Middas Gold Touch takes the Overnight Handicap
Middas Gold Touchtook home his second $10,000 Overnight Handicap win of the year on Wednesday as he roared down the center of the track to get up late under jockey Mark Anderson. Sent off at odds of 7/2, Middas Gold Touch settled back off the pace early on as Papa’s Flyn Angel and HVR West Cascadian set strong fractions early on. As the field came to the quarter pole, Bleu Tarp and Papa’s Flyn Angel were the two who went on, with Bleu Tarp prevailing through that battle. But Middas Gold Touch kept coming and with Bleu Tarp getting a little weary late, Middas Gold Touch got up in the final yards to win by a length. Bleu Tarp finished second with Ricky Ricky rallying up to get third. Court Mischief the heavy 1 to 2 favorite could only manage a fifth place finish.
Middas Gold Touch owned by Hurliman Enterprises LLC and was trained to victory by Debbie Fergason. The final time for the six furlongs was 1:10.87.
News and Notes…..Total handle for the ten race card on Wednesday was $1,446,978, the second highest ever for a single Portland Meadows card of racing. The all-time record was $1,555,830, set on 2/1/10.