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Thirty runners were nominated to the El Camino Real Derby. Leading the way for the home team are Zeewat, winner of the Cavonnier at Santa Rosa last summer as well as this year’s local El Camino preps, the Gold Rush and California Derby. Also expected is California Derby runner-up Wildcat Moon. Trainer Bob Baffert’s multiple-stakes-winning Carving has the best credentials of the invaders, and the trainer was still considering Manando early in the week.
Early confirmed runners also included Counting Days and Dice Flavor from Southern California and locals Nina’s Dragon and North Pacific.
Nina’s Dragon ran third in his first try around two turns, losing by only a length to Greeley Awesome and Rush In, who were nominated to the El Camino.
“He’s really a nice colt,” said trainer Lloyd Mason, who also trained Nina’s Dragon’s dam, Just Lookn. “He got in trouble going into the first turn and got a little erratic and had a little trouble down the backside.”
Golden Gate’s general manager, Joe Morris, is enthusiastic that the race will be carried live in a one-hour telecast by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
The local sports network carries the Giants and A’s baseball teams, the NBA’s Warriors and NHL’s Sharks. It carried last year’s running, bringing in 13 high definition cameras to cover the event in the major-league fashion it covers baseball, basketball, and hockey.
Lee Siegel, the network’s assistant news director and a longtime fan of racing, will produce the telecast with Mark Wolfson directing and Richard Zinn serving as the executive producer.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Avatar: My cuzin Isaac Murphy - a jock I'm tying to emulate in character and winning percentage - almost 47% lifetime.
Race 8 - 4:46 PM
El Camino Real Derby (Grade III)
1 Wildcat Moon (FL) 3/C L K Frey 121 J Bonde
2 Rush In (KY) 3/G L J J Hernandez 121 W E Morey
3 Counting Days (KY) 3/G L D Carr 121 C Gaines
4 Manando (KY) 3/C L A T Gryder 121 B Baffert
5 Zeewat (PA) 3/C L R A Baze 121 J Hollendorfer
6 Nina's Dragon (CA) 3/C L J Couton 121 L C Mason
7 North Pacific (FL) 3/C L F T Alvarado 121 L Kasmerski
8 Carving (KY) 3/C L V Espinoza 121 B Baffert
9 Dice Flavor (KY) 3/C J Valdivia, Jr. 121 P Gallagher
Hi def cameras will be used.How cool is that? That is great to hear Comcast. TYVM. Somebody should send that press release to those cheapskates at Turf Paradise. Looks like they bought their cameras from the Carol Burnett show.
Superfecta. 1st ticket...5,8 w 4,5,8,9 w 2,4,5,8,9 w 2,4,5,8,9..2nd ticket ..5,8 w 4,5,8,9 w 2,4,5,8,9 w ALL
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