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Pete’s Slew Improves To 4-For-6
The 3-year-old gelding Pete’s Slew knows to how to win, which he proved again Thursday in the $33,060 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
Ridden by Dennis Carr, Pete’s Slew surged to the lead in midstretch and then just held off Convoy by a head to earn his fourth victory in six trips to the starting gate. Convoy took second by 2 1/4 lengths over Maximum Maximum.
Pete’s Slew, trained by Tim McCanna, won the six-furlong allowance/optional claiming race in 1:11.43 and paid $5.00 as the 3-2 favorite in a field of five.
Bred in Washington by his owner, Quadrun Farm LLC, Pete’s Slew is by the sire Matty G and out of the mare Whatdidshesay. Pete’s Slew earned $18,000 and has banked $59,750 in his six starts.
Carr began the racing week with a pair of winners. In addition to taking the third race with Pete’s Slew ($5.00), Carr won the fifth with Cayanna ($6.60).
Jockey Russell Baze also had a riding double. The Hall of Famer won the fourth race with Roving Storm ($3.40) and the sixth with Dynamo Dixie ($4.20).
After eluding handicappers for several days, the Pick Six was hit Thursday for $21,032. Although favorites were victorious in four of the Pick Six races, the final race went to 28-1 Summers Dignity ($58.00), who was awarded first via the disqualification of 8-1 Unique Suances. Unique Suances was disqualified from first and placed second by the stewards for drifting out and repeatedly bumping Summers Dignity in the stretch.
Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Friday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.