RAGAN’S JET SURVIVES OBJECTION TO WIN FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE
Ragan’s Jet had to overcome an objection from the jockey of Sunday Flashback in the featured allowance race at Remington Park on Thursday night, but a quick glance by the stewards left the 5-year-old mare up as the winner.
Ragan’s Jet won her second consecutive race, taking this $49,000 open allowance race for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares that are 3-year-olds-and-older and the $45,000 Muscogee Creek Nation Stakes at Fair Meadows in Tulsa, Okla., on July 18. It was also the mare’s third win in four tries at Remington Park in her career.
The daughter of Mister Lucky Cat, out of the Songandaprayer mare She’sgotherownjet, had won two first-level allowance races, one open and one for Oklahoma-breds, in two of her three races at Remington Park last year.
Jockey Jose Alvarez, aboard even-money favorite Sunday Flashback, claimed foul against Ragan’s Jet’s jockey Gerardo Mora in the stretch. However, the video showed very little of anything in the way of interference and the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission stewards denied the objection, leaving Ragan’s Jet as the winner. She had blown past the field in the stretch to win by 2-1/4 lengths over Sunday Flashback.
The Joe Offolter-trained mare was sent off as the 2-1 second favorite in the race and paid $6 to win, $2.60 to place and $2.20 to show across the board. She covered the 5-1/2 furlong distance in 1:04.21 over a fast track. Our Bet (5-2), the third-place finisher 3-1/4 lengths behind the runner-up, was the pacesetter in the first quarter of a mile, but Ragan’s Jet had taken over at the three-eighths. The early fractions were :22.65 for the quarter-mile, :46.16 for the half-mile and :57.98 for five-eighths of a mile.
Ragan’s Jet earned $28,449 for the victory and improved her record to 13 starts, five wins, four seconds and two thirds for a bankroll of $157,766. Offolter conditions the mare for owner Bryan Hawk of Shawnee, Okla. She was bred in Oklahoma by Millar Equine.
Live racing at Remington Park continues this week with racing Friday and Saturday, Sept 30 and Oct. 1. First post time is 7:07 p.m. nightly.
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