"Everything went perfect today," said Baze. "The other speed scratched and he loves the mud. He's doing great right now. He's wicked-fast if you want to send him but he'll relax if you take a hold."Bred by the Edward Wiest Family 98, Trickey Trevor is out of the Silver Deputy mare Show Your Pride.(Chart, Equibase)
Trickey Trevor, the 7-5 favorite, led from gate to wire under jockey Russell Baze to win Friday's $100,000 Forty-Niner Handicap at Golden Gate Fields.The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee completed the 1 1/16-mile distance in an impressive 1:41 1/5 on a wet fast track to deliver a 2 1/2-length win over Melanyhasthepapers, ridden by Chad Schvaneveldt. It was another two lengths to third-place finisher My Creed (Modesto Linares).The dark bay Florida-bred son of Demaloot Demashoot earned $55,000 for owners Hollendorfer and Jerry and Dan Jelladian. The victory was his 16th in 31 starts and pushed his earnings to $410,435.A top sprinter who owns at track record at Bay Meadows – five furlongs in 56.01 seconds – Trickey Trevor is now 2-for-2 in middle distance races. "We've got him stretched out," said Hollendorfer. "It might be kind of foolish to shorten him up now."Breaking from the outside post in a field of six, the 6-year-old horse took the lead in the opening strides, crossing over to lead while racing near the rail through fractions of :22 3/5, :45 4/5 and 1:09 4/5. Racing on the outside of the inside horse, Melanyhasthepapers, Trickey Trevor opened up as the field set down for the stretch run and held a 3 1/2-length lead with a furlong to go. He held sway under urging from Baze as Melanyhasthepapers made some progress late without threatening.Trickey Trevor carried 117 pounds to victory and paid $4.80, $3.40 and $2.80. Melanyhasthepapers returned $5 and $3.20. My Creed's show was $4.60.The 119-pound high weight Ace Blue finished fourth as the second choice while Easy Million and Masterpiece trailed. Speedsters Bilo and Saint Buddy scratched.