Midda's Gold Touch takes the Overnight Handicap
Midda’s Gold Touch sat a nice trip just in behind early pacesetter Shamundi, and pounced on that rival down the stretch to take home the $10,950 Overnight Handicap on Monday at Portland Meadows. Sent off at odds of 5/1, Midda’s Gold Touch was second throughout, applying gentle pressure to Shamundi through an opening quarter of 23.72 and an opening half mile in 47.30. Jockey Mark Anderson gave Midda’s Gold Touch his cue turning for home and gradually went past Shamundi, holding off a late running Meshuguna to score a two and three quarter length win.
The win was the 4th career score for Midda’s Gold Touch who races for owners Hurliman Enterprises LLC and trainer Debbie Fergason, who had a training double on the card. Meshuguna finished in second with Shamundi finishing out the trifecta.
News and Notes….Nobody had the Pick 4 on Monday, so there is a carryover of $8,962 into the Pick 4 sequence on Tuesday that starts in Race 6………..Luis Torres had three winners on the card and Rocco Bowen had a riding double, including a win on $72.60 winner Tribute to Sissy in Race 6.