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Tabled With Gold rallies for feature victory | Emerald Downs
For the Reporter
Tabled With Gold caught Stephanie Plum in the final strides and scored a three-quarter-length victory Saturday in the $17,950 feature race for older fillies and mares at Emerald Downs.
Ridden by Gallyn Mitchell, Tabled With Gold ran 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.74 on a sloppy track and paid $9, $3.40 and $3.20. Roy Lumm is the trainer for owner Patricia Zacker of La Quinta, Calif.
Stephanie Plum, ridden by Leonel Camacho-Flores, dueled with Spot On Babe from flag-fall to past mid-stretch and gamely held second place. Stephanie Plum paid $4.80 and $3.20.
Spot On Babe, the 2-to-1 betting favorite ridden by Leslie Mawing, finished third and paid $2.80.
A 4-year-old Formal Gold filly, Tabled With Gold has been a picture of consistency throughout her 11-race career. This season, she has a 3-1-1 record with earnings of $38,717, including $9,873 for Saturday's victory. Her overall record is 5-3-2 in 11 starts with earnings of $56,218.
In last place early, Tabled With Gold bided time as Spot On Babe and Stephanie Plum dueled through fractions of :22.10 and :45.08, commenced a rally on the turn while ranging into contention four-wide, and then gradually wore down the leaders through the stretch.
Beautranda, Havasu Falls and Hetty completed the order of finish.
He's All Heart ($5.60) continued his banner meet with a 5 ¾-length victory under Leslie Mawing in Saturday's seventh race. Trained by Vince Gibson for Vic-Tory Stables IV, He's All Heart is 4-2-1 in eight starts at the meet with earnings of $18,575. He's All Heart was claimed Saturday for $5,000 by Saratoga West and trainer Jeff Metz. ... Dru Hall, fresh off his fourth straight training title at Les Bois Park, notched his first Emerald Downs win as Top Lady ($8.80) won Saturday's fourth race under Ronald Richard. Hall dominated Les Bois in 2014, winning the title by a 43-12 margin over Paul Treasure. ... Montelena ($3) also joined the list of four-time winners at the meet Saturday, leading gate-to-wire under David G. Lopez in race one. A 6-year-old Spinelessjellyfish mare, Montelena is trained and co-owned by Martin Pimentel. ... Trainer Alexandra Brenchley collected her first victory of the meet as Benatar ($33.40) rallied to win race three. . .Lopez, Richard and Mawing rode two winners apiece on the nine-race card. The meet's leading rider with 83 wins, Mawing has 23 multiple-win days. ... Longacres Mile nominee Blue Tone ($3.20) prevailed in the $90,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Del Mar. ... Live racing continues Sunday with the $60,000 Bank of America Emerald Downs Quarter Horse Championship Challenge for 3-year-olds and up at 440 yards. First post is 2:15 p.m.