IMAGINARY MUSIC WINS FOR SECOND TIME IN AS MANY STARTS AT REMINGTON PARK; DAVID CABRERA NEARING MILESTONE
One of the brightest shooting stars between the rails this meet so far has been a 3-year-old filly named Imaginary Music. On Saturday night, she won for the second time in as many races at Remington Park.
This Maclean’s Music filly by the Lido Palace (CHI) mare Princess Tiger also won for the fourth time in her past five starts. Imaginary Music is now a winner in four of seven career tries. She is owned by Keene Thoroughbreds of Greenville, Texas and trained by J.R. Caldwell and was ridden to victory this time by Iram Diego. Imaginary Music was ridden to her first win at this meet by Richard Eramia, but he was at Louisiana Downs today to ride in the Super Derby for trainer Steve Asmussen. They won that race with Rotation at 5-1 odds.
Imaginary Music, bred in Kentucky by Robert Bruce, broke third from the gate but Diego had her on the lead before they reached the first pole. She set fractions of 21.21 seconds for the first quarter-mile and 43.92 for the half-mile before stopping the timer for five furlongs in 55.95 seconds over firm turf. Imaginary Music paid $7.80 to win, $4.20 to place and $3.40 to show to her backers. Imaginary Music won by 1-3/4 lengths over Fox Alert, who was another neck ahead of third-place finisher Railroad Rosie. The 6-5 favorite, Conquest Tizfire, finished fourth.
Imaginary Music won $20,298 in the allowance race for fillies and mares from a purse of $34,000. Her lifetime running line is now seven starts, four wins, one second and one third for a bankroll of $58,469.
Imaginary Music started her career at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston on Feb. 20 of this year, running fourth in her initial maiden try. It took her three races to get it figured out but she’s only been beaten once since she broke her maiden. She won for the first time at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., on May 2 in the slop, then won right back her first time against winners, taking a claiming ($15,000-level) non-winner of two career races at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. After finishing as the runner-up in a claiming non-winner of three career race start at Lone Star, she won her debut at Remington Park this meet and was claimed by Caldwell for Keene Thoroughbreds for $15,000. She had been in trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn for her initial win this season for owner and breeder Robert Bruce.
Cabrera at 999 Career Wins
Jockey David Cabrera won once Saturday at Remington Park to give him 999 career wins in the saddle. He scored aboard Captain Tyree ($3.80 to win) for owner End Zone Athletics of Mansfield, Texas and trainer Karl Broberg in the eighth on Saturday for number 999. The defending riding champ in Oklahoma City, Cabrera has mounts in a majority of the races coming up on Monday and Tuesday evenings, Sept. 9 and 10 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa, where he very likely will reach his 1,000th career victory. If not in Iowa, Cabrera is named to ride in eight of the nine races Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Remington Park.
Sooner 6ix Carryover
The live schedule returns Wednesday at 7 p.m. with a nine-race card on tap. There were no unique tickets in the Sooner 6ix on Saturday night but five-of-six paid $134.72.
The carryover moved up to five figures for the first time this meet at $10,948.24 for Wednesday’s card (races 4-9).
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