SUNLIT SONG GETS REVENGE OVER TUT’S REVENGE IN REMINGTON GREEN UPSET
Ironically, it was Sunlit Song that got revenge Sunday over Tut’s Revenge in the $60,000 Remington Green Stakes with the former horse upsetting the field at 13-1 odds.
The two horses had just faced each other on the grass, going 7-1/2 furlongs in open allowance company on Sept. 4 and both wheeled back three weeks later for this rematch in the Remington Green at 1-1/8th miles over the firm turf. Tut’s Revenge beat Sunlit Song by a length in the allowance earlier this month, but the runner-up had a trouble line on that chart. It read, “stalked, blocked, empty.” That moment of being blocked and the added distance was all the difference when it came to the Remington Green.
Jockey Lindey Wade used a stalking trip again aboard Sunlit Song, but this time had clear sailing at the top of the stretch, then split horses to take the lead. At that point it became a three-way battle to the wire among the winner, Tut’s Revenge and Mr. Misunderstood, the heavy wagering favorite at 4-5 odds. They finished necks apart in a three-horse photo. When it was sorted out, Sunlit Song had beaten Tut’s Revenge by a neck and the favorite was another neck back in third. The remaining order of finish in the field of eight was Youvesaiditall, Redatory, Prospector Fever, Leader of Men and Sheriff Brown.
Sunlit Song was dispatched at 13-1 odds, rewarding his backers with $29.80 to win, $8 to place and $3 to show.
Sunlit Song, a 5-year-old gelding by My Golden Song, out of the Early Flyer mare Fly So True, won for owners Carolyn Barnett and Becky Harding of Pollok, Texas, and trainer Mindy Willis. It was the first win in this race for all the connections of this horse. Sunlit Song earned $36,000 for the win and improved to 22 starts, seven wins, five seconds and three thirds for a bankroll of $227,105 lifetime.
A gray gelding, Sunlit Song chased early fractions of :23.50 seconds for the first quarter-mile, :48.03 for the half-mile, 1:12.70 for three-quarters of a mile, and 1:35.82 after a mile before winning in 1:46.99. The clocking was the fastest for the Remington Green since 2016. The stakes record was set by Greengrassofyoming in 2014 at 1:46.63.
Remington Park racing continues into a new month with a Thursday-Saturday schedule on Oct 1-3. The first race nightly is at 7:07pm-Central.
Tracked by more than 164,000 fans on Facebook and 10,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $248 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park is open daily for casino gaming and simulcast horse racing. The 2020 Thoroughbred Season is scheduled to run through Dec. 20. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.