Cowboy Mischief paid no attention to Quality Rocket’s win streak or the fact that the even-money favorite was pretty much the king of the grass course last year at Remington Park against Oklahoma-breds.

Cowboy Mischief not only turned the tables on Quality Rocket after losing to him in the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Turf last year, running third in that race, but also was surprisingly strong at the about 7-1/2 furlongs distance on the turf Thursday night. Prior to this win at that distance, Cowboy Mischief had tried it three other times and didn’t run in the top three in any of those spots.

Quality Rocket had won three of his last four starts and was triumphant in the $70,000 Red Earth Stakes on the turf along with the Oklahoma Classics Turf in 2020 at Remington Park. The 7-year-old gelding even had a bullet workout on Aug. 18 at here to prepare for this race, but he could do no better than fourth as the heavy favorite Thursday.

With jockey Richard Eramia in the saddle for trainer Kenny Nolen, Cowboy Mischief blocked all the negative things from the past against Quality Rocket and got his revenge in the $49,000 allowance race for Oklahoma-breds, 3-years-old-and-older. The 5-year-old gray son of Into Mischief, the top sire in the country and the third-best turf sire in 2021, showed his bloodlines rang true in this race as he drew off to a 1-1/4 lengths victory at 9-2 odds. He was bred in Oklahoma by owner Kelly Thiesing of Alva, Okla. Cowboy Mischief earned $28,347 for the victory and improved his record to 16 starts, five wins, three seconds and three thirds for a lifetime bankroll of $273,540. It was his second win in five races over the Remington Park grass surface.

Pacific Typhoon and Sweet Medicine set the pace in the race with interior fractions of :23.63 for the first quarter-mile, :47.22 for the half-mile, and 1:12.26 for six furlongs. Sweet Medicine (4-1) held on for second, but Pacific Typhoon faded to dead last. Tommyhawk (22-1) got up for third, another 1-1/2 lengths back of the runner-up. Cowboy Mischief handled the distance in 1:30.57 over the firm lawn.

Cowboy Mischief paid $11.60, $5.40 and $3 to win, place and show. Despite this gray’s dominance on the turf Thursday night, chances are pretty good a rematch will happen later this month in the next edition of the Red Earth Stakes on Sept. 24.

Remington Park racing continues on Friday and Saturday, Sept 3-4, with the first race each night at 7:07pm-Central.

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