12/11/2011 11:32PM

Portland Meadows: L G Jet, Forty Something come through in Wineberg stakes on Oregon Championship Day


Odds-on favorites L G Jet and Forty Something scored victories in the Bill Wineberg and Janet Wineberg stakes during Oregon Championship Day at Portland Meadows on Sunday. The card featured five stakes for Oregon-breds.

L G Jet scored his third straight victory with a front-running score under Luis Torres in the Bill Wineberg. He defeated Slew the Cat by 2 1/2 lengths in the six-furlong race for 2-year-olds bred in Oregon. Suesawme was third, another 10 1/2 lengths back in the field of seven. L G Jet's winning time was 1:12.03 and he paid $2.60.

“It kinda went as we expected,” said L G Jet’s trainer, John Harris. “He’s a nice colt, and he did everything right.

“I told the jockey if someone pushed him to let him have a little breather, but he wasn’t really pressured.”

L G Jet was a half-length in front of Suesawme after a 22.54 opening quarter, but opened a clear lead after that and cruised home.

“We’re just looking forward to his next race,” said Harris of L G Jet, a Harbor the Gold gelding bred by Leonard Hammrich and owned by Georgianne Hammrich. “It will probably be a mile, and we’ll have to start teaching him to do that.”

Forty Something broke a step slowly and had a much tougher time winning the Janet Wineberg against 2-year-old fillies than L G Jet had in the Bill Wineberg. A Slew’s Saga filly, Forty Something was making her second start after finishing fourth in her debut against males.

She dueled the length of the stretch with Bahati Gold, winning a head bob at the finish. She ran the six furlongs in 1:14.93 and paid $3.60. Kenzie Carolina, the winner’s stablemate who was making her debut, ran third.

Both of the races had $15,000 purses with the winners taking home $8,250. L G Jet, who has three wins in four starts, now has career earnings of $15,665. Forty Something’s career earnings are now $8.693.

He’s a Goblin dominated the field in the $10,000 Lethal Grande Sprint Championship, winning six-furlong race by 2 3/4 lengths over Rickey Ricky, who edged Deb’s Legacy by a head for second.

He’s a Goblin, a 4-year-old He’s Tops gelding and full brother of Suesawme, had an open lead at every call while winning in 1:11.88. He paid $3.60.

Longshots won both the Oregon His for 3-year-olds and Oregon Hers for 3-year-old fillies.

Hvr West Cascadian, a son of Cascadian who was bred and is owned and trained by Chris Hartman, scored a $61.80 victory in the $10,000 Oregon His. He won a stretch duel with Shamundi, who took the lead from him in the stretch but couldn’t hold on.

Hvr West Cascadian won the 1 1/16-mile race by a neck in 1:48.31. Shamundi was 2 1/4 lengths ahead of longshot Blackjack Moon, who edged odds-on favorite Midda’s Gold Touch by a nose for third.

Missisissy rallied through the lane to edge odds-on Kate Winsalot by a nose in winning a three-way photo over her and Legendary Madame in the $10,000 Oregon Hers. She paid $42.80.

Missisissy's winning time in the one-mile race was 1:44.30. The Harbor the Gold filly is a homebred for Lyle Magnuson, who also trains her.