CANT BE TOUCHED WINS HER SECOND IN ROW ON DIRT, TAKES FEATURED ALLOWANCE AT 6-1/2 FURLONGS
The 2-year-old filly Cant Be Touched is living up to her name on a fast track, winning the featured allowance race at Remington Park on Monday.
The juvenile daughter of Sky Mesa, out of the Uncle Mo mare Mo Smoke, has run only four times in her career and she hasn’t been beaten over a fast track in two tries. Her only losses came on a muddy track at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, and the turf course at Remington.
She was soundly beaten by 20 when she tried to negotiate the muddy Texas surface in her career debut. Trainer Bret Calhoun gave her some time off from that June 5 debacle and brought her back to Remington on Sept. 1. Cant Be Touched caught her first dry racing surface and took advantage with a 3-1/2 length victory against maiden claiming fillies, running for a tag of $25,000. Calhoun then sent her to the turf for her third start at 7-1/2 furlongs. Cant Be Touched ran well, but couldn’t get past Point Two in the stretch, losing by one length.
On Monday, she returned to the fast dirt track and rolled home an easy winner by four lengths at 6-1/2 furlongs under three-time champion Remington Park jockey David Cabrera. It was the second win of the day on the eight-race card for Cabrera, who is well ahead and on his way to his fourth trophy as top rider in Oklahoma City. His two wins gave him 87 for the meet, 33 ahead of Stewart Elliott in second with 54.
Cant Be Touched earned $20,298 for owner Tom Durant of Grapevine, Texas, from a total $35,530 purse. It was the 12th win of the meet for Calhoun, who squeezed into a tie for 11th with Brent Davidson in the trainer standings. Steve Asmussen, the all-time winningest trainer in thoroughbred racing history, remains atop the standings with 35 wins to Karl Broberg’s 29.
In the owners’ standings, Remington Park all-time winningest owner Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla., got another win Monday, moving to 21 wins, four ahead of second-place End Zone Athletics (Karl Broberg) of Mansfield, Texas.
Cant Be Touched stopped the timer for a winning time of 1:20.37 over a fast track. She made every pole a winning one, setting early fractions of :22.44 for the first quarter-mile, :46.26 for the half-mile and 1:13.17 for three-quarters of a mile. She was bred in Kentucky by the owner.
At 3-1 odds, Cant Be Touched returned $8.60, $3.80 and $2.80 to her backers across the board. Rollin Chrome, also at 3-1, was second, 1-1/4 lengths in front of Circle Back Girl. The 8-5 betting favorite, Tolonda, was 6-1/2 lengths back of the third-place finisher in fourth.
Remington Park racing continues Tuesday, Nov. 30 with the first race at 2:30pm-Central.
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