JUSTABOUTRIGHT ENDS CAREER 10-RACE REMINGTON PARK LOSING STREAK, WINNING ALLOWANCE FRIDAY AT 22-1 ODDS
Justaboutright went off as the second-longest shot in the field in Friday night’s allowance feature at Remington Park at 22-1 odds, but that was to be expected of a horse that had gone 0-for-10 at this Oklahoma City track.
Her record is now 1-for-11 at Remington as this 5-year-old mare by Notional, out of the Dixieland Band mare Juliard, was able to hold off 2-1 favorite, Dipping In, by a length at the wire. Jockey Jose Medina had never ridden Justaboutright in the mare’s 23 starts, but he got aboard and found the key to her getting this sprint win. She had run second in 10 off her 23 starts and Medina kept her from giving up her lead in the stretch. Medina is coming off a riding title this summer in Tulsa, Okla., at the Fair Meadows meet.
Medina got Justaboutright to sit just off the pace in third, off the shoulders of front-runners Machos Vision and Yak Attack. When she got to the stretch she passed the pacesetters and fought to the wire for the win. She paid $46.40, $12 and $7.60 to win, place and show. Dipping In was another three-quarters of a length in front of Machos Vision, who faded to third.
Interior fractions for the 6-1/2 furlongs race on the main track were :22.57 for the first quarter-mile, :46.32 for the half-mile, and 1:11.10 after six furlongs as Justaboutright put her nose in front. She hit the finish line in 1:17.75 over the fast surface.
Justaboutright won $25,660 from the $44,468 purse for owner Jim Dikeman of Claremore, Okla. She is trained by Alan Williams and she was bred in Oklahoma by Clark Brewster. The mare’s record improved to 24 starts, four wins, 10 seconds and two thirds for $121,319 in her career bankroll.
Justaboutright finished off and keyed a huge payoff in the 50-cent Pick 5 wager. Those that backed her in the multi-race wager received $7,549.55. The sequence began with 8-1 winner Kallie Sioux in race one, followed by Khola (8-1) in race two, Stone Fox (6-5) in the third and Mitchapalooza (8-5) in the fourth. The 50-cent Pick 4 wager for races two through five paid $1,054.55.
Racing concludes this week with a nine-race Saturday card. First post time is 7:07pm-Central.
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