Bay Area’s Top Sprinters Meet Saturday At GGF

Bay Area’s Top Sprinters Meet Saturday At GGF


Goggles McCoy hopes to go 4-for-4 at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday.

     The Bay Area’s top sprinters will knock heads Saturday at Golden Gate Fields in the eighth race, a $38,000 allowance event that will be run at six furlongs.

     Admission gates open at 10 a.m. and Golden Gate Fields is holding a canned food drive for the Bear Pantry at the University of California.  The Bear Pantry helps student families with dependent children.  Fans will receive one club house pass for each canned food item donated, with a limit of 10 club house passes per person.

    Post time for the first of nine races is 12:45 p.m.  The featured eighth race will be run at approximately 4:15 p.m.  

    Shudacudawudya, who has five wins and four seconds in 10 starts at Golden Gate Fields, heads a field of seven in the feature.  Trained by Lloyd Mason and owned by his son, Brett, Shudacudawudya blew away a few of the rivals he’ll face Saturday in a six-furlong race on Sept. 25 at Golden Gate Fields.

     Shudacudawudya most recently finished second in the Oakland Stakes on Oct. 22, a race in which he went off as a heavy 4-to-5 favorite.  Shudacudawudya is the 8-to-5 morning line favorite in Saturday’s contest.

     Shudacudawudya’s rivals include the 4-year-old gelding Goggles McCoy, who is 3-for-3 at Golden Gate Fields, and the 7-year-old gelding Tribesman, who owns the Golden Gate Fields track record for six furlongs (1:08.32).

     Starboardlights and Our Minesweeper, the third- and fourth-place finishers in the Oakland, are also in Saturday’s feature.  The lineup also includes Street Car, a winner of three of his last four starts, and Hexbreaker, who has won nine of his 30 career starts and $203,243.

     The field for Saturday’s main event, in post position order, is as follows: Tribesman, Inoel Beato rides at 118 pounds, 6-to-1 on the morning line; Starboardlights, Aaron Gryder, 118, 7-to-2; Street Car, Russell Baze, 118, 6-to-1; Goggles McCoy, Abel Cedillo, 120, 9-to-2; Shudacudawudya, Francisco Duran, 120, 8-to-5; Hexbreaker, Kevin Krigger, 120, 8-to-1; and Our Minesweeper, William Antongeorgi, III, 118, 12-to-1.