. Finallygotabentley now has six runner-up finishes in eight career starts including the 2012 Gottstein Futurity and Premio Esmeralda Stakes.

Isaias Enriquez posted his fourth straight two-win day and has ridden at least one winner on 13 straight cards. However, leading rider Juan Gutierrez also had two wins and maintains a 23-19 lead over Enriquez in the jockeys’ standings.

NOTES: In race three, Olympic Lights ($5) led all the way for his second win at the meet and 16th all-time at Emerald Downs. The 9-year-old gelding is now tied with Market Master and Bob Stories for second place on the track’s all-time win list. West Seattle Boy is No. 1 with 21 wins*Grab the Goods ($9.60) also became a two-time winner at the meet with a rail-skimming rally in race two for Javier Matias, Chris Stenslie and One Horse Will Do Corp*Showmethemoneyjim ($9.60) and jockey Anne Sanguinetti inherited the win in race four as the winner, Ontheshadydside, came in past mid-stretch and fouled third-place finisher Silver Sneakers. Silver Sneakers was placed second and Ontheshadyside was placed third*With seven wins at the meet, Hoonan has overtaken Jennifer Whitaker 414-412 as the track’s all-time leading woman rider*Congratulations to Dude Ranch, champions of Saturday’s RAINN ’EM IN benefit for the fight against sexual violence. Dude Ranch is coached by Patrick Pintar, with jockeys Travis Zinkel, Randy Jones, Damian Warren and Pintar*On the Preakness under card, 4-year-old filly Pianist ($15.40) was a romping winner for co-owner Dan Zucker in the $150,000 Gallorette Handicap (G3) for fillies and mare on turf*Live racing continues Sunday with first post 2:15 p.m. Race nine is the 74th running of the $50,000 Governor’s Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at 6 ½ furlongs. Defending champion Winning Machine is the 9-to-5 morning line favorite with Turf Paradise invader Why Not Be Perfect second choice at 5-to-2.

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