HASTINGS WORKOUTS FOR SUNDAY

LISA THOMPSON PHOTO

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, September 20
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Optional Claiming – $50,000 $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Allowance $16,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, September 24 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $8,000 $11,000
Race 2 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $10,000
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 6 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 7 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 8 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000

Northern Graystar raring to go in Sunday allowance

By: Randy Goulding

NORTHERN GRAYSTAR – PATTI TUBBS PHOTO

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – With rain in the forecast there is a good chance Hastings will finally get to run a few races this weekend. Due to the smoke from the wildfires in Oregon and Washington, the air quality in Vancouver was so poor that last Sunday’s card was canceled and moved to Thursday. The smoke was still lingering on Thursday, though, so the card was rescheduled for Saturday. Friday morning the air was still thick with smoke, so there are no guarantees for the weekend.

Due to restrictions placed on how trainers are allowed to operate, the fitness level of horses has been somewhat compromised. Clockers have not been on site, because workouts have not been allowed. There has only been jogging and light training for the past week.

Trainer Glen Todd is confident that Northern Graystar is fit enough to run well in an allowance for 3- and 4-year-old fillies that headlines Sunday’s nine-race card, which begins at 3 p.m. Pacific. The 1 1/16-mile race drew six horses and goes as the sixth race.

“She’s fine,” said Todd. “She’s been jogging every day and is jumping out of her skin.”

Northern Graystar ran a huge race to win the $50,000 Sales Stakes on Sept. 5. With Efrain Hernandez riding, Northern Graystar broke sharply, then settled into a stalking position behind Irish Luna and Butterscotch Blend, who dueled through quick fractions. She made a three-wide move going down the backstretch, took the lead at the quarter pole, and was all out to win the mile and a sixteenth race by 1 3/4 lengths over Irish Luna.

By Graydar out of Fancy Vintage, Northern Graystar went into the race with just one sprint behind her this year.

“She won but she did get a bit late,” said Todd. “She seems to have moved forward, so I am expecting her to run a big race.”

Northern Graystar drew post 2 and could get a similar trip with Hernandez riding.

Warrior’s Promise will find these easier than facing Here’s Hannah, whom she almost beat sprinting two back and finished fourth to going a mile and sixteenth in an open allowance race on Sept. 6. Here’s Hannah won the Sovereign Award for being the top older filly or mare in Canada last year.
Trained by Patty Leaney, Warrior’s Promise has yet to win going three turns, but she was a neck behind runner-up Northern Graystar when she finished third in the $29,000 Autumn Leaves on Oct. 20. The 78 Beyer they received is the top figure in the field for the distance.

A 4-year-old daughter of Warrior’s Reward, Warrior’s Promise does her best running late and there should be speed coming back to her.
She drew post 3 with Sylvino Morales retaining the mount.
Butterscotch Blend, who won last year’s CTHS Sales Stakes for 3- and 4-year-old fillies, could be dangerous with the blinkers coming off for the first time this year.

Trained by Robert Gilker, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Mission Impazible dueled with Irish Luna before finishing third in the Sales Stakes in her last outing. She was not wearing blinkers when she came from a stalking position in her victory last year

 

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Saturday, September 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Optional Claiming – $50,000 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $8,000 $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000 Overnight Overnight

 

