Our Nautique Favored In Friday’s Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes

Our Nautique Favored In Friday’s Grade 3 $100,000 All American Stakes

     The very sharp New Zealand-bred Our Nautique has been made a 5-to-2 morning line favorite in Friday’s $100,000 All American Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

     The All American, a Grade 3 test for 3-year-olds and up, will be run at 1 1/8-miles at Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface.  The feature is the eighth race on nine-race card that begins at 12:45 p.m.

     Our Nautique heads into the All American on a big time roll as he has three wins and second in his last four starts.  Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Our Nautique won his last two outings in wire-to-wire fashion and he figures to be in control of the pace again Friday.

     Jockey Leslie Mawing has ridden Our Nautique in his last four starts and he’ll be aboard the 5-year-old gelding again in the All American, which attracted a field of eight.  Owned in partnership by Hollendorfer and Rob Tunnicliffe, Our Nautique will break from post position three.

     The 3-to-1 second choice on the All American morning line is Massone, who finished second to Our Nautique on Oct. 23 at Golden Gate Fields.  A career earner of $477,342, Massone was beaten 1 3/4 lengths by Our Nautique in the one-mile allowance race.
 
     Cigar Man, who finished third in the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park last May, is the third choice in the All American at 4-to-1.  Trained by Vladimir Cerin, Cigar Man is a 5-year-old gelding who has earned $349,859.

     Autism Awareness, listed as a 15-to-1 outsider in the All American, is a 5-year-old horse who does his best work when he’s overlooked in the betting.  Owned by Johnny Taboada and trained by Genaro Vallejo, Autism Awareness won the 2009 Berkeley Stakes at Golden Gate Fields at odds of 30-to-1 and the 2008 El Camino Real Derby at Bay Meadows at 62-to-1.

     The field for the All American, in post position order with jockeys, weight assignments and morning-line odds, is as follows: Interpatation, Chris Russell, 123,
12-to-1; Saratoga Boot, Francisco Duran, 120, 10-to-1; Our Nautique, Mawing, 123,
5-to-2; Cigar Man, Juan Hernandez, 123, 4-to-1; Hot Chaco, Chad Schvaneveldt, 123, 6-to-1; Autism Awareness, David Lopez, 123, 15-to-1; Massone, Frank Alvarado, 123, 3-to-1; and Slew the Man, Russell Baze, 120, 6-to-1.

     Post time for the All American is 4:15 p.m.