Mucho Amor is Latest Mucho Macho Man Stakes Winner with Seattle S. Romp

05.13.2019 -

Northwest newcomer Mucho Amor delivered a sensational Emerald Downs’ debut Sunday, romping to a six-length victory over Alittlelesstalk in the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Mucho Amor covered six furlongs in 1:09.76 and paid $3.80, $2.80 and $2.20. Blaine Wright is the winning trainer for Dave Mowat’s Ten Broeck Farm.

A Kentucky-bred by 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, Mucho Amor earned $25,300 to increase her earnings to $92,590. Her overall record is 3-0-0 in five starts, including a maiden special weight win at Keeneland and a recent allowance victory at Golden Gate.

“Someone asked me this morning why I brought (Mucho Amor) up here,” Mowat said in the winner’s circle. “Number one I live here, and number two I have great respect for the industry up here and want to do anything I can to help it.”

The only anxious moments were prior to the race, when Mucho Amor was a bit reluctant to load.

“She was a little nervous before the race, but once the gate open she ran great,” said the Golden Gate-Fields-based Hernandez, now 4-2-0 in seven stakes engagements at Emerald Downs. “This is like my second home here. Winning stakes, how can you not like it.”

Mucho Amor pressed the pace while four-wide into the turn, gained command nearing the five-sixteenths marker and drew off steadily to the wire.

-edited from www.emeralddowns.com

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