REDATORY RUNS TO THE FRONT AND PULLS CLEAR TO WIN CLEVER TREVOR STAKES AT REMINGTON PARK
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Redatory handled his outside post position in the $100,000 Clever Trevor Stakes at Remington Park and he handled nine other 2-year-olds to win the seven-furlong race by 2-1/4 lengths.
Friday, November 03, 2017
Owned and bred in Texas by James Wessel of Bulverde, Texas, Redatory stayed undefeated through two career starts, both this season at Remington Park. Trained by Allen Dupuy, Redatory was ridden by David Cabrera who thought he would try to rally the gelding but had to adapt after a sharp start.
“I was going to try and bring this horse off the pace a little bit but once he broke so good to the front I just felt like he was so comfortable and he improved his position. He’s a really nice horse.”
Redatory felt pressure from Land Battle until the end of the lone turn before pulling away at the top of the stretch. He set quarter-mile splits of :22.32 for the opening quarter and :45.31 for the half-mile before getting three-quarters of a mile in 1:10.28.
Bode’s Maker and Flat Lucky chased down the stretch but could never really threaten Redatory, who crossed the finish in 1:23.56 over a fast track. Bode’s Maker edged Flat Lucky by a neck to get second-place.
Dupuy was impressed with the effort by Redatory as he stepped into the Clever Trevor Stakes after breaking his maiden status by two lengths here on Oct. 7.
“The competition he runs with was pretty tough. I always liked this horse and the reason I came to Oklahoma was because he had a good mind on him. I almost skipped this race, for the other stakes race (the Springboard Mile). We plan on running in there.”
The $400,000 Springboard Mile on Dec. 17, is the top objective for 2-year-olds at Remington Park. The Springboard now carries valuable Kentucky Derby points for eligibility, in addition to the lofty purse.
Redatory was at 9-2 in the wagering and paid $11.80 to win, $5.20 to place and $4.20 to show. Bode’s Maker paid $11.40 to place and $5.80 to show. Flat Lucky, the beaten 7-5 betting favorite, paid $3 to show.
A chestnut son of Oratory from the My Golden Song mare My Silver Song, Redatory made $60,000 for his Clever Trevor score. His total earnings through two career races is $79,545.
The win aboard Redatory was the second consecutive victory in the Clever Trevor Stakes for Cabrera. He rode U S Officer to victory in the 2016 edition. Redatory provided his other connections with their first win in the stakes event.
The Clever Trevor Stakes is named after the millionaire Oklahoma-bred who won the first Oklahoma Derby in 1989. A versatile gelding, Clever Trevor was owned and bred by the late Don McNeill of Edmond, Okla. and trained by Donnie Von Hemel. He helped draw national awareness to Remington Park in its first years of operation. Clever Trevor passed away in 2016 at the age of 30.
Saturday racing begins earlier than normal, at 1:30pm. The Saturday live racing will alternate with the Breeders’ Cup World Championship races, simulcast to Remington Park from Del Mar.
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