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Catch Lorraine Upsets Top Debutante
Catch Lorraine outran 7-to-5 favorite Top Debutante down the stretch to score a one-length victory in the $38,610 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Thursday.
Catch Lorraine, ridden by David Lopez, won the one-mile test for fillies and mares in 1:39.82 and paid $12.00 after being dismissed at 5-to-1 in the betting. Top Debutante took second by 2 1/2 lengths over Hoosier Honey.
Sister Glady Oh La, the 5-to-2 morning line favorite and owner of a three-race winning streak, was a late scratch from the race by order of the track veterinarian.
Catch Lorraine, a 5-year-old mare by Tizbud, recorded her seventh victory in 23 career starts. Trained by Phil Oviedo and owned in partnership by Charles Gust and Lou Picardo, Catch Lorraine earned $25,350, a payday that boosted her bankroll to $173,789.
Fans attending Golden Gate Fields Friday will have the opportunity to make advance wagers on Saturday’s $27.2 million Dubai World Cup program at Meydan Race Course in the United Arab Emirates.
Advance wagering will be offered on the following races: the $1 million Godolphin Mile, the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup, the $2 million UAE Derby, the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint, the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen, the $5 million Dubai Duty Free, the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic, and the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Irish-bred Lucky Chappy, who ran second (beaten a nose) in the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 18, is among the 17 entrants in the UAE Derby. Lucky Chappy is 6-to-1 on the morning line.
The advance wagering will be offered during Golden Gate Fields’ live racing card Friday afternoon and also during the track’s nighttime simulcast program. Fans who get to the track early Saturday (gates open at 10 a.m.) will still have time to bet on the Dubai World Cup, which is scheduled to be run at 10:40 a.m.