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Racing Returns Saturday, October 24
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Friday Advance

Main event brings out pacing distaffers

A $6,600 Filly and Mare Open Pace is the featured attraction on Friday night’s Watch and Wager LLC program at Cal Expo with Delightfully Wild and Melodies That Rock getting top billing.

Delightfully Wild is a 5-year-old daughter of Bettor’s Delight out of the Western Ideal mare Wild Ride Hanover who carries the banner of Richard Morita and David Yamada, hails from the Lino Pacheco barn and will have Luke Plano once again giving directions.

She is looking for her third straight decision at this Open level, including last week’s clash at this top rung over a good track in a heavy fog that saw her dead-heating for the score with Melodies That Rock.

The latter is a 5-year-old daughter of Rockin Image who is owned by Brittney Nicole Thigpen, and is reined and trained by William Hernandez. She was a 27-1 upset winner of the Robert Gordon Final and then dead-heated with Delightfully Wild in last week’s top dance for the pacing distaffers.

Looking ahead to Saturday, the Marvin Shapiro Pace will headline the program with last week’s elimination winners Cenalta Call Girl and Getter Queen Flush getting the top billing.

Getter Queen Flush and Cenalta Call Girl both got the job done last week with solid come-from-behind scores while each going off at 8-5 odds with Nick Roland and Rene Goulet at the controls, respectively.

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A reminder that there are two wagers offered here each night that come with a reduced 16 percent takeout rate. They are the 50-cent Pick 5, which is decided on the first five races of the evening; and the 20-cent Pick 4, which comes with a $30,000-guaranteed gross pool.