With Thursday card canceled, twice-rescheduled program will be held Saturday

By: Randy Goulding

With Thursday card canceled, twice-rescheduled program will be held Saturday
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Due to poor air quality caused by smoke from the wildfires in Washington and Oregon racing was canceled at Hastings last Sunday. The nine races carded Sunday were moved to Thursday. However, the air quality did not improve, and the races are now scheduled for Saturday. The nine-race card begins at 3 p.m. Pacific.
With just a couple of weeks and four racing days left here, there will be a lot of horses taking the plunge in order to get a win before the 25-day meet concludes on Oct. 1. The meet was scheduled to end on Sept. 27, but a day has been added to make up for the races lost last Sunday.
In Saturday’s feature, a 6 1/2-furlong dash for 3-year-olds and up running for a top claiming price of $10,000, handicappers will choose between horses like Captain Jones and Highway Boss, who are cutting their price in half, or Appellant and Aditya, who are each looking for their third straight win.
It is a bit of a dilemma. However, the possible shape of the race makes Captain Jones worth a stab at what could be a decent price.
Trained by Frank Barroby, Captain Jones likes to be involved early and there is not a ton of speed in the field. He finished last in a $16,000 claimer in his last start on Aug. 16, but he was coming off a route, so his speed may have been dulled. Plus, there was an abundance of serious speed in the field and the 8-year-old gelding by Bold Executive is not as quick as he once was.
He should be a bit sharper in his second straight sprint, and it certainly won’t hurt that leading rider Amadeo Perez will be aboard for the first time.
Captain Jones will break from post 4 and could be tough to get past if Perez can get him into the mix early.
The Glen Todd-trained Highway Boss doesn’t have a lot of early lick, but the former stakes winner has back class and could be sitting on a big effort in his third start this year.
In his latest outing, he rallied to finish third in a $16,000 claimer on Aug. 30.
Appellant has three wins and a third-place finish in four sprints at the meet for trainer Rob Maybin, who owns the 5-year-old gelding by Midnight Lute with his wife Sheena.
Appellant ran okay when he finished fourth going around three turns in a $6,250 conditioned claimer in his only other start at the meet. In his most recent outing, Appellant came from a stalking position to wear down Wise Market in an $8,000 claimer on Aug. 23.
The 12-time winner Aditya is perfect in two starts at the meet for trainer Barbara Heads.

DRF GRADED ENTRIES FOR SATURDAY AT HASTINGS

FIRST RACE Probable Post 3:00 PDT 
3 1/2 Furlongs. 2-Year-Olds. Maiden Optional Claiming ($50,000 to $45,000). Purse: $14,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 3   Railway   Roque J C    120       6-5 
 4   Be Quick   Hernandez E    120       3-1 
 1   Finding Ways   Morales S    115       7-2 
 6   Hopey   Williams S    117       9-2 
 2   Predestined   Asencio G G    115       10-1 
 5   Gold Post   Sanchez J L    114       12-1 
       
       
SECOND RACE Probable Post 3:27 PDT 
1 1/16 Miles. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Waiver Claiming ($8,000 to $6,000)N3L. Purse: $10,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 3   Fort Langley   Hernandez E    120       2-1 
 5   McMurphy   Burningham J    124       5-2 
 7   Speculator   Perez A    120       3-1 
 2   Harry’s Hammer   Williams S    120       6-1 
 4   Sir Bregovic   Sanchez J L    120       6-1 
 1   He’s Got Ego   Marti A    114       15-1 
 6   Causin’ Havoc   Morales S    109       15-1 
       
       
THIRD RACE Probable Post 3:54 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Fillies and Mares. Waiver Claiming ($4,000 to $3,000)N3L. Purse: $9,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 4   Dorys Darlin   Williams S    120       2-1 
 1   Sprog   Perez A    124       5-2 
 2   Mis Viola   Hernandez E    120       7-2 
 6   Anima   Morales S    124       4-1 
 5   Cushman Road   Gomez J R    120       8-1 
 3   Saturna   Marti A    120       10-1 
       
       
FOURTH RACE Probable Post 4:21 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Fillies and Mares. Waiver Claiming ($4,000 to $3,000). Purse: $9,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 3   Hilariouslynaughty   Hernandez E    122       2-1 
 2   Sweet Sixteen   Perez A    120       5-2 
 6   Fourtowin   Morales S    119       9-2 
 7   Bad and Bougie   Marti A    117       6-1 
 1   Kodiak Kwik   Williams S    120       8-1 
 5   Kensington Market   Seecharan L A    120       8-1 
 4   Our Bonita Rose   Burningham J    114       10-1 
       
       
FIFTH RACE Probable Post 4:48 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Fillies and Mares. Waiver Claiming ($4,000 to $3,000)N2L. Purse: $9,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 5   First and Ten   Hernandez E    120       2-1 
 1   Kick Up the Dust   Perez A    115       5-2 
 7   Backseat Rider   Morales S    120       4-1 
 6   Blondie   Gomez J R    120       6-1 
 2   Honky Tonk Woman   Marti A    124       8-1 
 4   Iceland   Seecharan L A    120       10-1 
 3   Take Charge Gwen   Williams S    116       12-1 
       
