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Filly Sire Stakes Get Marquee Treatment At Cal Expo
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - by Mark Ratzky, Publicity -- Cal Expo

Steve WisemanA pair of $15,000 California Sire Stakes for the sophomore pacing and trotting fillies have center stage here Friday evening, with Dine N Wine looming large among the pacers while Thatssomebracciola and Flea Flicker figure to get plenty of attention in the trotting affair.
Dine N Wine is a homebred daughter of Power Of Art and the New Zealand mare Bordeaux Franco who carries the banner of Desomer Stables Inc. with Vickie Desomer the conditioner and Steve Wiseman handling the lines.  She is eyeing her third straight stakes decision.
In the most recent big-money clash two weeks ago, she proved a punctual 4-5 favorite as Wiseman made what proved to be the winning brush to command at the half.  Dine N Wine had a length advantage in the stretch, then held safe by a head over 40-1 shot Vantage in the 1:56 mile.
Set to take her on are Racetrack Diva with Luke Plano; Vantage, Tony Succarotte; Hi Fidelity for Scott Cisco; Poor House, to be guided by James Kennedy; Math Whiz, Lemoyne Svendsen; and Whip And A Prayer with Rich Wojcio.
Looking at the trotting event, Thatssomebracciola will attempt to win her third stakes at the meeting for owner/breeder Rick Plano and driver/trainer Luke Plano.  The Armbro Scribe offspring sat the pocket and won the first added-money gathering of the fall on October 28, had to settle for third in the next stakes, then was a decisive first-over victress in the most recent stakes match-up as the second choice.
Flea Flicker was the 3-2 favorite in that affair and had to settle for the second money.  Mark Anderson owns, trains and bred this daughter of Armbro Variable and Rich Wojcio will again be in the sulky.  They joined forces to be an easy winner of the November 11 Sire Stakes and have been runner-up in the other two stakes get-togethers for this group.
Completing the field are Eggwhite Inmy Beer, James Kennedy; Claim Jumper with Steve Wiseman; Dancinwiththedevil, Lemoyne Svendsen; and Chaxie, to be driven by Scott Cisco.
Live racing resumes at Cal Expo on Thursday (December 8) at 5:30 p.m. (PST) and continues on Friday (December 9) & Saturday (December 10) at 6:00 p.m.  On Thursday and every live card, Cal Expo offers free admission, as well as free preferred & general parking after 4:30 p.m.  Also on Thursday night from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Cal Expo offers a complete Lasagna dinner, which includes salad and bread, for just $3.00.  Additionally on Thursday, beer & wine can be purchased for $3.00 each as well.
Cal Expo now offers a reduced 15 percent takeout rate on all Pick 4’s (Thursday/Friday nights in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Committee).  In addition, all Late Pick 4’s will come with a $10,000-guaranteed pool.  On Saturday night, there will be a 0% takeout on successful Late Pick 4 tickets made at Cal Expo or at