Emerald Downs Director of Racing Bret Anderson has released a list of 28 handicap weights for the 78th running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) on Sunday, August 18.
Hall-of-Fame trainer Bob Baffert has two of the three high-weighted horses*Grade 1 winner Liaison tops the list at 123 lbs, while Grade 2 winner Fed Biz is tied with Herbie D for third high-weight at 121 lbs. In between at 122 is the Craig Lewis-trained Clubhouse Ride, a 5-year-old Candy Ride horse who has repeatedly locked horns with Game On Dude this year in Southern California.
Herbie D, winner of nine-of 12 lifetime including a smashing victory in the July 21 Mt. Rainier Handicap, is among four horses at 121 lbs, along with Fed Biz, Politicallycorrect and Summer Hit.
Herbie D, a 5-year-old B.C.-bred trained by Robert Gilker, and Politicallycorrect, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred trained by Wesley Ward, are expected to be co-starting high weights in the 78th Longacres Mile.
Others expected to enter are Jebrica, Tres Borrachos, Why Not Be Perfect, Mr. Bowling, Winning Machine, Gladding, Golden Itiz and Stryker Phd. Possible starters include Commander, Shrug, Hudson Landing, Devil in Disguise, Hoist, Saddleranch, Assessment and Until You.
The Longacres Mile is limited to 12 starters with high weights preferred. Entries will be drawn 11a.m., Wednesday, August 14 in the Emerald Room (4th floor).
$200,000 Longacres Mile (G3)
Sunday, August 18, 2013*3-Year-Olds & Up*One Mile
Liaison–123 Devil in Disguise–117
Clubhouse Ride–122 Hoist–117
Fed Biz–121 Mr. Bowling–117
Herbie D–121 Winning Machine–117
Summer Hit–121 Golden Itiz–116
Commander–120 Majestic City–116
Drill–120 Stryker Phd–116
Shrug–119 Liberty Cap–115
Batti Man (Arg)–118 Saddleranch–115
Hudson Landing–118 Assessment–115
Jebrica–118 Until You–114
Tres Borrachos–118 Gnarly Dude–113
Why Not Be Perfect–118 Cast a Doubt–111
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