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10 Talented Sprinters Entered In Oakland Stakes
Ten hard-hitting sprinters, including multiple stakes-winners Gallant Son and Ain’t No Other, are signed up for the $50,000-added Oakland Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.
The Oakland, a six-furlong event for 3-year-olds and up, will be run Saturday and is the seventh race on a nine-race program that begins at 12:45 p.m. Post time for the Oakland is 3:45 p.m.
Gallant Son, a 7-year-old horse trained by Frank Lucarelli, will be gunning for his eighth career stakes victory Saturday. In his most recent outing on Oct. 20, Gallant Son returned from a layoff of nearly six months to win a six-furlong allowance dash by a neck in 1:09.15.
Moonshine Bay and Administer, who finished right behind Gallant Son while running second and third, respectively, will try the veteran again in the Oakland.
Ain’t No Other, a 5-year-old gelding from the barn of Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, has earned $540,465 while finishing in the money in 25 of his 30 career starts. The third-place finisher in last year’s Oakland, Ain’t No Other has already won two stakes this year – the Sensational Star at Santa Anita and the Jess Jackson Owners’ Handicap at Santa Rosa.
The field for the Oakland, listed in post position order with riders, is as follows: Longview Drive, Frank Alvarado; Scorpion Warrior, William Antongeorgi III; Moonshine Bay, Dennis Carr; Gallant Son, Isaias Enriquez; Administer, Leslie Mawing;
Ourwestcoastghost, Abel Cedillo; Ain’t No Other, Russell Baze; Coach Bob, Juan Hernandez; Mel’s Game, Kyle Frey; and Starboardlights, Alejandro Gomez.