AFFIRMING PULLS AWAY TO WIN ALLOWANCE FEATURE AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Remington Park operation of National Hall of Fame Trainer Steve Asmussen continues to roll along. After winning four stakes races on Oklahoma Derby Day on Sunday, Sept. 24 (including the derby with Untrapped) team Asmussen continued their success Thursday night with two more wins.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Affirming won the $43,350 allowance feature for Oklahoma-breds, in a race that was moved off the turf to the main track due to heavy rains earlier this week. Affirming moved from just off the pace to take the lead with just under a half-mile left in the one-mile race. Jockey Donnie Meche rode Affirming with confidence on the lead into the stretch and managed to have enough left so the 4-year-old gelding could pull away to win by a half-length. Bernardina charged into second while Curmit finished third, 1-1/4 lengths behind the winner. Affirming handled the mile in 1:37.86.
Away at 3-1 odds, Affirming paid $8 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Bernardina, a filly facing males, paid $7.20 to place and $3.20 to show. Curmit paid $2.20 to show as the beaten wagering favorite at 4-5 odds.
A son of Affirmatif from the Sky Classic mare She Who Kissnfly, Affirming won his third career race from 14 starts and picked up $24,820 for the effort. Also owned by Asmussen of Arlington, Texas, Affirming now has total earnings of $67,570.
Also winning from the Asmussen barn was Super Bowl Girl, who won a maiden claiming race at the $20,000-level for 2-year-olds in race six. Asmussen has now won 23 races for the season, leading the trainer standings by 12 victories over Karl Broberg. Asmussen is attempting to win his 13th career seasonal title at Remington Park, which would give him the all-time lead in that category. Currently, he is tied with Donnie Von Hemel for the most seasonal Remington Park titles with 12 apiece.
Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Thursday thru Saturday, Sept. 28-30. The first race nightly is 7pm-Central.
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