MAMASHAVNAHOTFLASH UPSETS IN FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE FOR 2-YEAR-OLD OKLAHOMA-BRED FILLIES AT REMINGTON PARK
Mamashavnahotflash hasn’t shown much since breaking her maiden at first asking at Remington Park, but she was the former stakes runner that came out on top in an upset of allowance-non-winners-of-two Wednesday night.
In the feature race, there was a cavalry charge for second with four horses in that photo, but there was no doubt that Mamashavnahotflash was the best of this field on this night, pulling away late for a full-length victory.
Five of the nine juvenile Oklahoma-bred fillies that went to post for this allowance race had stakes experience under their belts, including the winner. The best finish in stakes company was Tom’s Girl’s third-place finish in the Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes on Oct. 21 at six furlongs.
Tom’s Girl wound up running second in Wednesday’s allowance race, well behind Mamashavnahotflash. She was one of the four horses within noses and heads of each other from second back to fifth place.
The top two flip-flopped from their finish in the Oklahoma Classics Lassie. Mamashavnahotflash finished a nose back of Tom’s Girl in the Oklahoma Classics Lassie and they appear to have established a rivalry among Okie-bred 2-year-old fillies with tonight’s race. Artistic Vision checked in third, a head behind Tom’s Girl and Always Be Dancin was fourth, a nose behind third-place. The fifth-place finisher, Cams Hotrod was another nose behind Always Be Dancin. The photo finish looked like a group hug at a family reunion.
Jockey Carlos Montalvo made every pole a winning one in the 5-1/2 furlong race on the main track with Mamashavnahotflash. The daughter of prolific Oklahoma sire Den’s Legacy (Medaglia d’Oro) at Mighty Acres Ranch in Pryor, Okla., out of the Harlan’s Holiday mare Flexfuel, was coming off a 23-length loss in seventh place in the $75,000 Slide Show Stakes on Nov. 11, taking a major step back in her first try around two turns. When trainer Miguel Silva turned her back to the sprinting distance, it woke her up with the drop in class. She was sent off at 6-1 odds and paid $14 to win, $5.60 to place and $4.60 to show across the board. The 9-5 favorite, Hot Tamalli, was a disappointing seventh, beating only two horses in the race.
Running time for the winner was 1:06.99 on the fast track and she set the interior fractions of :22.60 for the first quarter-mile, :46.51 for the half-mile, and :59.79 for five-eighths of a mile.
Owner Thumbs Up Racing of Scottsdale, Ariz., earned $24,021 from the $41,650 purse and improved her record to two wins from four starts for a total bankroll of $52,661. Mamashavnahotflash was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm. Mighty Acres is a subsidiary of Center Hills Farm.
Remington Park racing continues into December this week, with action Thursday through Saturday. The first event nightly is 7:07pm-Central.
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