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Feature Race Score With Restless Youth Caps Four-Win Afternoon For Base At GGF
Jockey Russell Baze capped off a big Friday at Golden Gate Fields by guiding the 7-year-old gelding Restless Youth to an impressive victory in the $42,702 allowance feature.
Restless Youth attacked the speedy Frumious early, took command on the turn and then held off Live Sundays to win the six-furlong sprint by three-quarters of a length in 1:10.67. Live Sundays, the 3-to-5 favorite, took second by a neck over Frumious.
The win aboard Restless Youth ($5.20) completed a four-victory afternoon for Baze, who swept the first three races on the card with Whos Calling Now ($9.60), Tempesta Gato ($2.60), and Milady de Winter ($4.80).
Restless Youth, trained by Roger Hansen, recorded his 10th win in 31 career starts and earned $25,740 for his owner, Kjell H. Qvale of San Francisco.
The $50,000 Angel Island Stakes for 2-year-olds highlights Saturday’s nine-race program at Golden Gate Fields. A 1 1/16-mile event, the Angel Island is the seventh race on the card and will be run at 3:18 p.m.
The undefeated colt Luckarack, 3-for-3 with two stakes victories, is the 2-to-1 morning line favorite in the Angel Island. Trained by Steve Specht, Luckarack will be ridden by Frank Alvarado.
The Angel Island field, in post position order, is as follows: Luckarack, Alvarado rides, 2-to-1; El Gaucho, Leslie Mawing, 8-to-1; Bluegrass Reward, Juan Hernandez,
12-to-1; King Cola, Michael Martinez, 4-to-1; Moment of Weakness, Corey Nakatani,
9-to-2; Kingsford Drive, Chad Schvaneveldt, 8-to-1; and Acaffella, Baze, 3-to-1. All of the starters will carry 120 pounds with the exception of Acaffella, who will tote 117.