Agoodlawyerwilldo wore down Inquiry Miss and Kamilche Gold and drew clear for a 3 ¼-length victory in the $11,650 feature race for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Jennifer Whitaker, Agoodlawyerwilldo ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:16.32 and paid $4.80, $2.80 and $2.40. Chris Stenslie is the trainer and co-owner with One Horse Will Do Corp.
A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred by Lawyer Ron, Agoodlawyer Willdo is finishing the season on a roll, winning two straight and three of her last four starts overall. Her lifetime record is 4-2-2 in 13 starts, with earnings of $38,171 including $6,408 for Saturday’s victory.
Inquiry Miss, ridden by Nate Chaves, took a short lead past mid-stretch but was overtaken by Agoodlawyer Willdo and finished second. Inquiry Miss paid $3.60 and $3.
Kamilche Gold, a 15-to-1 long shot ridden by Debbie Hoonan, was a neck back in third place and paid $5.20. Society Girl, Strange Luck and Premo Jewel completed the order of finish.
NOTES: Stenslie, fourth in the trainers’ standings with 32 wins, had back-to-back winners as Sharp Focus won Saturday’s sixth race*A victory on Sharp Focus ($7.80) in race six gave jockey Rocco Bowen his 50th win of the meet, equaling his total from last season*Hoonan and Javier Matias rode two winners each Saturday*Isaias Enriquez remains two wins behind the sidelined Juan Gutierrez in the jockeys’ standing. With four days left, defending champion Gutierrez owns a 96-94 lead*Jeff Metz took a 39-38 lead over Frank Lucarelli in the trainers’ standings, as West Jet ($14.40) prevailed in race six*Juan Sanguino continues to add to his single-season record for most wins by a Quarter Horse trainer, scoring his ninth win of the meet as Dashin Baby Boy ($6.80) and Leonel Camacho-Flores won the 400-yard opener in :20.61*Apprentice Maggie Hardison, who rode most of the meet at Emerald Downs, notched her first California win aboard Craspedia ($42) in the fourth race at Fairplex Park*Live racing continues Sunday with first post 2 p.m. The $22,575 allowance feature for older fillies and mares goes as race eight at 5:10 p.m., with 8-to-5 morning line favorite Kind of Naughty and 3-to-1 second choice Stephanie Plum both shooting for their fifth wins of the meeting.