ACCELERATE JUDY STAYS UNBEATEN ON MAIN TRACK AT REMINGTON PARK
Accelerate Judy has been out twice on the main track this meet at Remington Park and both times she has sprinted home an easy winner. She took Thursday’s featured allowance with ease after, returning to the winner’s circle after a third-place turf attempt in September.
This 3-year-old filly by Accelerate, out of the Allen’s Prospect mare Merryland Monroe, came to Remington Park following a layoff from Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Her last race there was on July 2 before making her 2023 debut here on Aug. 31. Trainer Mindy Willis sent her out for a six furlongs sprint at Remington in maiden special weight company and the precocious filly drew away to win by 10 lengths that night. It was impressive again on Thursday night if not as dazzling.
Under jockey Stewart Elliott, the 1-5 odds-on favorite sat chilly behind the front-runners down the backstretch, biding her time. Her ears were pricked and she cruised, just waiting for Elliott to ask her to run. When he did, she exploded to the lead on the turn for home and she quickly put her competition away. Lindy Wade had ridden her to her first victory at Remington Park. In between these two big wins, Willis tried her on the turf at five furlongs and she ran well, but checked in third, 2-1/2 lengths behind the winner that night.
Accelerate Judy’s win Thursday night came under first-level allowance fillies and mares or under conditions of non-winners of two. She earned $20,949 from the $35,000 purse as she improved to seven starts, two wins, one second and three thirds for $60,633 in earnings. She was purchased for $30,000 by Jeffry and Julie Puryear at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale in 2021.
With Elliott’s patient ride, Accelerate Judy cut into early fractions of :22.22 set by Da Candy Cane (17-1) in the first quarter-mile, followed by ;45.41 for a half-mile. By the time the field hit the stretch, Accelerate Judy had a three-length lead. The margin of victory dwindled to 1-1/4 lengths at the wire as Candy’s a Dandy (10-1) and Do You Bileve (5-1) cut into it. Candy’s a Dandy ran second, a half-length ahead of Do You Bileve. Da Candy Cane faded to fourth.
The winning time for Accelerate Judy was 1:19.33 on the fast track after hitting three-quarters in 1:12.09. The filly paid $2.40 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. She was bred in Kentucky by Fred Hertrich III and John D. Fielding.
Jockey Stewart Elliott, the runaway leader in the Remington Park colony, padded his advantage with a riding triple on Thursday night.
Elliott’s hat trick began with victory aboard Glory O ($2.40 to win) in the fourth race and continued with Accelerate Judy ($2.40). He wrapped up his three-win night on Topsy ($4.20) in race nine.
Elliott now has 56 wins for the season, 24 ahead of Lindey Wade who is second in the standings with 32 victories.
Remington Park racing continues Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 & 4. The first race Friday is set for 7:07pm while Saturday night action begins at 7:13pm. Both cards will start after the conclusion of the Breeders’ Cup World Championship stakes races on each evening. The Breeders’ Cup races are simulcast to Remington Park from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. All times are Central.
Remington Park has provided more than $331 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park is home to the Springboard Mile, a Kentucky Derby points-qualifying race, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.