DIAL IN FOR LUTE PULLS OFF UPSET IN FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE FOR REMINGTON PARK’S ALL-TIME WINNING OWNER DANNY CALDWELL
Dial in for Lute was claimed twice in his previous three races coming into Saturday night’s featured allowance race at Remington Park. Those owners-trainers at the claim box were right; he was sitting on a big race.
Dial in for Lute was sent off at 11-1 odds in the second-level allowance one-mile race on the main track and cruised to victory. The 4-year-old gelding by Dialed In (Mineshaft), out of the Midnight Lute mare Bringinginthelute, had been claimed from owner-breeder-trainer C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., on Aug. 19, opening night, for $25,000 by trainer Kevin School and owners Jeffrey and Julie Puryear. They put the horse back in for a $20,000 tag on Sept. 29 and Remington Park’s all-time leading owner Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla., jumped at the chance to buy him. All this claiming activity took place after Dial in for Lute had won by 6-1/4 lengths at Lone Star Park, going seven furlongs over the main track in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Dial in for Lute didn’t let his new connections down, drawing off to a 5-3/4 lengths victory. He paid $25 to win, $9.20 to place and $5.40 to show. The gelding covered the distance in 1:39.78 over a fast surface. Jockey Weston Hamilton had him sitting perfectly in fifth down the backstretch while pacesetters Shadowless (5-1) and Summer Splash (1-2 post-time favorite) were fighting up front. Shadowless held on for second, but Summer Splash faded badly to finish fifth. The pacesetters set fractions of :23.56 for the first quarter-mile, :48.16 for the half, 1:13.68 for three-quarters and 1:26.50 for seven furlongs.
Dial in for Lute took charge after six furlongs and flew past the also-rans like they were standing still. Trout bred this horse in Kentucky. It was the first race for the winner out of trainer Oscar Flores’ barn and the first time Hamilton had been in the saddle. It also was the gelding’s first win since his July victory at Lone Star Park.
Dial in for Lute earned $21,678 from the $36,300 purse and improved his lifetime marks to 15 starts, four wins, one second and four thirds for $100,303 in earnings. It was his third win in seven starts at one mile. He also has run second and third one time apiece going that distance. Of his more than $100,000 in earnings, $75,853 has come at one mile.
Saturday’s Ninth Race Canceled Due to Extreme Weather
After Dial in for Lute’s big win in the featured allowance, severe weather moved into the Oklahoma City area, bringing heavy winds, rain and lightning to the track, forcing cancellation of the ninth race.
Due to the canceled race, the Daily Double was reduced to one leg, the late Pick 3 (races 7-9) to two legs and the Pick 4 (races 6-9) to three legs. Here are the payoffs to those who still had live tickets in those wagers going into the ninth race:
Daily Double: 1 in race 8 with ALL in race 9 paid $23.20
Pick 3: 2 in race 7 with 1 in race 8 with All in race 9 paid $15.30
Pick 4: 1 in race 6 with 2 in race 7 with 1 in race 8 with ALL in race 9 paid $113.50.
If you had multiple horses in race 9 of your multi-race wagers, you multiply those payouts by the number of horses you used in race 9.
Live racing at Remington Park continues next week with a Wednesday-Saturday schedule, Oct. 19-22. First post time is 7:07 p.m. nightly. Friday night is Oklahoma Classics Night with eight stakes races for Oklahoma-breds on tap, including the cornerstone $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup. Total purses for Oklahoma Classics Night are in excess of $1 million.
Tracked by more than 171,000 fans on Facebook and 10,600 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $304 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 top Oklahoma-breds in racing on Oklahoma Classics Night, a million-dollar evening of stakes events on Friday, October 21. Thoroughbred racing continues through December 17 with simulcast racing daily, and a casino that is always open! Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.