TRAINER CLINT CRAWFORD WINS FOUR, INCLUDING FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE WITH JESS GOOD ENOUGH, TYING EDDIE WILLIS AT TOP OF REMINGTON PARK STANDINGS
Trainer Clint Crawford’s barn was red hot Sunday night at Remington Park, making four trips to the winner’s circle, including after the featured allowance race with Jess Good Enough. The four wins put him into a tie for first place in the trainers’ standings with defending champion Eddie Willis.
Jess Good Enough got the ball rolling, winning the third race, a $28,250 allowance race for 3-year-old quarter horses that had not won three races lifetime. It would be the first victory of a training quadruple for Crawford. He also took the fourth race with Fly Viking Fly ($5.60 to win) and the seventh with Mr Amstel ($9), and the nightcap 10th race with Heavven Lee ($7.40).
Jess Good Enough captured the third win of his career in the allowance race, earning $15,588 from the purse. The gray, gelded son of Jess Good Candy, from the Oak Tree Special mare Fly On Candy Tree, broke his maiden at Remington Park in his second career try at 300 yards, beating Oklahoma-breds on April 30, 2020. He didn’t win again until his last out at Remington Park on a sloppy track against an allowance, non-winners of two, field almost a year later, on April 16 here. He seems to have figured it out as he has now won two in a row. Jess Good Enough improved his career mark to nine starts, three wins and two places for a total of $53,434.
The winner’s running time for Sunday’s 350-yard race was :17.931 over a fast track, earning him a 79 speed index. He broke third from the gate and quickly went to the lead after 100 yards. He continued to widen the margin with each step. Jess Good Enough, the 2-1 favorite, was a half-length in front of runner-up O Donovan Rossa (6-1). Finishing third another half-length behind was Coronada Queen (19-1). Jess Good Enough paid $6, $3.60 and $2.60 to win, place and show.
Crawford was the fortunate heir of the favorite’s misfortune of breaking in the air in the seventh race. MM Painted Twister, the 7-5 betting favorite, reared up high as the starter hit the button to begin the race, and the horse never came out of the gate. That left Mr Amstel with a clear path to victory as he won by a half-length.
Jess Good Enough is owned by Diamond Oaks Racing of Garland, Texas. He was bred in Oklahoma by Lifes Good Racing Partners.
When Crawford won the final race of the night, he tied Willis, who was shut out on Sunday. They each have 29 wins for the meet, 16 ahead of third-place Monty Arrossa. Dee Keener is alone in fourth with 12, one behind Arrossa and tied for fifth are Trey Wood, Carlos Ruiz, Gerald Reed and Matt Whitekiller with 11 each.
Three jockeys had a pair of wins apiece – Josh Romero, Jorge Torres and Daniel Amaya – on Sunday, moving Torres into sole possession of third place in the jockeys’ standings with 21 wins. Juan Pulido leads the colony this meet with 31 wins and Francisco Calderon is second with 29. Rounding out the top five are Jimmy Brooks in fourth (19) and James Flores (18). Torres won on the first two Crawford winners (Jess Good Enough and Fly Viking Fly) Sunday and Amaya won the final two (Mr Amstel and Heavven Lee) for the trainer.
Live racing continues next week with a Thursday-Sunday schedule, May 6-9, with the first post nightly at 6pm-Central.
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