Right Tone won his second race in three starts at Remington Park this meet, staying undefeated on the dirt here, winning the featured allowance race on Thursday night.

The only race this meet that the 5-year-old gelded son of Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist didn’t win came on the grass last time out. If not for a half-length in that race, he would be three-for-three at Remington Park. Right Tone, out of the Speightstown mare Town Flirt, was laid off from Jan. 15 to Aug. 25 after he had run second at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., losing by only a half-length there.

Right Tone was moved to trainer Austin Gustafson’s barn when he shipped to Remington Park and the gelding was more than ready to fire at first asking here on Aug. 25. He drew off to win by 10 lengths in that race against $30,000 claiming non-winners of two lifetime. Gustafson moved him greensward for his second start here and almost won that, coming up a half-length behind Blue Boon on Sept. 23, stepping up in class to allowance-non-winners-of-three in their career.

Jockey Freddy Manrrique was aboard for all three mounts here at Remington Park. On Thursday night, it was more of the same as Right Tone took on a shipper from leading trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn, even-money favorite Alejandro, who could finish no better than fourth. Alejandro had raced in some tough company at Kentucky Downs, Ellis Park and Oaklawn before his Remington attempt.

Right Tone sat right off the pace in fourth for most of the Thursday race, but turning for home he had made his move under Manrrique and exploded to the front in the 1-1/16th mile race on the main track and led by four lengths at the top of the stretch. No one could close ground on this headstrong gelding as he pulled away to win by 4-1/2. His winning time was 1:45.01 on the fast surface. Right Tone had cut into interior fractions of :24.33 for the first quarter-mile, ;48.46 for the half, 1:12.73 for three quarters of a mile and had obtained the lead by the time they hit the mile in 1:38.36.

Right Tone earned $21,549 from the $36,000 purse for his owners Gustafson and Adam King of Choctaw, Okla. That improved his record to 14 starts, three wins, three seconds and three thirds for a bankroll of $125,003. Right Tone was bred in Kentucky by KatieRich Farms.

Right Tone was sent off at 8-5 odds as the second betting favorite and paid $5.40 to win, $3.60 to place and $2.80 to show. R Doc (12-1) finished second, another half-length ahead of third-place finisher City Legend (8-1). Alejandro was a head behind him.

Manrrique had a riding double on Thursday night, winning the first race of the evening under 2-1 favorite, Mister Chairman, also for Gustafson. That was Manrrique’s 100th win at Remington Park.

Last year’s $400,000 Springboard Mile winner Wildatlanticstorm worked out at Remington Park on Wednesday morning in preparation for either a race under allowance conditions here or the Zia Park Derby. The 3-year-old colt by Atlantic Storm, out of the Big Brown mare Imsortaspecial, won the Springboard Mile last December under the conditioning of trainer Ray Ashford.

The colt had not raced again until Sept. 30 when he ran third in the Iowa Breeders’ Derby at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Ia., after holding the lead most of the way. His workout was a bullet Wednesday morning in 1:00.35 handily for five furlongs over a fast track, the fastest of 10 that worked that distance. Wildatlanticstorm has raced seven times in his career, winning four, running second twice and third once for $376,468.

Remington Park racing continues Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 & 21 with first post time of 7:07 CDT. The Friday card is the 31st Oklahoma Classics Night, featuring eight stakes races for top Oklahoma-breds.
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