See Through It takes the El Dorado Shooter (Vassar Photography)
Matt Dinnerman/Golden Gate Fields
BERKELEY, Calif.—The feature race of the week at Golden Gate Fields in Northern California went as the eighth race on the card: the $75,000 El Dorado Shooter Stakes for California-bred or sired runners 4 years old and upward. A field of eight went postward on the Tapeta main track.
Under jockey Brayan Pena, Southern California invader See Through It sat adjoined second to last throughout the backstretch run. Entering the far turn, the son of Curlin to Mischief began to creep in towards the lead. He angled into the clear on the outside of horses turning for home and ran down runner up finisher Top Harbor in the final 25 yards. See Through It stopped the clock for six furlongs on the Tapeta in 1:09.18 seconds and hit the wire three-quarters of a length ahead of the runner up finisher.
See Through It went off at odds of 9-1 and paid $21.00 to win, $6.60 to place and $4.60 to show. 3-time stakes winner Top Harbor, who won the 2021 El Dorado Shooter, was the 8-5 favorite and returned $3.60 to place and $2.60 to show. Highland Ghost pressed the pace at 15-1 and held third in a respectable effort. He paid $6.80 to show.
See Through It, bred in California by Dr. Ed Allred, was claimed by trainer Milton Pineda and owners Belico Racing LLC and Lizbeth Medina for $25,000 out of a six-furlong turf sprint victory in October at Santa Anita. Before the El Dorado Shooter Stakes win, he had won three consecutive races at Los Alamitos. See Through It was making his first start of the year in the El Dorado Shooter, having last been seen winning a minor stake at Los Alamitos in December. See Through It sports 9 career wins, 5 seconds and 5 third place finishes from a 29-race career, with career earnings of $250,694.
Live racing resumes at Golden Gate on Sunday with a 9-race program. First post is 12:45 PM. Golden Gate also offers a 9-race card on Presidents’ Day Monday, with first post slated at 1:15 PM.