       
SIXTH RACE Probable Post 5:15 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Claiming ($8,000 to $6,000). Purse: $10,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 6   Highway Boss   Hernandez E    120       8-5 
 2   Appellant   Morales S    118       3-1 
 4   Captain Jones   Perez A    120       4-1 
 3   Aditya   Gomez J R    124       9-2 
 7   One Last Hit   Asencio J M    114       9-2 
 1   Red Hot Rio        114       30-1 
 5   Kindergartengrader   Sanchez J L    114       30-1 
       
       
SEVENTH RACE Probable Post 5:42 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Fillies and Mares. Waiver Claiming ($4,000 to $3,000). Purse: $9,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 1   G M T Baby   Williams S    124       4-1 
 8   Stevie’s Song   Marti A    122       9-2 
 9   Bamboo Eleven        124       5-1 
 2   Amorcito   Morales S    118       6-1 
 3   Curious Rumor   Hernandez E    122       6-1 
 7   Mousey Mousey   Perez A    122       6-1 
 6   Harlan’s Angel   Gomez J R    124       8-1 
 5   Babylon Will Fall   Asencio J M    122       10-1 
 4   Raise a Dancer   Burningham J    124       12-1 
       
       
EIGHTH RACE Probable Post 6:09 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Waiver Maiden Claiming ($8,000 to $6,000). Purse: $9,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 9   Astronomical   Hernandez E    115       5-2 
 4   Free for Sure   Marti A    115       7-2 
 1   The Valentine Kid   Williams S    118       9-2 
 3   Alway’s a Knight   Morales S    115       5-1 
 8   Rode to Galiano   Sanchez J L    115       8-1 
 5   Stay All Night   Perez A    114       10-1 
 2   Baby Grand   Seecharan L A    114       12-1 
 6   Black Metal   Gomez J R    115       15-1 
 7   Targeted   Burningham J    109       15-1 
       
     Blinkers On: Astronomical 
NINTH RACE Probable Post 6:36 PDT 
6 1/2 Furlongs. 3-Year-Olds and Up. Waiver Claiming ($4,000 to $3,000)N2L. Purse: $9,000

 PP   HORSE   PR. RIDER   WT.   COMMENTS   PR.ODDS 

 4   Ave’s in Command   Marti A    115       7-2 
 1   Bowchickawowwow   Williams S    120       4-1 
 5   We Got It Covered   Perez A    115       5-1 
 2   Klondike Gentleman   Hernandez E    120       6-1 
 8   Brandon’s Legacy   Morales S    117       6-1 
 9   Alwaysgotyourbakk   Gomez J R    111       8-1 
 6   Django Unreined   Asencio J M    116       10-1 
 3   Santa Cause   Burningham J    120       15-1 
 7   Finaly Classy   Seecharan L A    120       15-1 
 10   Red Raptor   Roque J C    113       15-1 
       
     Blinkers On: Finaly Classy, Red Raptor 

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, September 17
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Cancelled $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Cancelled $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Cancelled $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Cancelled $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Cancelled $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Cancelled $10,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Cancelled $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Cancelled $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Cancelled $9,000 Overnight Overnight



Final Entries

Sunday, September 20
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Optional Claiming – $50,000 $15,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 3 Allowance $16,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $11,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500
Race 6 Allowance $16,000
Race 7 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 8 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500
Race 9 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000

Hastings Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Saturday, September 19 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Optional Claiming – $50,000 $14,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $10,000
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 6 Claiming – $8,000 $10,000
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 8 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $9,000
Race 9 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Sunday, September 20 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Optional Claiming – $50,000 $15,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 3 Allowance $16,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $11,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500
Race 6 Allowance $16,000
Race 7 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000
Race 8 Waiver Claiming – $6,250 $10,500
Race 9 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $4,000 $10,000

Final Entries

Saturday, September 19
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Optional Claiming – $50,000 $14,000
Race 2 Waiver Claiming – $8,000 $10,000
Race 3 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 4 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 5 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 6 Claiming – $8,000 $10,000
Race 7 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000
Race 8 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $9,000
Race 9 Waiver Claiming – $4,000 $9,000