GOTTA SEE RED WINS HER THIRD CAREER STAKES RACE and THIRD VICTORY IN A ROW, TAKING FILLIES DIVISION OF OKLAHOMA STALLION STAKES
Gotta See Red saw the green light from jockey Leandro Goncalves at the top of the stretch and pulled away impressively Friday night to win the fillies division of the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes.
“She doesn’t much care for working in the morning; she just likes to have fun, but when you ask her to run in the races, she’s all business,” said Goncalves. “She’s a sweetheart to ride.”
Gotta See Red, a 3-year-old filly by Pollard’s Vision, out of the Kipling stakes-winning mare Gotagogotagogotago, won her third stakes race in only seven starts. It was her fifth overall win. Previously this filly had won the $55,000 Cinema Stakes at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla., on May 24, her last start before this one. Despite being off for more than 100 days, she hit the ground running Friday night.
“That was the only thing that worried me, the layoff,” said Goncalves. “But when she got the easy lead, I knew it was going to be all right.”
Gotta See Red ran her record to three wins from five tries at Remington Park. She was a stakes winner here in 2020, taking the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie for 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred fillies. She faced all Okie-breds again Friday night.
Trainer Kari Craddock trains Gotta See Red for owners David Faulkner and Hal Browning of Dallas, Texas. She was bred in Oklahoma by the owners.
“We had the mare and she won a stakes here and at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore and now this one has turned out real well,” said Faulkner. “Lane Luzzi rode her in the fall and now Leandro in the sprint. It’s very nice to win.”
Gotta See Red won $30,000 from the purse for the victory and improved her bankroll lifetime to $165,684. She has won five-of-seven with one third. She won by an increasing 3-1/2 lengths at 4-5 odds as the favorite. Run Slewpy Run (5-1) ran second, finishing two lengths in front of third-place finisher Courtly (5-1). Running time for the 7-furlong race was 1:24.76 over a fast track with interior fractions of :22.96 for the quarter-mile, :46.73 for the half-mile and 1:11.76 for six furlongs, all set by the winner. Gotta See Red paid $3.80, $2.60 and $2.20 across the board.
It was the first Oklahoma Stallion Stakes (filly division) win for all the connections of this filly. The race is for 3-year-old fillies who are progeny of stallions registered with the Oklahoma Stallion registrar.
Remington Park racing continues Saturday, Sept. 11 with the first race at 7:07pm-Central.
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