DECLINED ENDS THATSAFACTJACK’S FOUR-RACE WIN STREAK, PULLING UPSET IN REMINGTON PARK FEATURE
Thatsafactjack’s four-race win streak came to an end Saturday night when Declined flew past him in the final strides of a 5-1/2 furlong sprint in the Saturday feature race at Remington Park.
It appeared Thatsafactjack, a 6-year-old gelded son of The Factor, was on his way to his fifth consecutive victory until Declined closed with every stride to the wire. Under jockey Gerardo Mora, the 6-year-old horse by Will Take Charge (Unbridled’s Song), out of the Sky Mesa mare Culotte, chased down Thatsafactjack, who had stretched his lead to three lengths at the top of the stretch. When all was said and done, however, Declined blew by him like he was standing still to win by 1-1/2 lengths. Thatsafactjack was 1-1/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Muni Slew (5-1).
Declined, trained by Brent Davidson, stopped the timer in 1:05.06 over the fast track after Thatsafactjack had carved out interior fractions of :22.10 for the first quarter-mile, :45.50 for the half-mile and :58.19 for five-eighths of a mile.
At 3-1 odds, Declined paid $8 to win, $4.60 to place and $3 to show. He earned $21,627 from the $36,300 purse for owner Colleen Davidson of Grant, Okla. This was an allowance-optional $25,000 claiming race for 3-year-olds and older that had not won two races, other than maiden, claiming, starter, trial or state-bred races, or had not won three races lifetime, or they could race for a $25,000 claiming tag.
Declined improved his record to 39 starts, nine wins, nine seconds and three thirds for $195,889 earned. His running line on Remington Park’s main track is 11 starts, five firsts, two seconds and one third for $80,841 in his bankroll here. Declined was bred in Kentucky by TK Stables.
The late-surging Declined ended Thatsafactjack’s winning skein that started at Louisiana Downs on Sept. 20, followed by three wins in a row at Remington Park on Sept. 28, Oct. 28 and Nov. 12.
Remington Park racing resumes Wednesday-Saturday, Dec. 7-10, with the first race nightly at 7:07pm-Central. Only eight race nights remain in the 2022 Thoroughbred season.
Tracked by more than 171,000 fans on Facebook and 10,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $308 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park features the $400,000 Springboard Mile, our top 2-year-old race on the final night of the season on Saturday, December 17. Remington Park also presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.