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Restless Youth In Action Today At GGF; 2-Year-Olds Match Strides Saturday
A high-quality sprint feature today, the $50,000 Angel Island Stakes on Saturday, and “Dollar Day” specials and football viewing via the NFL Sunday Ticket on Sunday make for a big weekend of action at Golden Gate Fields.
Post time Friday, Saturday and Sunday is 12:45 p.m.
Restless Youth, a front-running winner of the Sam J. Whiting Handicap at Pleasanton, heads a strong field of six in Friday’s seventh race, a six-furlong allowance dash for
3-year-olds and up. Trained by Roger Hansen, Restless Youth usually performs well at six furlongs as the 7-year-old gelding has five wins, three seconds and five thirds in 19 tries at the distance.
Restless Youth, owned by Kjell H. Qvale of San Francisco, has nine victories in 30 career starts and $325,902 in earnings. The hard-hitting veteran will be joined in Friday’s feature by Autism Awareness (a multiple stakes-winner), Live Sundays (a stakes runner-up in his two most recent starts), Frumious, Silent Salute and Carbonite.
The Angel Island Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-olds, is the seventh race on Saturday’s nine-race program. The undefeated colt Luckarack, winner of the Everett Nevin Stakes at Pleasanton and the Cavonnier Juvenile at Santa Rosa, headlines a field of seven.
Steve Specht trains Luckarack, a California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit who races for his breeders, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams. Luckarack will break from post position one in the Angel Island and be ridden by Frank Alvarado.
Luckarack, who is 3-for-3, will face the following rivals in the Angel Island: El Gaucho, Bluegrass Reward, King Cola, Moment of Weakness, Kingsford Drive, and Acaffella.
Golden Gate Fields will present a nine-race card Sunday and also broadcast all the action from the first Sunday of the NFL season via its subscription to the Sunday Ticket. General parking, admission, programs, hot dogs, beers and sodas all cost just a buck Sunday and there will be live musical entertainment between races by The Spazmatics.