BOLD CONQUEST USES OPENING AT RAIL TO FIND VICTORY AT REMINGTON PARK
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – Bold Conquest became the second alum of the 2015 Oklahoma Derby to win this season at Remington Park when he scored Thursday in an allowance/optional claiming event.
Thursday, November 09, 2017
Owned by Ackerley Brothers Farm of Houston and trained by Steve Asmussen, Bold Conquest ran fifth in the 2015 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, behind the victorious Shotgun Kowboy. Earlier this season, Shotgun Kowboy won the Oklahoma Classics Cup in his return to Remington Park. The win by Bold Conquest was not of the stakes variety but his move to victory was definitely won of a stakes veteran.
Under jockey Ramon Vazquez, the 5-year-old Bold Conquest was fourth through the second turn of the 1 mile-70 yard race that carried a purse of $33,760. The trio ahead of him offered just enough space along the rail for Vazquez to guide Bold Conquest into position without having to go around rivals. Once through along the rail, Bold Conquest quickly accelerated and pulled away from his rivals, crossing the finish 1-1/2 lengths ahead of Freestyler. Hunter’s Humor set the pace before tiring in the stretch to finish third, 6-1/2 lengths behind the winner.
Bold Conquest handled the distance in 1:41.85 over a fast track and at 6-1 odds in the wagering paid $14 to win, $4.20 to place and $3 to show. Freestyler was the beaten betting favorite at 1-2 odd, paying $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. Hunter’s Humor paid $6.40 to show.
A Kentucky-bred horse by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, from the Distorted Humor mare One For Jim, Bold Conquest won his fourth career race. The winner’s share of $19,149 moves his career money to $480,382.
The win on Bold Conquest was the third of the night for Vazquez. The leader in the jockey standings with 50 wins, Vazquez also won with Dylan Did It ($3 to win) in the first race and Colm’s Lady ($3.40) in race three. Vazquez is attempting to win his fifth consecutive jockey title at Remington Park.
Remington Park Thoroughbred racing continues Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 & 11, with the first race nightly at 7pm.
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