LONGSHOT FAST BREAKIN CASH PULLS OFF HUGE UPSET IN SILVER GOBLIN STAKES AT REMINGTON PARK
For the first time since 2017 there is a Silver Goblin Stakes winner not named Welder and it is Fast Breakin Cash at 9-1 odds Friday night at Remington Park.
Welder won the race four times from 2017-2020 for Ra-Max Farms (Clayton Rash) of Claremore, Okla., and is now retired, getting fed peppermints by trainer Teri Luneack. The stakes races he won regularly for years at Remington Park now continue without him. It was far from the odds-on favoritism Welder garnered as the all-time winningest horse (16 wins) at Remington Park in the winner’s circle. One has to go all the way back to Okie Ride in 2016 for a different winner.
Fast Breakin Cash had not won a race, any race, since Nov. 7, 2019, and had never won a stakes race in his career. In contrast, Welder holds the record at Remington Park with 11 stakes victories in his career.
It was almost like the favorites in this $70,000 Silver Goblin Stakes race didn’t know how to act without Welder to chase. The top three favorites in the field ran last, next-to-last and second-to-last in this year’s edition. Shannon C, the beaten wagering favorite at 8-5 odds, who had run second to Welder four times in his career, was expected to take the crown Friday after winning two stakes in a row. However, he faltered after a half mile and ran last, beaten 15-1/2 lengths. Quality Rocket (2-1) and Mesa Moon (5-2) finished fourth and fifth.
With the favorites falling to the wayside, it opened the door for Fast Breakin Cash to taste the glory of a black-type win for the first time. Jockey Richard Eramia was well back in fifth down the backstretch, leisurely letting the front-runners set fractions of :22.14 for the first quarter-mile and :45.33 for the half-mile. By the time the pacesetters began to collapse at the top of the stretch, Fast Breakin Cash, trained by C.R. Trout, pounced. He was within a 3-1/4 lengths by the time he hit the turn for home and had all the momentum. At the finish line, he was in front by three-quarters of a length, outlasting runner-up Euromantic (6-1), who was another three-quarters up on third-place Tommyhawk (32-1), the longest shot on the board. Fast Breakin Cash hit the line for 6-1/2 furlongs in 1:17.88 over a fast track.
“It was a beautiful trip,” said Eramia. “I knew exactly what I wanted to do before the race. Make one run at the end. He wanted to win so bad.”
Trout also owns, and bred Fast Breakin Cash. He won two of the three stakes races on the Friday card, also taking the $75,000 Slide Show for 2-year-old fillies that were Oklahoma-foaled with Hits Pricey Legacy.
It was the first victory in the Silver Goblin Stakes for all the connections. Fast Breakin Cash, a 5-year-old gelded son of Yes It’s True, out of the Forestry mare Fast N Fine Lookin, earned $42,000 for Trout and improved his record to 22 starts, four wins, six seconds and two thirds for $265,293 earned. His best stakes effort at Remington Park before Friday night may have been a runner-up finish by one length to Dont Tell Noobody in last year’s $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup on Oct. 16.
Fast Breakin Cash rewarded his backers with $20.60 to win, $8.60 to place and $5.60 to show. Euromantic paid $6.60 to place and $4.80 to show. Tommyhawk paid $6.20 to show.
The Silver Goblin Stakes is named after the gray Oklahoma-bred millionaire who won multiple stakes races at Remington Park and numerous graded stakes events around the nation, in a career spanning 1993-1999.
Remington Park racing concludes this week with a Saturday night card of nine races. First post time is 7:07 pm-Central.
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