VIX VISION CONTINUES HIS WINNING STREAK AT THREE IN A ROW, STEPPING UP IN CLASS TO WIN REMINGTON PARK FEATURE ALLOWANCE
Jockey Floyd Wethey, Jr., had ridden two horses in previous races that were in Saturday night’s allowance feature, and he knew what he was doing when he stayed on Vix Vision.
Both Vix Vision and Go Drag Up had taken Wethey to the winner’s circle in their last starts before Saturday, but Vix Vision was on a two-race win streak. Wethey chose him, and he chose wisely. Wethey let the speed duel up front develop as he calmly relaxed with Vix Vision in 10th position down the backstretch in the field of 12 horses. After a half-mile, the 6-year-old gelded son of The Visualiser, out of the Vicar mare Kim Baker, had moved up to fifth place. He was third at the top of the stretch and then came flying four-wide down the middle of the track to pass the rest, finishing 1-3/4 lengths ahead of runner-up Boss Hoss Ross (11-1).
Vix Vision went off at 10-1 odds, despite his winning streak, because he was stepping up in class from cheaper claiming horses into first-level allowance horses, generally a much tougher set of competitors. As they say, Vix Vision can’t read past performances, so he didn’t know he wasn’t supposed to win. He just knew he loves to win and paid $23.40 to win, $9.40 to place and $6.60 to show across the board for trainer Victor Hanson.
Vix Vision earned $21,768 for the score in the $38,250 race and improved his record to 49 starts, five wins, 11 seconds and five thirds for a career bankroll of $108,516. Bar VH Ranch of Purcell, Okla., owns this horse. He was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm’s division of Mighty Acres Ranch in Pryor.
Now Mind You (7-1) finished third, a nose behind Boss Hoss Ross. The even-money favorite, Great Faces, wound up sixth, well back after contesting the early lead in the 6-1/2 furlongs race.
Vix Vision chased early fractions of :23.25 seconds for the quarter-mile, :46.68 for the half-mile and 1:11.63 for three quarters of a mile before stopping the timer in 1:18.05 over the fast track.
The top-heavy longshot finish produced a $1,000-plus payoff in the 10-cent superfecta wager. With Tommyhawk (42-1) finishing in fourth, a neck behind Now Mind You, the payout for that top four was $1,485.01 on the dime bet.
Remington Park racing continues Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23 & 24 with 10 races set for each day. Both programs will begin at Noon-Central.
Tracked by more than 164,000 fans on Facebook and 10,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $252 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 $200,000 Springboard Mile, the top stakes event for 2-year-olds at Remington Park, is featured on Friday, Dec. 18. The 2020 Thoroughbred Season continues through Sunday, Dec. 20. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.