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Five Day Racing Week Begins With Carryover Of $40,884 In Pick Six
A five-day racing week at Golden Gate Fields begins Thursday with a carryover of $40,884 in the Pick Six and continues through Monday, Veteran’s Day. Post time is 12:45 p.m. each day.
The Pick Six is a $2 wager that requires handicappers to pick the winner’s of six consecutive designated races. At Golden Gate Fields, the bet is held on the final six races each day and thus will be conducted on races two through seven Thursday. Post time for the second race is 1:15 p.m.
This week’s main event at Golden Gate Fields is the $50,000 Golden Nugget Stakes, a six-furlong race for 2-year-olds that will be run Saturday. Seven runners have signed up for the feature, which is the seventh race on a nine-race program.
The Golden Nugget field includes multiple stakes-winner Andallthatitmeans from Canada, undefeated Pete’s Slew, game maiden winner I See Back, and first-time starter Exit Stage Left, who was purchased for $100,000.
Andallthatitmeans won a pair of stakes at Hastings Park, including the $100,000 Jack Diamond Futurity in a photo finish on Sept. 8. Now in the care of trainer Blaine Wright, Andallthatitmeans will be ridden by William Antongeorgi III, who is currently tied for the first in the Golden Gate Fields jockey standings.
Pete’s Slew, a Washington-bred son of Matty G, is trained by Tim McCanna and enters the Golden Nugget 2-for-2. Pete’s Slew broke his maiden at Stockton on Sept. 28 and captured a starter allowance race at Golden Gate Fields on Oct. 18. Dennis Carr, also tied for the top spot in the rider standings, has the call on Pete’s Slew.
I See Back is trained by Jeff Bonde, who endured a very tough beat at last weekend’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita when his star filly She’s a Tiger was disqualified from first and placed second in the Juvenile Fillies. I See Back ships north after winning a $75,000 maiden claiming event at Santa Anita by a nose on Oct. 20. Frank Alvarado will ride I See Back.
Exit Stage Left was bred in New Jersey and debuts in the Golden Nugget for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Exit Stage Left has recorded several bullet workouts
and gets the services of Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, who is also tied for first in the standings.
The Golden Nugget field, listed in post position order with riders and weights, is as follows: I See Back, Alvarado, 120; Unusual Americaine, Alejandro Gomez, 120; Miss Success, Ricardo Gonzalez, 117; Hobbits Hero, Leslie Mawing, 120; Andallthatitmeans, Antongeorgi, 120; Exit Stage Left, Baze, 117; and Pete’s Slew, Carr, 120.