Sunday, February 22, 2009


BIG SHOW PAYOFFS ABOUND WHEN FAVORED ENTRY RUNS OUT OF THE MONEY


ALBANY -- Crafty Power and Any Wager formed what many thought was an unbeatable entry in the $31,320 feature at Golden Gate Fields Saturday so when neither horse finished in the money the result was predictable - big show payoffs.

There was $121,596 bet into the show pool of the eighth race and $111,673 of that total was wagered on the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained entry of Crafty Power and Any Wager. Crafty Power finished fifth after setting the pace and then fading in the final furlong while Any Wager checked in fourth (beaten a head for third) after unleashing his closing kick too late.


Captain Roy won the race by 3 1/4 lengths over Old Ed, who took second by 1 1/4 lengths over Dance Chief. Captain Roy paid $10.80 to win, $8.60 to place and $27.80 to show. Old Ed paid $7.80 and $33.60. Dance Chief returned $27.80.

Captain Roy, trained by Bob Hess and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, captured the 1 1/16-mile allowance contest in 1:43.37 and earned $18,000 for owner Roy E. Bishop.

Racing continues at Golden Gate Fields Sunday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.


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