08/19/2009 11:00PM

Get You must be caught at Emerald


AUBURN, Wash. - Get You and Green Secret loom the horses to beat Saturday in the feature race at Emerald Downs. A $17,500 claimer for older horses at six furlongs, the race attracted nine entries. It will go as the eighth race on a nine-race card that begins at 2 p.m.

Get You, a lightly raced 5-year-old trained by Jim Penney, is the likely pacesetter. He's had the lead after a half-mile in eight of his nine starts, and while he has only three victories, two have come at the current meeting. He won a conditioned $17,500 claimer by 9 1/4 lengths June 5, running six furlongs in 1:09, and then won an open $25,000 claimer by a length in 1:09.40 on June 26. Third behind next-out winner Chickasaw Park in his most recent start, Get You tuned up for Saturday's race with a 46.80 four-furlong workout last Monday. He'll be ridden by Gallyn Mitchell.

Green Secret has won 5 of 14 starts during a career that began at Keeneland last May. He won his maiden at Turf Paradise in October, and finished a close seventh in a $40,000 claimer at Santa Anita in February before embarking upon an Emerald campaign in May. Favored in each of his four starts at the meeting, he won an open $25,000 claimer in front-running fashion May 17, running six furlongs in 1:08.60, and prevailed in a $25,000 optional claimer June 28, running 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.

Green Secret faltered in his most recent start, however, finishing sixth of seven in a $20,000 claimer as the even-money favorite. Dropping another class rung Saturday, he figures to be heavily bet yet again. He'll be ridden by Seth Martinez for trainer Mike Chambers.

Emancipated should attract considerable support in the mutuels. Victorious in the restricted Trooper Seven Stakes last September, he has yet to win in eight starts in 2009, though he finished a close third behind Green Secret on June 28, and most recently finished fifth in the restricted British Columbia Cup Classic at nine furlongs at Hastings on Aug. 3. Trained by Robbie Baze, Emancipated will be ridden by Ricky Frazier.

Other top contenders include Media City, who has won three of his four starts at the meeting; Follows None, a close third behind Media City in his last start; and Honour the West, who has 1 first, 3 seconds, and 6 thirds in his past 14 starts.