BRING ME A CHECK WINS FIRST-PLACE CHECK BY BOBBING NOSE IN REMINGTON PARK TURF ALLOWANCE FEATURE
Bring Me a Check said bring me that first-place one when his nose bobbed down at the wire to win Remington Park’s featured turf allowance on Saturday night, by the shortest of margins.
This 3-year-old gelded son of Fast Anna, out of the Saint Liam mare Girlsasaint, and Much Better, fought neck and neck down the stretch of the turf course and came to the finish in the 1-1/16th miles over the grass by the slimmest of noses apart. In the end, Bring Me a Check had his nose where it needed to be when it counted for the victory.
Ramon Vazquez was the benefactor in the saddle of Bring Me a Check. Much Better, sent off as the even-money betting favorite, was another 1-3/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Sports Fan (5-1).
Bring Me a Check, trained by Robertino Diodoro, was the 5-2 second choice in the wagering and paid $7, $3.20 and $2.40 across the board. He earned $18,249 of the $30,500 purse for owners M and M Racing of Colleyville, Texas. The gelding improved his record to 10 starts, three wins, two seconds and one third for $75,719 in lifetime earnings.
Bring Me a Check covered the distance in 1:43.17 over the firm turf. The most amazing part of this gelding’s win was the way he fought back in the stretch. He led from gate to stretch before Much Better took over and moved a neck in front with a furlong left. That just seemed to perturb the Bring Me a Check as he dug in and regained the lead at the wire. The winner set fractions of :25.15 seconds for the first quarter-mile, :49.96 for the half-mile, 1:13.70 at three-quarters of a mile and 1:37.21 after a mile.
Vazquez won his third consecutive race of the evening aboard Bring Me a Check. He also won with Resilient Rick ($13.40 to win) in race six and Fortune Ticket ($8.40) in race seven. The natural hat trick riding triple gives Vazquez 26 victories for the season.
Bring Me a Check was bred in Kentucky by Tom Durant. Girlsasaint, the dam of Bring Me a Check also foaled another winner earlier in the Saturday program at Remington Park. She also produced True Saint, winner of a claiming race in race four. True Saint was also bred by Durant.
Remington Park live racing continues next week on the regular Wednesday through Saturday night schedule, Oct. 7-10, with nine races each evening. The first race nightly is at 7:07pm-Central.
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