Blame the Jockey ran down the leaders in the stretch run and notched a
1 ½-length victory over Bogachiel in the $18,000 feature race for
3-year-olds Saturday at Emerald Downs.
With the hot-riding
Francisco Duran aboard for leading trainer Frank Lucarelli, Blame the
Jockey ran six furlongs in 1:08 3/5 on wet-fast track and paid $7.40,
$4.60 and $3.
Bogachiel, a 9-1 long shot ridden by Troy
Stillwell, edged Berry Ledo for second place and paid $6.20 and $3.20.
Berry Ledo, ridden by Deborah Hoonan-Trujillo paid $3 for show.
Rescue Plan, the 1-1 betting favorite, tired from a speed duel and finished fourth.