11/06/2012 11:30AM

Golden Gate: Charlie Palmer two-three rematched in Friday allowance


Condiment and My Best Bet, who finished second and third in the one-mile Charlie Palmer at Fresno on Oct. 8, will skip Saturday’s $50,000-added Golden Nugget at six furlongs and run Friday in a one-mile allowance.

Condiment’s trainer Joe Brook said he preferred all along to run his horse in the allowance, and would have headed out of town if the race hadn’t filled.

“If the mile race hadn’t gone, I was set to go to Hollywood Park where there was a first-condition allowance race in the book,” he said.

Condiment is being pointed to the one-mile Gold Rush at Golden Gate on Dec. 8.

“I can’t say we wouldn’t sprint him later, but we’re looking ahead to routing him now,” Brook said.

Trainer Billy Morey said he preferred to keep My Best Bet going long, too.

He is adding blinkers to My Best Bet’s equipment on Friday.

“It seemed like at Fresno last time he lost interest on the turn, so we hope this keeps him a little more focused,” said Morey.

Twenty-four were nominated for the Golden Nugget. Early indications are that Anytime Magic, winner of the Lost in the Fog at Golden Gate and the Everett Nevin at Pleasanton, and Zeewat, who won the Cavonnier at Santa Rosa, are going to run.

Also expected for the Golden Nugget are the maiden winners Go Mojave Go and Outside Nashville, and starter allowance winner Epic Electorate.