CLOUD RIDGE PULLS CLEAR TO WIN EASY JET STAKES AT REMINGTON PARK
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OKLAHOMA CITY – The $50,000 Easy Jet Stakes, one of eight total stakes events on the final night of the 2017 Remington Park American Quarter Horse Season on Saturday, went to Cloud Ridge. The gelding pulled away over the final half of the race to win by a half-length.
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Randy Davis, of Vinita, Okla. and trained by Stacey Capps, Cloud Ridge handled the 350-yard event for 2-year-old Oklahoma-breds in 17.538 seconds over a fast track. Ridden by Berkley Packer, Cloud Ridge assumed control of the Easy Jet nearing the mid-point of the race and made his foes chase him the rest of the way. Apollitical Wagon contended early but could not keep pace while Political Attraction gained to finish third, 1-1/4 lengths from the winner.
Cloud Ridge was at 9-2 odds in the betting and paid $11.40 to win, $6 to place and $3.40 to show. Apollitical Wagon paid $15 to place and $9.60 to show. Political Attraction paid $2.80 to show.
A gelding by Carters Cartel from the This Snow Is Royal mare Snow Clouds, Cloud Ridge won his second race from three starts this season and made $29,730 in the process. He increases his career earnings to $42,148.
The Easy Jet is named after the 1969 American Quarter Horse Association World Champion and winner of the All American Futurity. Easy Jet was bred, owned and trained by Hall of Famer Walter Merrick of Sayre, Okla.
Live horse racing is now on hiatus at Remington Park until the 2017 Thoroughbred Season which runs Aug. 25 thru Dec. 17.
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