COWBOY MISCHIEF PROVES HIS WORTH AS 1-5 FAVORITE IN FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE
Cowboy Mischief held the lead by two lengths in a tougher allowance race on opening night, Aug. 23, at Remington Park before finishing third. That speed held firm Friday night and his backers had a strong feeling that it would, sending him off as the wagering favorite at 1-5 odds.
The 3-year-old gray gelded son of Into Mischief, out of the Bob and John mare Lady Jensen, sat second early on but took over with command at the top of the stretch, drawing away by four lengths before hitting the wire 3-1/4 lengths on top.
Cowboy Mischief is owned by Kelly Thiesing of Alva, Okla, trained by Kenny Nolen and was ridden to victory by jockey Richard Eramia. Dak Da Man ran second in the 1 mile, 70 yards event on the main track and he was another 4-1/2 lengths in front of third-place finisher Big Game Hunter. The odds-on favorite paid $2.40 to win, $2.10 to place and $2.10 to show. He stopped the timer in 1 minute, 42.54 seconds on the fast track and earned $24,973 from the $43,350 purse.
Cowboy Mischief provided one of two winners for Eramia on Friday night. He and Stewart Elliott are tied for the riding lead after nine days of racing with 12 apiece. They are followed by David Cabrera, Luis Quinonez, and Ramon Vazquez, tied for third with six trips to the winner’s circle.
Cowboy Mischief’s record after tonight’s win is six starts, two wins, two seconds and two thirds for earnings of $89,864. He sat just off of internal fractions of 23.67 seconds for the first quarter-mile, 47.65 for the half-mile, 1:12.23 for three-quarters of a mile and 1:38.21 for the mile. He was bred in Oklahoma by his owner.
Steve Asmussen leads the trainer standings with seven wins, followed by Karl Broberg, Donnie Von Hemel and Boyd Caster with five each and then tied for fifth are J.R. Caldwell and Federico Villafranco with four apiece.
There is a three-way tie for first in the owner standings among Bryan Hawk, End Zone Athletics and Danny Caldwell with four wins each. C.R. Trout holds down fourth with three victories and six others have two wins.
The live schedule returns Saturday at 7 p.m. with a nine-race card on tap. There were no unique tickets in the Sooner 6ix on Friday night and the carryover moved up to $8,523.20 for Saturday’s card and the pick six (races 4-9). There were tickets that correctly selected six-of-six Friday and they paid $106.88 each.
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