HELLO HOT ROD SAYS GOODBYE TO HIS COMPETITORS IN ALLOWANCE FEATURE, HOLDING OFF MULTIPLE STAKES WINNER NUMBER ONE DUDE
Hello Hot Rod won his second race in a row at Remington Park, both in wire-to-wire fashion, Monday’s win coming in the featured allowance race.
Just like on Oct. 27, his last win here, the 4-year-old gelded son of Mosler (War Front), out of the Tiznow mare Hello Now, was an easy wire-to-wire winner by six lengths going one mile against third-level allowance horses. On Monday, Hello Hot Rod raced in open allowance company and was just as impressive. He did, however, have competition all the way to the wire with multiple stakes winner, Number One Dude, pushing him to the finish.
Hello Hot Rod, owned by George A. Sharp of Delray Beach, Fla., and trained by Shawn Davis, dug in at the rail as Number One Dude came flying at him from near the back of the pack. Goncalves had Number One Dude sitting fifth in the field of seven down the backstretch as Hello Hot Rod was making every pole a winning one. He set interior fractions of :24.33 for the first quarter-mile, :47.94 for the half-mile, 1:13.31 for three-quarters of a mile, and 1:26.30 for seven-eighths of a mile. His winning time was 1:39.31 over the fast track.
Hello Hot Rod (6-5 wagering favorite) outlasted Number One Dude (9-5) by three-quarters of a length after he had trailed by six lengths early. Hello Hot Rod paid $4.40 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. The top two were more than 10 lengths ahead of the third-place horse, Paluxy (3-1).
Jockey Leandro Goncalves was put into quite a quandary in the feature race as he had ridden Hello Hot Rod to his last win and also Number One Dude to his stakes wins in the $70,000 Red Earth this meet, and last year in the $70,000 Jim Thorpe and the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes. The four-time defending riding title jock, David Cabrera, took over on Hello Hot Rod when Goncalves was named to ride Number One Dude. The win gave Cabrera two trips to the winner’s circle on Monday. The two victories broke the tie for fifth between Cabrera and Goncalves. They each entered the day with 28 wins each. Now, Cabrera has 30 while Goncalves was shut out on Monday.
Hello Hot Rod took down $23,898 from the $42,700 purse for open allowance horses. He improved his record to 14 starts, five wins, two seconds and one third with a bankroll of $180,655. Sharp bought this horse at the February 2021 Fasig-Tipton Mixed Sale for $335,000, according to Equibase.
Hello Hot Rod was bred in Maryland by Hillwood Stables.
Live racing at Remington Park continues Tuesday, Nov. 22 with the first race at 2:30pm-Central.
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