GIRLS A BULLET BEATS CLASSY BUNCH OF ALLOWANCE FILLIES, MARES IN FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE
Girls a Bullet was facing a mare that was coming in from larger racetracks and another that had already proven herself in stakes-company at Remington Park, but it didn’t deter her from winning the featured allowance Friday night.
Skamania, the 7-5 post-time favorite in the race, had just been claimed for $32,000 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., and was competitive at Churchill Downs, Saratoga, Oaklawn and Fair Grounds throughout her career. However, she could do no better than fifth in this field. Brave Daisey had run second in the $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes on Sept. 27 at Remington Park and had finished second when Girls a Bullet ran fourth in allowance-company on Oct. 30.
It was Girls a Bullet’s night Friday, however, drawing off to win the 6-1/2 furlongs race by 1-1/2 lengths under jockey Lori Biehler. Michael Biehler trains the mare for Troy Cartmill of Garden City, Kan. Lori sat in second, prompting the pace of front-running Skamania in the early going and the favorite spit the bit in the upper stretch.
Girls a Bullet was sent off at 5-1 odds and paid $12.60 to win, $7.80 to place and $3.60 to show. She earned $18,249 from the $30,500 purse and improved her career record to 14 starts, four wins, two seconds and three thirds for a total bankroll of $90,052. Brave Daisey (5-2) was another 2-1/2 lengths in front of third-place finisher Lay M Out (7-1).
Fractions for the sprint were :23.23 for the first quarter-mile, :46.65 for the half-mile, 1:10.36 for six furlongs and the final time of 1:16.56 over a fast track.
Girls a Bullet is a 4-year-old daughter of Revolutionary, out of the Dancer Man (BRZ) mare Optimistic Bullet (BRZ). She was bred in Kentucky by Nikolaus Bock and Charles Carey. She has now won three of six starts at Remington Park.
Remington Park racing continues on Saturday, Nov. 28 with nine races underway at 7:07pm-Central.
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