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Longshot Maggie Moo Proves Uncatchable
Maddie Moo, the largest price on the tote board at odds of 14-1, led her five rivals from start to finish in the $36,585 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Friday afternoon.
Trained by Clifford DeLima and ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez, Maddie Moo held off 6-5 favorite Rever de Vous and jockey Russell Baze to win the 5 1/2-furlong allowance dash for
3-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length. Dizzy Tizzy, ridden by Abel Cedillo, finished third.
Maddie Moo was timed in 1:04.82 and returned $31.20 after earning her fourth victory in six career starts. Maddie Moo was coming off a third-place finish on the turf at Santa Rosa, where she led to midstretch before weakening in the late stage.
Returning a big win dividend is not new for Maddie Moo, who paid $147.40 when she broke her maiden last November at Golden Gate Fields in an $8,000 maiden-claiming sprint.
Maddie Moo, a California-bred daughter of the sire Idiot Proof, is owned by DeLima’s wife, Barbara. The victory Friday was worth $23,400 and boosted Maddie Moo’s earnings to $55,377.
Summer racing at Golden Gate Fields continues Saturday and Sunday. Post time both days is 1:45 p.m.