ONE SLICK V GETS HEAD IN FRONT AT WIRE TO WIN ALLOWANCE FEATURE
One Slick V had enough momentum going from an outside post to catch the leader at the finish of the 400-yard featured allowance race at Remington Park, getting up to win by a head Friday night.
Apollicartel was at the rail in post-position one while One Slick V was in post-position 11 in the field of 12. The pair hit the finish line in what seemed like miles away from each other on either rail, inside and outside, but they were only inches apart for the result. It was One Slick V’s final head bob that gave him a win under jockey Francisco Calderon. Trainer Monty Arrossa sent this 3-year-old gelding out for owner Double Diamond Quarter Horses of Perryton, Texas.
One Slick V, a gelding by One Valiant Hero, out of the Panther Mountain mare Silk Mountain, earned $12,222 for the win from the $21,960 allowance purse. The race was run under conditions of American Quarter Horses, 3 years old and older, that had not won three races lifetime. One Slick V and Apollicartel battled like warriors from gate to wire and it took a photo to separate them as the first and second horses.
One Slick V was sent off as the 7-2 co-second favorite in the race and paid $9.80 to win, $6 to place and $3.60 to show. Misty Cracker, the 5-2 top choice of the betting public, checked in third, another three-quarters of a length behind runner-up Apollicartel. The winner was bred in Oklahoma by Valeriano Racing Stables. Running time for the 400 yards was :19.703 on a fast track for a speed index of 92.
One Slick V improved his lifetime record to seven starts, three wins and one second for $30,091 in earnings. He broke his maiden in the Ruidoso Futurity trials on May 28 last year, winning by three-quarters of a length. The time was not fast enough to qualify for the finals, however. His next win came in a $25,000 claiming race at Lone Star Park on Dec. 10 to finish out the year. He made one start here at Remington Park this spring in his debut as a 3-year-old, but ran second in his first attempt to get that third career victory. He lost that race by a half-length. Arrossa switched jockeys to second-leading rider Calderon (20 wins this meet) and he got the job done.
Calderon is three behind Juan Pulido (23) in the current standings. Calderon, with his two wins Friday, moved past an injured Cody Smith (19) in third. Jorge Torres and Justine Klaiber are tied in fourth with 17 trips to the winner’s circle.
Live racing continues Saturday at 6 p.m. with a 12-race card, including eight stakes races, featuring the restricted Grade 1, $973,665 Remington Park Futurity for 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred Quarter Horses, going 330 yards.
There will be no racing on Easter Sunday.
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