BV ACE IN THE HOLE EXCELS AT 440 YARDS, PULLS UPSET
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 23, 2014
OKLAHOMA CITY – Friday’s $30,100 allowance feature at Remington Park was at the classic 440-yard distance, a measure relished by 33-1 longshot BV Ace In The Hole. The 3-year-old won for the second time at this distance this season.
Owned by Bella Vista Farms of Arcola, Ill. and trained by Eddie Lee Willis, BV Ace In The Hole made his third start at 440-yards this year, resulting in a pair of wins and one second-place run in those events. Despite that level of success at the distance, he was overlooked in the wagering as he made the jump from the $7,500 claiming ranks into allowance conditions.
Under jockey Benito Baca, BV Ace In The Hole was away from the starting gate quickly, grabbing the lead and then holding off a furious charge by the 1-9 wagering favorite Blazen Panther. BV Ace In The Hole crossed the finish in front by a half-length in :21.597 seconds over a muddy racetrack.
BV Ace In The Hole paid $68 to win, $11.20 to place and $5.40 to show. Blazen Panther paid $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Nudi Suit was just a head behind the runner-up in third and paid $5.20 to show.
An Oklahoma-bred gelded son of First Down Mr Jess from the Chicks Beduino mare Easy Ridin Chick, BV Ace In The Hole has now won twice from eight starts, both wins this season. The first-place check of $16,890 on Friday night boosted his career earnings to $35,946.
Live racing continues Saturday at Remington Park at 6pm. The main event is the Grade 1 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Stakes for Paint & Appaloosa runners. Major Tom, the lone Appaloosa in the field Saturday night, is the heavy 4-5 morning-line favorite. He’ll be seeking his seventh consecutive victory and attempting to finish his Remington Park season a perfect three-for-three.
Racing will begin at 1:30pm on Sunday and Memorial Day Monday. The Sunday card features the four stakes races that comprise the Oklahoma Speedfest including the $70,000 Easy Date Stakes; the $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes; the $70,000 FL Lady Bug Stakes and the $70,000 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes. All four of the Speedfest races are for Oklahoma-breds.
Opening daily at 10:30am, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity and $250,000 Remington Park Championship on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
Tracked by over 51,000 fans on Facebook and 5,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park is Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.