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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Frankly Scarlett Puts Streak On The Line At Cal Expo

Frankly Scarlett, fresh from four straight dominating victories, looks to keep the momentum going in Friday night’s (December 2) $3,600 Cal Expo headliner for the pacing fillies and mares.

A 7-year-old daughter of Little Steven, Frankly Scarlett is owned by Robert Bacon and is reined and trained by Steve Wiseman.  She is going in excellent form at the moment and each of her four wins has been in clear-cut fashion.

The bay miss started the skein on November 5 at a slightly lower rung and sat a perfect tracking trip for Wiseman before pouncing in the stretch.  At next asking she was an impressive first-over victress, coming to the wire with five and a quarter lengths to spare while lowering her mark to 1:54.4 in the process.

Frankly Scarlett has stepped up a notch to this level for her last two appearances.  She was a facile first-over winner two weeks ago as the 1-2 chalk, then was hammered down to 40 cents on the dollar for her most recent tour and made what proved to be the winning move at the half while showing the way to the wire without being asked for her best.

DAVE HANESS is represented by Poor House
 in Friday's headliner at Cal Expo.

Dine N Wine, Poor House and Hi Fidelity are all 3-year-olds who are exiting last week’s California Sire Stakes.  Dine N Wine captured that event and has to be respected for Team Desomer, while Poor House was third in a game, first-over try and helps make things interesting.  She is owned by Rick & Marlene Thomas, Dave Haness and George Reider with Reider the conditioner and James Kennedy at the helm.

Hi Fidelity tired in that Sire Stakes try, but in the previous mile posted a 12-1 upset.  The Laurette Odney homebred hails from the Rick Cisco barn and Scott Cisco will once again be at the controls.

Completing the field are Lust, who is trained by Bob Johnson and has Lemoyne Svendsen guiding; and Got The Giggles, a Robley Johnson trainee who has the cozy one-hole with Luke Plano in the sulky.  The feature goes as the first on a 13-race program.

Live racing resumes at Cal Expo on Thursday (December 1) at 5:30 p.m. (PST) and continues on Friday (December 2) & Saturday (December 3) at 6:00 p.m.  On Thursday and every live card, Cal Expo offers free admission, as well as free preferred & general parking after 4:30 p.m.  Also on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cal Expo offers a complete Lasagna dinner, which includes salad and bread, for just $3.00.  Additionally on Thursday, beer & wine can be purchased for $3.00 each as well.

The Thursday program (December 1) at Cal Expo will feature an Early Pick 4 with a $4,588 carryover that will lead into a $20,000 guaranteed gross pool (in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Committee), while the Late Pick 4 will come with a $10,000 guaranteed gross pool.  The Early Pick 4 covers the second through fifth races on the card, while the second sequence encompasses the sixth through ninth events on the evening.

In addition, every Pick 4 at Cal Expo now comes with a reduced 15 percent takeout (Thursday/Friday nights in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Committee).  In addition, all Late Pick 4’s will come with a $10,000-guaranteed pool.  On Saturday night, there will be a 0% takeout on successful Late Pick 4 tickets made at Cal Expo or at