KOOL N FOXY HANDLES STRONG HEADWIND TO POST TOP TRAINING RACE ON MONDAY, VALDIVIA SADDLES FOUR WINNERS
In an effort to avoid winter weather conditions forecast later this week, Remington Park conducted a dozen training races today in spring-like conditions. Under overcast skies, Kool N Foxy rolled to a 1-3/4 length win in the initial event of the day, setting the fastest 250-yard time of the session.
Owned by Thomas Scheckel of Bellevue, Iowa, Kool N Foxy is trained by Shawna Manriquez and was ridden to her score by Daniel Torres. A 2-year-old filly by One Famous Eagle from the Walk Thru Fire mare Kool Fire, Kool N Foxy is Oklahoma-bred. She handled her training race in :13.818 over a fast track, earning a speed index of 71. A prevalent headwind lasted throughout the session with Kool N Foxy moving into a 20mph wind. The southerly winds ranged 18-21mph. Temperatures started in the high 60s and moved into the low 70s by mid-afternoon.
Trainer Guillermo Valdivia will be hoping his Monday training race fortunes carry to the real races as he sent four winners out throughout the day. Valdivia saddled Relentless Diamond (race 5), Our Secret Habit (race 7), Inseperable Friends (race 9) and Midnight Panther (race 10) to training wins.
The training race winners, with their times, speed index and trainer:
Race 1: Kool N Foxy, :13.818, 71, Shawna Manriquez
Race 2: USA All The Way, :13.932, 66, Jesus Ruiz
Race 3: Gotta Pikepass (Paint), :14.072, 61, Tyler Crawford
Race 4: Whole Lotta Blue, :13.957, 65, Michelle Hurdle
Race 5: Relentless Diamond, :14.030, 62, Guillermo Valdivia
Race 6: Louis Litt, :13.999, 64, Bill Goodnight
Race 7: Our Secret Habit, :14.184, 56, Guillermo Valdivia
Race 8: Mountain Snow (Paint), :14.243, 54, Durk Peery
Race 9: Inseperable Friends, :14.002, 63, Guillermo Valdivia
Race 10: Midnight Panther, :14.132, 58, Guillermo Valdivia
Race 11: Jeswatchforpandemic, :14.264, 53, Ollie Matthews
Race 12: Cledon, :14.148, 58, Clint Crawford
Training races are non-wagering events, utilized by horsemen to give their young athletes a dress rehearsal prior to them making their first official career starts. All horses taking part in the training races are also earning approval by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards for pari-mutuel competition.
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