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Eagle Screams Scores Front-Running Upset
Eagle Screams, the longest shot on the tote board at 12-1, scored a wire-to-wire victory in the $36,871 allowance feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday.
Rating nicely on the lead for jockey Inoel Beato, Eagle Screams stole the one-mile race when he was able to get away with an opening half-mile in 50.25 and six furlongs in 1:14.06 without any pressure.
The soft factions left Eagle Screams with plenty of energy for the stretch run and the
5-year-old gelding held off a determined Beast of Bourbon and jockey Alejandro Gomez to win by a head. Code of Conduct, the 2-1 favorite under Russell Baze, finished third.
Eagle Screams was timed in 1:38.40 and paid $26.20 after recording his fourth victory in 22 career starts. Trained by Gil Matos and owned by M. A. Douzos, Eagle Screams earned $24,180, a payday that boosted his bankroll to $149,820.
Racing continues Sunday at Golden Gate Fields. Post time is 12:45 p.m. and general parking, general admission, programs, beers, hot dogs and sodas cost just $1 each.