09/19/2004 11:00PM

Positive Prize wins Gottstein Futurity


AUBURN, Wash. - Positive Prize won the richest of eight stakes on Sunday's Washington Cup Day program at Emerald Downs, coming from just off the pace to score by a length in the $100,000 for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.

Positive Prize, a son of Prized who races for Ross McLeod and Charles Ming, got the distance in a stakes record 1:41.40 and paid $5.80 to win as the second favorite. It was the fourth win from five starts for Positive Prize, who is trained by Tim McCanna and was ridden on Sunday by Ricky Frazier.

Charming Colleen, the only filly in the field of seven, finished fast for second at 8-1 and No Shouting got third at 27-1.

Demon Warlock, the 4-5 favorite, won the $50,000 Muckleshoot Tribal Classic for older horses at 1 1/16 miles after a nip and tuck stretch duel with Dark Intent, the longest shot on the board at 44-1. Demon Warlock may have actually been passed by Dark Intent about 50 yards from the wire, but he dug back in under rider Adalberto Lopez to score by a nose in 1:40.60. Alfurune finished third in the field of eight.

Demon Warlock, a 4-year-old by Demons Begone, is trained by Terry Gillihan for owners Mike Nist and Tim and Allen Floyd.

The program's other $50,000 stakes, the Belle Roberts for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles, was won by Aunt Sophie in 1:42.20. Under Roberto Gonzalez, Aunt Sophie came from fifth to score by three-quarters of a length over Getthepartystarted, with Ruby Dawn third in the field of seven. She paid $4.40 to win as the favorite.

It was the third stakes win at the meeting for Aunt Sophie, who races for her breeder and trainer, Dr. Charles Barth.

In other stakes on the Washington Cup Day program, Slewicide Cruise ($5.60) won the six furlong Chinook Pass Sprint, Jazzinarounnightly ($15.20) won the mile Trooper Seven Stakes for 3-year-olds, Seattles Best Joe ($3.40) won the six furlong Captain Condo Stakes for 2-year-olds, Arco Iris ($5.40) won the mile John and Kitty Fletcher Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, and M K Beck ($14.40) won the six furlong Diane Kem Stakes for 2-year-old fillies.

Emerald Downs handled a total of $1,816,484 from all sources on Sunday.