Derby Day at Downs

Long shot No Talking Back storms to feature victory

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018 8:27am
  • Sports
The festive hats shone on Kentucky Derby Day at Emerald Downs. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

The festive hats shone on Kentucky Derby Day at Emerald Downs. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO

No Talking Back, the longest shot on the board, rallied from far back and drew away for five-length victory Saturday in the $18,500 feature race for older fillies and mares on Kentucky Derby Day at Emerald Downs.

Ridden by Anne Sanguinetti, No Talking Back ran six furlongs in 1:09.44 and paid $60.40, the biggest $2 win price of the four-day-old meeting. Chris Stenslie, saddling her second winner Saturday, is the trainer for owners One Horse Will Do Corporation, Steve Shimizu and Carol Hubbird.

A maiden racing against winners, Stenslie said No Talking Back was only in the race because a maiden special weight race failed to fill, and she decided to take a shot against winners.

A 4-year-old Washington-bred by Flatter, No Talking Back is out of 2011 Gottstein Futurity champion Talk to My Lawyer. Her record is 1-4-1 in 10 starts with $37,567 in earnings, including $10, 175 for Saturday’s win.

In sixth place early as Retreat Yourself set contested fractions of :21.75 and :44.49, No Talking Back rallied wide into the lane, collared Racy Rascal and Retreat Yourself past mid-stretch and won going away.

Grace Bay, the 2-1 co-favorite, rallied inside for second place and paid $4 and $3, while Retreat Yourself held third and paid $3.80 to show. Jerre to Carrie, the other 2-1 favorite, rallied belatedly to finish fourth while Pepper Chrome, Sassy Debs Firefly, Racy Rascal and Getting Joellenned completed the order of finish.

Notes: In the $18,500 co-feature for 3-year-old fillies, George Todaro’s Diamonds R rolled to a gate-to-wire victory over Brilliant Bird in 1:03.07 for 5 ½ furlongs. A Kentucky-bred by Alternation, Diamonds R showed promise as a 2-year-old with an 11½-length maiden victory and a fourth in the Gottstein Futurity. Trained by Tom Wenzel and ridden by Leonel Camacho-Flores, the winner set splits of :21.85, :44.83 and :56.79 en route to a 2 ¼-length victory. … Frank Lucarelli book-ended the card with Das Bear ($6) and Cool Hard Luck ($8.20) for his second straight training double. … Stenslie and Jeff Metz also had a pair of wins on the nine-race card. … Javier Matias swept the early double aboard Das Bear and Oh Yes I Did ($27.40), and is now No. 10 all-time with 460 wins at Emerald Downs. … Newcomer Gary Wales also rode two winners Saturday while apprentice Lucas Gutierrez notched his first Emerald Downs’ victory in race three on Weaveittobeaver ($7). … Sanguinetti’s win on No Talking Back was her first at EmD since 2014. She mainly has ridden in California the last four years. … Live racing continues Sunday with first post 2 p.m. and features carryovers in the $0.50 Pick 5-$8,077 and $0.20 Jackpot Pick 7-$5,173.

More in Sports

Bracket racket

Division champions crowned at 10th annual ShoWare Shootout basketball tournament

Oh Marvelous Me, left, scoring an allowance victory on Aug. 26, 2017, is the likely favorite in the $50,000 Mt. Rainier Stakes for older horses. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO
Stakes quadruple-header set for Sunday

Mt. Rainier and Boeing stakes head 10-race card

Kent’s Bernard to drive Oberto Specialty Meats H1 Unlimited hydro

Test run set for Thursday on Lake Washington

Perfect Dude (blue blinkers) edges Rally Cat in Seattle Slew Stakes at Emerald Downs on Sunday. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO
Stakes doubleheader showdown

Perfect Dude collars Rally Cat in Seattle Slew; Twirling Devon prevails in Irish Day

Stars Youth Summer Camps available

The Tacoma Stars – a Kent-based indoor soccer team – are hosting… Continue reading

Historic horsepower returns to Pacific Raceways

Many makes, models take on 10-turn road course | PHOTOS

Alittlelesstalk, right, and Mucho Amor, left, continue their rivalry Sunday in the $50,000 Irish Day Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO
Giant fields for Sunday stakes doubleheader

Seattle Slew, Irish Day fields to go to the post

Stars Youth Summer Camps available

The Tacoma Stars – a Kent-based indoor soccer team – are hosting… Continue reading

Kids will learn power skating, speed and agility through drills at the T-Birds Skills Camp. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter
Sanders to be instructor at Thunderbirds Skills Camp

School on ice returns in August at accesso ShoWare Center

Franklin Ceballos rides Baja Sur to a 1¾-length victory in the $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs on Sunday. COURTESY TRACK PHOTO
Baja Sur sharp in $50,000 Coca-Cola Stakes

3-year-olds delivers third stakes win and fourth victory at Auburn track

Auburn Riverside chooses Eric Jones as wrestling coach

Ravens promotes assistant, a two-time state champion and alumnus

Ravens select Kuykendall as baseball coach

NPSL baseball commissioner, Todd Beamer A.D. moves to Auburn Riverside as teacher and coach