QUIET WISDOM EXPLODES IN LANE,
PREVAILS IN FRIDAY FEATURE RACE
AUBURN, Wash. (July 25) – Quiet Wisdom surged to the lead past mid-stretch and scored a 2 ¼-length victory Friday in the $12,700 Ken McLeod Memorial Purse for 3-year-old fillies at Emerald Downs.
With Rocco Bowen aboard for his 50th win of the meet, Quiet Wisdom ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.79 and paid $7.40, $4.20 and $4.20. Tom Wenzel was the winning trainer for Northwest Farms and C & M Racing. However, Quiet Wisdom was claimed Friday for $15,000 by trainer Robbie Baze and owners Valerie Johnson and John Zervos.
See My Tail Lites, ridden by Eliska Kubinova, rallied inside to snatch second place and paid $11.80 and $8.60. Lake Piru, a 30-to-1 long shot ridden by Anne Sanguinetti, held third and paid $14 for show.
Point Da Harbor, the 11-to-10 betting favorite, gained a short lead into the lane but weakened in the stretch and finished fourth. Point Da Harbor also was claimed Friday for $15,000, going back to trainer Roy Lumm and new owners BKBLG Racing.
Forever a Fan, I Thought So and Sometimes a Lady completed the order of finish.
A Kentucky-bred by Pulpit-Shehadmefromhello, Quiet Wisdom improved to 2-0-2 in six starts with earnings of $23,498, including $6,985 for Friday’s win.
NOTES: Trainer Blaine Wright celebrated his 40th birthday in style, scoring back-to-back victories with Sthenios ($5.80) and Won Won Oh Five ($3.80) in races two and three. . .Hard-running 8-year-old gelding He’s All Heart ($4.80) won his third straight race, scoring in gate-to-wire fashion in 1:34.43 for one mile in race five. Ridden by Gallyn Mitchell for owners Vic-Tory Stables IV and trainer Vince Gibson, He’s All Heart has 10 wins in 43 lifetime starts with earnings of $122,702. . .Juan Gutierrez rode two winners Friday capped by Popular Pick’s $29.40 upset in the nightcap. Gutierrez is No. 2 all-time with 1,118 wins at Emerald Downs. . .Mitchell is No. 1 with 1,375 wins, including the triumph on He’s All Heart. . .Live racing continues Saturday with first post 2 p.m.