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Roarified wins Friday feature | Emerald Downs
It was more of the same Friday at Emerald Downs, as Roarified scored her latest victory in the $13,750 Electric League of the Pacific Northwest Purse at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Isaias Enriquez, Roarified ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.44 on a fast track and paid $4.60, $3 and $2.10. Roarified set fractions of :22.17, :44.67 and 1:09.07, rolling home 3 ½ lengths clear of 14-to-1 long shot Cheese Danish.
Doris Harwood is the winning trainer for owners Michael Pollowitz and Jeffrey Wilson.
A 5-year-old Washington-bred by Roar-Sugar Sleet, Roarified has a 10-0-0 record in 14 starts, and she tied Itstufftobegood for third fastest horse to 10 wins in track history. Multiple stakes winner Ropersandwranglers and Victory Script both needed only 12 starts to reach the 10-win mark.
However, Roarified doesn’t merely win races, she romps. Her winning margins are 10 ¼, 2 ¾, 1 ¼, 1 ¼, 1 ½, 6 ¾, 4 ¼, 1 ¼, 4 and 3 ½ lengths. The first eight victories were for trainer Chris Stenslie and owners One Horse Will Do Corp and Tina and Scott Saxwold, with the most recent two for the Harwood, Pollowitz and Wilson connection.
With Friday’s victory, Roarified also became the meet’s first three-time winner.
Cheese Danish, ridden by Debbie Hoonan, was clearly second best and paid $9 and $3.40. Stpehanie Plum, the 9-to-5 second choice ridden by Leonel Camacho-Flores, finished third and paid $3.
Just Have’n Fun, Private Fortune and Mum’s Joke completed the order of finish. River of Aces was scratched.
Enriquez said the trip on Roarified was simple and successful.
“She made the lead pretty easy, and I looked back twice to see if anyone was coming,” he said. “Nobody was coming, and we got the money.”
NOTES: A Distant Memory ($11.20) and Debbie Hoonan prevailed in the Quarter Horse opener, running 300 yards in :16.09 to defeat long shot RF Pistol Pete*The early $0.50 Pick 4 paid $2,067.05, including the first win of the meet for trainer Roy Lumm (Fiesty Lass, $31.20) and a victory by first-time starter Carl Command ($21.20). An Oregon-bred by Rogue S., Carl Command ran six furlongs in 1:10.81 under Luis Gonzalez for trainer H.R. Mullens*Buddy Dave ($3.40) notched his 11th Emerald Downs victory with a come-from-behind score in race five. Leonel Camacho-Flores rode the winner for trainer Vince Gibson*Rocco Bowen was the only jockey with two wins and moved into sole possession of third place with 17 wins*Leading rider Juan Gutierrez had the night off and maintains 33-23 lead over Isaias Enriquez*Live racing continues Saturday with first post 2:15 p.m. 2012 Washington Horse of the Year Makors Finale is the 2-to-1 morning line favorite in the allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. Rocky’s Quest, the meet’s Top Claimer last year, and Jebrica, Top 3-Year-Old Male in 2011, make their season debuts in Saturday’s feature.
Emerald Downs mutuel handle for Friday, May 31: $656,978