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Stephanie Plum wins 14,800 Ashbaugh Beal Purse | Emerald Downs

Stephanie Plum is building a strong case for 2013 Claimer of the Meet at Emerald Downs.

A 5-year-old Washington-bred mare, Stephanie Plum made it two straight wins and four at the meet, drawing off for a powerful 2 ¾-ength victory in the $14,800 Ashbaugh Beal Purse for older fillies and mares. The winner paid $8.40, $4.20 and $2.40.

Under regular rider Leonel Camacho-Flores, Stephanie Plum gained command on the turn and ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.90. H.R. Pat Mullens is the trainer and co-owner with Swede Larson and Ed Zenker.

Joining Max Cooper and Stopshoppingdebbie as four-time winners at the meet, Stephanie Plum is 4-2-1 in eight starts this season with earnings  of $37,714.

Muchas Coronas, ridden by Eliska Kubinova, finished second and paid $4 and $3, and Sweet Nellie Brown, ridden by Anne Sanguinetti, finished third and paid $2.80. Jim Penney trains both the runner-up and third-place finisher.

Sweet Sara Brown, Jewel S. Roarified and Better to Be Lucky completed the order of finish. Just Have’n Fun and Carrabelle Harbor were scratched.

NOTES: Isaias Enriquez rode three winners on the seven-race card*his 26th multiple win day*and opened a 77-74 lead over Juan Gutierrez atop the jockeys’ standings*Camacho-Flores rode two winners*Frank Lucarelli saddled Hard Slider ($5) to a win in race five and leads Jeff Metz 33-31 in the trainers standings*89-year-old Don Munger*Honorary Steward for Sunday’s 78th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3)*scored a victory with Camp Pendleton ($5.80) in Friday’s second race*Live racing continues Saturday with first post 2 p.m. The $50,000 WTBOA Lads Stakes for 2-year-old colts & geldings is race nine with Noosito the 2-to-1 morning line choice.

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