YANKEE INDIAN WINS SECOND IN ROW FOR LEADING TRAINER KARL BROBERG IN FEATURED REMINGTON PARK ALLOWANCE RACE
Yankee Indian won his second consecutive race at Remington Park on Saturday night in the featured allowance race, going 5-1/2 furlongs on the main fast track for leading trainer Karl Broberg.
The 4-year-old gelded son of Mr. Nightlinger (Indian Charlie), out of the Yankee Victor mare Dynamic Delux, had won at six furlongs in the mud at Remington last time out on Nov. 4 against Oklahoma-bred $20,000 claiming, non-winners of three lifetime horses. He was an easy victor that night by 6-1/4 lengths as the 1-5 favorite. Consequently, it was only natural that Broberg sent him into a first-level allowance race on Saturday night.
When he did, Yankee Indian rewarded him with his second win in a row. Under jockey Floyd Wethey, Jr., the gelding held mid-pack throughout the backstretch run and made his move in the stretch, just a half-length back. He had two horses to pass for the victory and he did just that, blowing by front-runners Crazy Lover (26-1) and Im the Man Now (24-1). Im the Man Now faded to last and Crazy Lover held on for second, beaten 1-1/2 lengths by Yankee Indian. He’s a Bomb (5-1) got up for third, three-quarters of a length farther back.
Owner Zachary Roush of De Pere, Wisc., was the benefactor, winning $24,123 for the victory as his Yankee Indian improved lifetime to 21 starts, four wins, three seconds and nine thirds for earnings of $110,277. Broberg claimed this winner for Roush at Canterbury in Minnesota for $16,000 on July 9 from trainer Victor Hanson’s barn.
Yankee Indian was sent off as the 6-5 favorite on Saturday and paid $4.40 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.20 to show. He ran the 5-1/2 furlongs in 1:05.13, cutting into early fractions of :22.11 for the first quarter-mile, :46.05 for the half-mile, and :58.65 for five-eighths of a mile.
Yankee Indian was bred in Oklahoma by Center Hills Farm, which had a pair of winners on Saturday with this horse and Im the Bigger Bear, who broke her maiden in the seventh race. She is by Den’s Legacy.
Live racing at Remington Park continues next week under the new November schedule, running Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. First post time is 2:30pm Monday and Tuesday with Friday and Saturday at the regular 7:07pm start. All times are Central.
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