WARLOCK DOC CONTINUES HIS DOMINANCE ON REMINGTON PARK TURF WITH WIN IN FEATURED ALLOWANCE RACE
Warlock Doc has raced four times this meet on the turf at Remington Park and has won three times, including in Thursday night’s featured allowance race.
All three of this 3-year-old gelding’s wins came under allowance conditions. The only time he didn’t win was on Sept. 9 when he ran second to Newscaster at 1-1/16th miles greensward. The two met again Thursday night in the $36,300 allowance race at one mile on the lawn and Newscaster couldn’t run him down this time. In fact, he ran third, with He’s a Suitor splitting them in second.
In his usual fashion, Warlock Doc cruised to the lead out of the gate and never looked back, drawing away to a 3-1/2 lengths win. Despite his dominance on the grass, Warlock Doc was sent off at 7-2 odds and paid $9 to win, $5.20 to place and $3.60 to show. Jockey Lane Luzzi rode him perfectly, leaving himself plenty of horse in the stretch when the closers started cutting into the lead. The gate-to-wire style has led him to the three victories. His other two wins this season came at the similar distance of 7-1/2 furlongs. Luzzi has been aboard for all three trips to the winner’s circle here.
Trainer Danny Pish has had Warlock Doc in top form and fitness this meet after a less than stellar performance in Texas this spring and summer. The gelded son of Jack Milton, out of the Horse Chestnut (SAF) mare Destiny’s Reward, did not win a race from March-June at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston and Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The winner earned $21,525 for owner Dennis Foster of Cle Elm, Wash., and improved his record to 13 starts, four wins, three seconds and one third for $121,572 in his bankroll. His record on the grass at Remington Park now is four starts, three wins and one second for $70,455.
Making every pole a winning one, Warlock Doc set fractions of :23.50 for the first quarter-mile, :46.33 for the half-mile, 1:10.16 for three quarters of a mile and 1:22.60 for seven-eighths of a mile. He was bred in Kentucky by Hurstland Farm, James H. Greene Jr., and Courtney O’Brien. He’s a Suitor (10-1) beat Newscaster (7-2) by a head for second. The 5-2 post-time favorite, Alex Joon, checked in fifth.
Racing continues this week on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, with the first race nightly at 7:07pm-Central.
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