HITS PRICEY LEGACY GIVES OWNER/TRAINER TROUT TWO STAKES WINS IN ONE REMINGTON PARK EVENING, WINNING $75,000 SLIDE SHOW
When Hits Pricey Legacy hit the wire 5-1/4 lengths in front in the $75,000 Slide Show Stakes on Friday at Remington Park. The victory gave owner-trainer-breeder C.R. Trout his second stakes win of the night.
Jockey Richard Eramia gave Trout, an Edmond, Okla., resident, his first of the night aboard Fast Breakin Cash in the $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes. Jockey Jose Alvarez was aboard Hits Pricey Legacy for her victory in the Slide Show. She went off the second favorite in the race at 6-5 odds.
Morning Twilight, a $310,000 purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds at the Ocala Breeders Sale in Florida this year, was sent off as the 4-5 wagering favorite after beating Hits Pricey Legacy by 7-1/2 lengths at six furlongs in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie on Oct. 15. The extra distance, stretching to a mile for the Slide Show and another race under her belt, gave Hits Pricey Legacy the edge she needed to shine.
Morning Twilight was 1-3/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Circle Back Girl (18-1). Hits Pricey Legacy paid $4.60 to win, $2.40 to place and $2.10 to show. She is a juvenile daughter of Den’s Legacy, out of the Concord Point mare High Price Hit, and a Trout homebred.
Alvarez kept Hits Pricey Legacy in mid-pack in the early going and took over dominantly at the top of the stretch, ahead by two lengths. She then pulled away without much asking to score the one mile in 1:40.34 over a fast track.
Hits Pricey Legacy earned $45,000 for the trip to the winner’s circle and she improved to four starts with two wins and two seconds. Her bankroll bulged to $97,255. It was the first win in the Slide Show stakes for all the connections.
The Slide Show is named in honor of the Oklahoma-bred filly who was near perfect in her career at Remington Park, winning 11 consecutive starts from 1993 to 1995, eight of them stakes events. Her only local defeat came in her final start, when she was third in an allowance event.
The early fractions for the mile race were :24.84 for the quarter-mile, :49.97 for the half-mile, 1:15.71 for three-quarters of a mile and 1:28.02 for seven eighths. In her four starts, Hits Pricey Legacy broke her maiden on Aug. 27 at first asking at Remington Park. She then was the bridesmaid in the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial Stakes on Sept. 26 and in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie.
Remington Park racing concludes this week with a Saturday night card of nine races. First post time is 7:07 pm-Central.
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