PRICEY GIRL WINS FRIDAY ALLOWANCE FEATURE, GIVING JOCKEY JUAN PULIDO THREE WINS ON THE NIGHT
Pricey Girl won an open allowance race at Ruidoso Downs last summer, so there was a good chance she would run big in the conditioned allowance feature on Friday night at Remington Park. Logic held firm as she won from the extreme outside in post-position 11, beating 10 rivals and giving jockey Juan Pulido his third win on the 10-race card.
The early favorite in the race, Inaugurator, was scratched in the paddock by Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards, sending favoritism the way of Liarliar Hocksonfire (2-1 odds), but the best he could do was finish fourth. Pricey Girl came flying over the final half of the 400-yard race and cruised to the win.
Pulido had earlier won races three and four aboard Lota Cowboy Try (paint) and Enseperabesix. His three victories included two for trainer Rex Brooks and the other for Dee Keener. Brooks trains Enseperabesix and Pricey Girl. The latter is a 4-year-old mare by FDD Dynasty, out of the Feature Mr Jess mare A Priceless Gal. Pricey Girl is owned by Julio Gonzalez of Brownsville, Texas and was bred in Oklahoma by Sam Green.
Pricey Girl went off at 9-2 odds despite just missing with tough $30,000 claiming non-winners of three last time out, losing by a neck in that spot. She paid $11.80 to win, $5 to place and $4.20 to show. She earned $12,142 from the purse of $19,200 and improved her career record to 16 starts, three wins, four seconds and two thirds for a lifetime bankroll of $55,343.
She covered the 400 yards in a time of :19.70 seconds over a fast track for a speed index of 90. Pollitical Fire finished second, a neck back, paying $4.40 to place and $3.40 to show, and he was another length in front of 28-1 longshot Hezajessforsure, who paid $11.40 to show.
Racing is scheduled to continue, with no spectators, with a 10-race card Saturday, led by the $891,900 Remington Park Futurity. A total of eight stakes races are featured. A pair of races will include the last two winners of the richest race in American Quarter Horse racing, the $3 million All American Futurity. Mr Jess Jenkins (2019) will attempt to win the $268,700 Remington Park Derby, while Apocalyptical Jess (2018) will start in the Sooner State Stakes.
Saturday night racing will begin at 6pm-Central.
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