APOLLITICAL J JULIA PROVES SHE’S A HORSE FOR THE DISTANCE IN REMINGTON PARK FEATURE WIN
It seemed appropriate that trainer Stacy Charette-Hill won the featured allowance race Sunday with Apollitical J Julia as it was designated in the program as the Randy Hill Memorial purse.
Randy was Stacy’s husband who passed away last year just prior to the spring season for American Quarter Horses, Paints and Appaloosas. Stacy was presented with the plaque that honored her late husband following the race.
Apollitical J Julia, a 5-year-old daughter of Apollitical Jess, from the TR Dasher mare Julias Perfection, is proving to be quite the perfectionist at 300 yards. It was her fourth trip at that distance and she has won three of them. It was no surprise that she would go favored in this spot at 8-5 after she nearly won the $50,000 Decketta Stakes in her previous race, losing by only a half-length to A Dash of Sign. Her first start of the meet, also at 300 yards, she won with open allowance company by a full length on March 4.
The only horse that figured to give her much trouble under these allowance conditions of non-winners of four or horses that were in for a $40,000 claiming tag was Sassalitical at 9-5 odds. That filly didn’t show much run from start to finish, running eighth of 10 horses.
With Charette-Hill’s regular rider in the saddle, jockey Cristian Esqueda, Apollitical J Julia cruised home a winner by a half-length over Flyweight Carver (7-1), who was another half-length in front of Kiss Me Suzy (5-1) in third. The winner hit the line in :15.318 on the fast track for a speed index of 94.
Apollitical J Julia earned $16,300 for owner Kent Jackson of Elk City, Okla., from the $27,230 purse and improved lifetime to 21 starts, four wins, six seconds and three thirds for $118,058. The mare was bred in Oklahoma by Rancho El Cabresto.
TRAINER LUZ CHAVIRA, JOCKEY JAMES FLORES WIN THREE RACES EACH
It was a big day for trainer Luz Chavira and jockey James Flores on Sunday. Each of them pulled off a triple-bagger but not together.
Chavira’s victories came in the third with Twisted Face ($8.20 to win), the fifth with Pevs Rio Grand ($3.80) and seventh with Rockincheirmoney ($14.80). Jockey Fernando Fonseca-Soto was aboard for the first two wins and Gonzalo Gutierrez got the hat trick done for Chavira’s horses.
Flores, the leading rider at Remington Park in 2018, 2019 and 2020, won his races in the fourth, eighth and 10th with Sawgone ($8.60), JC Black Mamba ($4.20) and Whiskey 918 ($5.40), respectively. He won for three different trainers. They were Gary Walker, Santos Carrizales, Jr. and Heath Taylor.
The final week of live racing this meet concludes May 26-28 on a Thursday-Saturday schedule. First post time is 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 5 p.m. on closing day, Champions’ Night, Saturday, May 28.
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