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Martinez Memorial Highlights Pre-Easter Race Card

March 14, 2009 — The Darby Martinez Memorial Handicap will highlight a seven-race card on Sunday at the Randall “Doc” James Race Track. The race will feature six native bred thoroughbreds going a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $3,500.
Emerald Star (116) should be considered the early favorite in this race after beating most of these same horses last time out. He of course will be strongly challenged by Tristitct (114) and Fightforyourrights (118), who did not do too badly in their last efforts on the track. Also entered in the race is the well bred Prince Crystal (116), Dana’s Express (114, and Them Ah Talk (114).
Unfortunately for many race fans the fastest rising star in native thoroughbreds racing, Something Else Special, was scratched from the race. He has been on a tear of late and many wanted to see him take on the older horses.
The sixth race for top imports should also be a good one as Green Sand, coming off a huge win last race day, will carry a top weight of 119 pounds as he takes on a field of four other thoroughbreds trying to find their way back to the winners circle going a distance of seven furlongs. Emilin (115), Formerly Cat (115), and Crafty Smile (115) should show early speeds in this race and if Green Sand should get into a speed duel with any of those three, the race could set up for a late run by Black Jack Bob (115) for the upset.
The rest of the day’s card:
Race 1 N-6 5F $3300.00
1. Bottom Belly 114
2. War (Debut) 114
3. True Confession 114
4. Express To Cali 116
5. Creation Rebel 116
6. Wild Mongoose 116
Race 2 Class I-5 7 ½ F $3600.00
1. Mi Jesuse 117
2. Wiseman’s Choice (debut) 117
3. Pintaylor 116
4. El Rollo 116
5. Cat Hunter 114
6. Tulsa Boy 116
7. Russian Way 114
Race 3 Open M & F 1 M $3700.00
1. Big Kate (debut) 117
2. Yankee Maiden 115
3. Get Ready Now 117
4. Amazing Cat 117
5. Qualifying Asset (debut) 117
6. She’s got the Helm 117
7. Honor the Queen 114
8. Look Up Look Up 115
Race 4 Class I-3 & I-4 7 ½ F $3800.00
1. Halos Horn 115
2. Puerto Rican Emblem 120
3. Big Thunder Reflec 115
4. Strong Passer 115
5. Guiltless 117
Race 7 Class M/F, I-5 & I-6 7F $3400.00
1. Lobito 118
2. Cherokee Neesh 116
3. Smallest 114
4. Beautiful Move 114
5. Bright moonlight 116
6. Knights Court 118
7. All The King Gems 118
8. Fantastic Four 114

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