JOCKEY LUIS QUINONEZ REMAINS UNDEFEATED ABOARD RUN SLEWPY RUN, WINNER OF $70,000 BOB BARRY MEMORIAL STAKES
Owner Mike Jones of Bristow, Okla., and trainer Jesse Oberlander have figured out the key to Run Slewpy Run winning races and it worked again Friday night in the $70,000 Bob Barry Memorial Stakes.
The key is jockey Luis Quinonez.
“Yeah, I’ve only ridden her three times and I’ve won all three,” said Quinonez, with a laugh after the 3-year-old filly powered home gate to wire in this 7-1/2 furlongs race on the turf at 5-2 odds.
Run Slewpy Run gave Jones his second win in the past three years in this race, also taking home the trophy in 2019 with Alternative Slew. Randy Oberlander, Jesse’s dad, trained that one to the win and Iram Diego rode her.
Run Slewpy Run is a half-sister to Alternative Slew. They both loved the grass and the reason Oberlander and Jones trusted this one to run big in this spot. Both of those turf stakes winning fillies had Imadancingslew for a dam (mother). She passed away on June 2, 2019. The most amazing stat concerning these two stakes winners is that they show up as Imadancingslew’s first two foals. She only had one other, Dancing Devil, who is now a 2-year-old gelding. He has had one start, finishing sixth in a maiden race at Remington.
This 3-year-old filly by Den’s Legacy, out of the dam whose sire was Evansville Slew, earned $42,000 for the victory and now has raced eight times with three wins and two seconds for $110,631 in her bankroll. Run Slewpy Run is two-for-two on the turf, winning an allowance race with Quinonez up on Sept. 2 here going the same distance as Friday night. Quinonez’s third win in the irons came on Dec. 3, 2020 with Oklahoma-bred 2-year-old fillies, sprinting 6 furlongs on the dirt.
“She broke alert and felt comfortable,” said Quinonez. “She really kicked it on in the stretch when I asked her for what she had left.”
Jesse Oberlander said she likes the turf and she will continue on that surface in the future.
Run Slewpy Run and Machos Vision vied for the early lead and the former took over on the far turn and the latter faded to last. Quinonez let out a notch at the top of the stretch and the lead grew to 1-1/2 lengths before she drew away to win by three lengths. Country Daisy, the 2-1 wagering favorite, came rolling from mid-pack to get up for second, a neck ahead of She’s All Wolfe (3-1). Run Slewpy Run paid $7.40 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.60 to show. She finished in a time of 1:29.21 over the firm going. The early fractions were :24.05 for the first quarter-mile, :48.11 for the half-mile and then 1:11.89 for three-quarters of a mile. She is a homebred horse by her owner.
The Bob Barry Memorial is named in honor of legendary sports broadcasters Bob Barry, Sr. and Bob Barry Jr. Between the father and son they covered over 60 years of sports in Oklahoma, winning numerous sportscaster of the year awards.
Run Slewpy Run won the final race of the evening at Remington Park. She completed the Sooner 6ix mandatory payout wager, races 4-9. Those with tickets holding six consecutive winners were paid $5,206.78 each from a betting pool of $151,448 that was coupled with a carryover pool of $46,974.58. The odds for the winning horses in the combination were 7-2, 4-1, 5-2, 3-1, 2-1 and 5-2.
Racing continues this week with a Saturday-Sunday schedule. It’s the only Sunday race day of the meet, serving as Oklahoma Derby Day. Post time is 3 p.m. on Sept. 26, while Saturday night begins at 7:07 p.m. All times are Central.
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