Lady Valeur ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez
FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
THE GOLDEN POPPY AND GOLDEN PICK 6 REWARDS FANS AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS
Albany, Calif. (May 13, 2017) — Lady Valeur, trained by Patrick Gallagher, pressed the pace to the half then fought gamely to win the $50,000 Golden Poppy stakes. Lady Valeur was ridden by Ricardo Gonzalez and completed today's 1 1/16 miles on the turf in 1:43.17. The betting favorite awarded players $3.60 for her efforts. Street Surrender, ridden by Julien Couton, was the runner up, but rallied in the stretch to challenge today's victor. Jockey Couton gave a stellar ride on Street Surrender and paid $5.20 to place. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the third place finisher was Sweet Dragon Fly, who stalked the pace to the second turn, but couldn't catch leaders to finish 4 lengths back. She rewarded bettors $5.60 for the show.
"The jockey Ricardo put her in a great spot throughout. The second filly ran very well. It was a good stretch battle. When you get second, third and fourth you get disappointed, but then she comes up and wins. Those consistent horses are hard to find," said Patrick Gallagher.