GURL YOU FINE PROVES SHE IS INDEED WHEN IT COMES TO WINNING ON MAIN TRACK, TAKING FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE
Gurl You Fine proved she is fine and on time in winning for the second time in a row on the main track, taking Saturday night’s feature race for second-level allowance fillies and mare.
The 4-year-old filly was claimed for $15,000 by Remington Park all-time leading owner Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla., back on Sept. 8 here and she has raced five times during this meet. Of those five races, only two have come on the main surface and she’s won both of them. She has finished third, fourth and sixth in her three trips over the turf course.
On Saturday night, jockey Ramon Vazquez waited patiently, ahead of only one horse in the field of seven coming down the backstretch of the 6-1/2 furlong race. On a track that was favoring late closers, Vazquez pounced late and had the lead as the horses turned for home. The daughter of Super Saver, out of the Exchange Rate mare Conkate, was 6-1 in the morning line floated up to 19-1 by post time and won as the second longest shot in the field. At Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, this past summer, had lost to two horses she was racing against Saturday – My Girl Red and Princessofchitown. Those two finished third and fourth in the race tonight, respectively. Texas Rain dead-heated with Princessofchitown for that fourth position.
Gurl You Fine stretched it out to the wire, winning easily by 4-1/2 lengths. Simply Sovereign finished second at 8-5 odds, the second favorite. She was another 5-1/4 lengths ahead of My Girl Red (6-5 favorite). Trainer Oscar Flores had Gurl You Fine wound up and ready to fly, winning $21,678 from the $36,600 purse. The filly improved to 20 starts, four wins, four seconds and three thirds and $109,452.
The winner stopped the timer in 1:18.91 after cruising from the back when front-runners Simply Sovereign and Pick Up the Fone dueled in fractions of 22.42 for the quarter, 46.28 for the half mile, and 1:12.16 after six furlongs.
Racing continues next week with the new schedule. Remington Park now runs live racing Monday-Tuesday afternoons with first post time of 2:30 p.m. The week will conclude with night racing on Friday and Saturday. The regular first post time is 7:07 p.m. nightly for those days. The meet concludes with a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday schedule Dec. 15-17.
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