09/08/2013 8:52PM

Emerald Downs: Chu and You wins Northwest Farms Stakes to stay perfect


AUBURN, Wash. – Chu and You, the fastest 2-year-old filly at Emerald Downs, ran her record to 4 for 4 with a runaway victory Sunday in the $50,000 Northwest Farms Stakes for statebreds.

As she has in each of her starts, the Robbie Baze-trained Chu and You sprinted clear shortly after the start and easily kept her rivals at bay. After setting fast fractions under jockey Juan Gutierrez – 44.74 seconds for the half-mile and 56.78 for five furlongs – Chu and You coasted home to win by seven lengths while running six furlongs in 1:09.42. She paid $3.60 as the heavy favorite in a field of nine.

Bred by her owners, Mike and Amy Feuerborn of Maple Valley, Wash., Chu and You is by the Kris S. stallion You and I, from the Volponi mare Bronze Charmer. A full brother, Chu and I, was a multiple stakes winner at Emerald Downs as a 2-year-old in 2011.

Chu and You earned $25,000, pushing her career bankroll to $84,249.

Sunpenny was a distant second, three-quarters of a length ahead of Belladiva. They were followed by Sanibel Harbor, See My Tail Lites, Da Burn, Knight Club, Hey Lil Missy, and Zafari Nation.

Noosito wins Daily Racing Form Stakes

Noosito and Del Rio Harbor, stablemates trained by Doris Harwood, ran first and second in the $50,000 Daily Racing Form Dennis Dodge Stakes for statebred 2-year-old colts and geldings.

Noosito ($5.40) prevailed by a neck over Del Rio Harbor after the two traded punches in a furious speed duel. Del Rio Harbor, a two-time stakes winner at the meeting, claimed a narrow lead in the final 100 yards but yielded in the final strides to finish second, 5 3/4 lengths in front of third-place finisher Mebossman in a field of seven.

Stikine Slough, Orito, Twentyten, and City Shadows completed the order of finish.

Noosito, by the Seeking the Gold stallion Harbor the Gold, is a full brother to Noosa Beach, a two-time horse of the meeting at Emerald Downs and the winner of the Grade 3 Longacres Mile in 2010. Owned by a syndicate headed by Jeff Harwood of Auburn, Wash., Noosito was a $55,000 purchase at the 2012 Washington summer yearling sale.

After beginning his career with a maiden victory in early August, Noosito finished third as the 4-5 favorite in the Aug. 17 WTBOA Lads Stakes after breaking poorly and then losing a shoe during the race. He made amends Sunday under jockey Isaias Enriquez to run his record to 2 wins from 3 starts and push his earnings to $42,753.

The victory stamped Noosito as the horse to beat in the 1 1/16-mile Gottstein Futurity on the final day of the Emerald Downs meeting Sept. 29.