RVINDICATED GETS VINDICATION IN MUDDY TRACK FEATURED ALLOWANCE AFTER NEAR HITS IN TURF RACES
All Rvindicated needed for vindication was a little snow, muddy racing surface and a move from the turf to the main track to win the featured allowance race Monday at Remington Park.
This 3-year-old colt by Flashback (Tapit), out of the Into Mischief mare Hidden Mystery, had raced twice for trainer Rachel Keithan at Remington Park in October after moving from the West Coast and Del Mar near San Diego. He finished third in both of his initial Oklahoma City attempts, both over the turf. He just missed while beaten a neck on Oct. 26 with first-level allowance horses, going 7-1/2 furlongs. He had a bit of trouble in that race, getting squeezed back after having the lead at the top of the stretch.
With clear sailing on Monday, there was no holding him back and he rewarded his loyal followers as he took to racing between big, soft snowflakes.
Going one-mile against first-level allowance company, under jockey Alfredo Triana, Jr., Rvindicated closed gamely from sixth in a field of eight horses and was flying at the end to get up by a neck at 7-1 odds. He paid $17.40 to win, $8 to place and $3.80 to show. He covered the one mile in 1:38.84, cutting into early fractions of ;23.90 for the first quarter-mile, :47.20 for the half-mile, 1:12.30 for six furlongs and 1:25.75 for seven-eighths of a mile.
It was Rvindicated’s first win over a main track as he broke his maiden on the grass at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, on April 29 at 7-1/2 furlongs.
On Monday, Rvindicated earned $20,247 for owner Relentless Racing (Margie Stone) of Boynton Beach, Fla. The colt improved to 12 starts, two wins, three seconds and three thirds for a lifetime bankroll of $75,901, not bad for a horse purchased for $1,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Sale in October 2020. He was bred in Kentucky by Gary and Mary West.
Live racing at Remington Park continues Tuesday, Nov. 15 with the first race at 2:30pm-Central.
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