GOLD SPEED GO BREAKS ON TOP, NEVER LOOKS BACK IN WIRE TO WIRE VICTORY IN ALLOWANCE FEATURE
Gold Speed Go had tried to use his early speed to wire a similar field last time out, but it was not to be. . .until Wednesday night’s rematch at Remington Park.
The 3-year-old gelding by Goldencents, out of the Latent Heat mare Jamaican Smoke, stepped on the gas under jockey Lane Luzzi from the gate in the six-furlong sprint and this time he held off his opponents in the 10-horse field. Every pole was a winning one as Gold Speed Go set fractions of :22.51 for the first quarter-mile, :45.60 for the half-mile, and :57.62 for five furlongs and he was still able to pull away for a 4-1/4 lengths win with first-level allowance horses. The winning time was 1:10.04. Danny Pish trains this horse for owner Speed Racing 2018 of Cibolo, Texas. Gold Speed Go was bred in Kentucky by Spendthrift Farm.
Please the Court had passed this horse last time out to finish ahead of him in second as Gold Speed Go faded to third at the same level, sprinting, but was much stronger and tougher to catch in his fourth start of the meet. He won $17,745 from the purse of $32,475 and improved to eight starts, three wins, and two thirds for $53,756 in his bankroll.
Gold Speed Go went off at 6-1 odds and paid $14.40 to win, $6.40 to place and $4.20 to show. Cash in the Ticket (9-1) was the runner-up, a nose ahead of Please the Court, who could not get past the front-runners with his late kick this time.
Gold Speed Go had a series of bullet works at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, this summer before coming up a bit of a morning glory there, running fifth in three straight races. He beat claiming $15,000 non-winners of two races in his first start at Remington Park this fall and then stepped back up to allowance horses at this level, running third in two subsequent starts before Wednesday’s win.
Remington Park racing continues Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 22-24, with 9 race programs underway nightly at 7:07pm-Central.
Tracked by more than 164,000 fans on Facebook and 10,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $250 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 open daily for casino gaming and simulcast horse racing. The 2020 Thoroughbred Season features the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, simulcast from Keeneland, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 & 7. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.