SOUTHERN ELECTRIC WINS FOR 10TH TIME, TAKING GRADE 1 $56,000 SPEEDHORSE GRAHAM PAINT/APPALOOSA DERBY
Southern Electric and DTL Chasin Tale have taken turns beating each other the past two years; on Saturday night in the Grade 1, $56,000 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Derby the aforementioned Paint got the best of his rival at Remington Park.
Last year, DTL Chasin Tale won three stakes races at Remington Park, beating Southern Electric in the $157,578 Speedhorse Graham Paint/Appaloosa Futurity and in the $259,400 Oklahoma Paint/Appaloosa Futurity. Apparently Southern Electric has improved, getting the best of his stablemate on Saturday. Both are trained by Matt Whitekiller. DTL Chasin Tale did finish second in the race.
Southern Electric, a 3-year-old gelded son of CRM Livewire, out of the Southern Cartel (QH) mare Ze Southern Girl (QH), covered the 350 yards in a swift :17.53 over a fast track and was the wagering favorite at 3-5 odds. He paid $3.40 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.10 to show. The speedy Paint is owned and bred in Texas by Dan and Kaye Jones of Kemp, Texas.
Jockey Andrew Samaniego was aboard for the victory and took this stakes trophy for the first time in his career as did the Joneses. It was Whitekiller’s second win in the stakes history, also winning with the legendary Painted Turnpike in 2016.
Southern Electric earned a 90 speed index in the win and finished three-quarters of a length in front of DTL Chasin Tale and another neck ahead of third-place Twisted Fashion. Southern Electric bankrolled $23,778 of the purse to improve his lifetime record to 13 starts, 10 wins, one second and one third for $209,176 in earnings.
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