FAITH ALONE WAS ALONE FOR FRONT-RUNNING FEATURE SCORE AT REMINGTON PARK
Faith Alone was all alone up front in the one-mile allowance feature race for non-winners of three career races on Tuesday at Remington Park. When her competitors came to her in the stretch, she brushed them away like flicking flies from her shoulder.
It was the first time the 3-year-old filly by Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song), out of the Kitten’s Joy mare Bitty Kitty, had been the one-mile distance since she raced as a 2-year-old in the $100,000 Trapeze Stakes, the cornerstone race for juvenile fillies at Remington Park. She tried to get the lead in that race, sitting second for a half mile, but wound up fading to seventh, 9-1/4 lengths behind winner Olivia Twist.
On Tuesday, jockey Richard Eramia let out the reins, putting her on the lead with a lot more in the tank. It was only the filly’s second start at Remington Park this meet. Figuring she would love the turf with her Kitten’s Joy bloodlines on the bottom side of her pedigree and breaking her maiden on that surface last year, trainer Joe Offolter tried Faith Alone on the grass in her only other start this season against allowance fillies that had never won three. She was dull coming off a July 3-Oct. 12 layoff, running sixth, beaten by nine lengths greensward.
Back on the main track Tuesday, she reverted to the same success she had seen when she was a 2-year-old at Remington Park under the conditioning of now-retired trainer Kenny Nolen. She won for the first time in her career, sprinting five furlongs on the lawn Oct. 12 last year by 2-3/4 lengths. Faith Alone won two in a row with a victory in the mud at seven furlongs against optional $100,000 claiming non-winners of two the next time out on Oct. 28. Her final race in 2022 was the Trapeze. She had had only two starts in 2023, coming to Remington Park this fall, with a second-place finish and a fifth.
Faith Alone was sent off as the even-money favorite in Tuesday’s race and paid $4 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.10 to show. She earned $21,498 from the $36,000 purse for owner Chasing the Wind Racing (Adam Bryan) of Oklahoma City and improved her record to eight starts, three wins and two seconds for $75,928 in earnings. She was bred in Kentucky by Patricia Moseley and was purchased by her owner at the Fasig-Tipton October Sale in Kentucky for $55,000.
Faith Alone, making every pole a winning one, set interior fractions of :24.47 for the first quarter-mile, :48.88 for the half, 1:13.83 for three-quarters and 1:26.55 for seven furlongs. Her winning time for the mile was 1:39.31 over the fast track. Our Davina (3-1 second favorite) closed from fourth to get up for second, beaten by 1-1/4 lengths by the winner. Our Davina was another 6-1/2 lengths in front of third-place finisher Jumeirah (7-2 third favorite).
Remington Park live racing returns Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 & 25, with the first race both nights at 7:07 p.m.-Central.
Remington Park has provided more than $337 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 is home to the Springboard Mile, a Kentucky Derby points-qualifying race, on Friday, Dec. 15, 2023. Remington Park presents simulcast racing daily and non-stop casino gaming. Parking and admission are always free. Must be 18 or older to wager on horse racing or enter the casino gaming floor. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.