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Kitty Marie Impressive In Sprint Victory
Kitty Marie, the 4-5 favorite, made her short price look like a gift when she rambled to a three-length victory in the $37,283 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.
Kitty Marie surged to the lead entering the stretch and responded to steady urging from jockey Leslie Mawing to maintain a daylight advantage to the wire. Power of Ten took second by a head over Dream of Daisy.
Kitty Marie, trained by Sherrie Monroe, completed six furlongs in 1:10.20 and paid $3.60. A 3-year-old filly by Stormin Fever, Kitty Marie has three wins and three seconds in nine career starts and $95,515 in earnings.
Kitty Marie was bred in California by her owner, Shirley Ann Ragle.
Jockey Alejandro Gomez achieved a riding hat trick Sunday. Gomez won the second race with Ziva the Diva ($8.20), the fourth with Hidden Passion ($7.00), and the eighth with Patienceisavirtue ($12.80).
Jockey Cristobal Herrera rode back-to-back long shot winners. Herrera captured the sixth race with Pure Trickin ($17.00) and the seventh with Beautiful Mine ($29.00).
Fall racing at Golden Gate Fields will resume Thursday when the track presents a seven-race card. Post time for the Halloween card is 12:45 p.m