JOCKEY MARIO DELGADO GETS APOLLITICAL SNOW UP FOR FEATURE VICTORY, HIS THIRD WIN OF THE NIGHT
Jockey Mario Delgado won his third race in a row Friday night when he brought home Apollitical Snow in the featured allowance race at Remington Park.
Delgado and Apollitical Snow held on by three-quarters of a length in the ninth race, a first-level allowance at 350 yards. This 3-year-old daughter of Apollitical Jess, out of the This Snow Is Royal mare This Snow Is Cold, won for the second time in a row at Remington as she continues through her conditions impressively.
Trained by Marcos Carrizales and owned by Carlos Tello of Houston, Texas, Apollitical Snow broke her maiden here on March 20 at 400 yards and then came back in her first allowance try with the victory. She stopped the timer in 17.692 seconds for a speed index of 85 and was sent off as the betting favorite at 2-1 odds. I Am Valiant was second, another 1-1/4 lengths in front of third-place finisher Fast Flash Gordon.
Apollitical Snow paid $6.20, $3.60 and $2.80 across the board. She was bred in Texas by Alejandro Moya. Her win concluded the riding triple for Delgado, who also won the seventh race in the irons of Freighttrain Reba for trainer Josue Ponce and owners Sergio Holguin, Cliften Nielsen and Felix Rodriguez of Odessa, Texas. Delgado had his picture taken in the eighth atop Saginaw Creek, trained by Casey Black and owned by Darling Farms of Lamont, Okla.
Apollitical Snow won $7,944 from the allowance purse of $14,850 and improved her racing career record to seven starts, two wins, and one second for a total bankroll of $20,580.
Racing is scheduled to continue, with no public spectators, with Saturday’s 10-race card on tap, including the Grade 1, $68,000 Leo Stakes that includes eight stakes winners among the 12 entered. Mi Amor Secreto is the lukewarm 7-2 morning-line favorite and 2018 All American Futurity winner Apocalyptical Jess is second in the line at 4-1 odds. Apocalyptical Jess is by far the top money earner in the field with $2.1 million in his bankroll.
First race on both Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3, is at 6pm-Central.
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