BetOnline has a big card with 13 racecourses available for wagering on Friday. There’s afternoon, evening, and even some decent stakes racing today. Remington Park is where you can find the stakes racing.
The OKC based race track has 13 races on the dirt worth $956,525 in prize money available. It’s a big day for Remington Park, which doesn’t typically get the most attention.
The $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile is scheduled at Remington on Friday afternoon. Along with the Springboard Mile, Remington has two $100,000 stakes races and two $70,000 stakes races today.
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Race 8 – Jim Thorpe Stakes
Post Time: 8:23 p.m. CST
The $70,000 Jim Thorpe is a mile on the dirt on Friday evening. Look out for Tap the Dot and Number One Dude should be in big contention to land this top prize.
Tap the Dot is 3 for 8 and looking for a win today for the hat-trick. He’s coming off back-to-back wins on November 23 and December 11 at Remington.
In the first of two wins, Tap the Dot beat Okie Union by 2 ¼ lengths for a $41,650 purse, and then followed up with a 3 length win in a $16,000 assignment.
This is going to be tougher on Tap the Dot, with Number One Dude going to provide tough resistance. Number One Dude is 5 for 9 and has stakes experience.
He has finished 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd in his last four outings, with a 5 ¼ length win in the $55,000 Will Rogers Stakes on May 25. Two attempts later, he won the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Series by 7 lengths in a blowout.
Number One Dude failed to get it done on October 15 in the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup Stakes, but still ran well placing 2nd behind Absaroka by 4 ¼ lengths.
This looks like a race for Number One Dude to win.
Race 9 – Useeit Stakes
Post Time: 8:42 p.m. CST
Distance: 1 Mile
The $70,000 Useeit Stakes is another 70k event on the dirt over a mile. Expect to see Run Slewpy Run and Sunday Flashback have a presence in this one.
Run Slewpy Run is 4 for 10 in her career, and has finished 1st, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd in five attempts.
She was a back-to-back stakes winner on September 24 and October 15 in the $70,000 Bob Barry Memorial Stakes and $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf Stakes.
In her most recent win, Run Slewpy Run beat Alternative Slew by 3 lengths for a big $130,000 score. She failed to get the hat-trick on November 23, but still showed up well.
Run Slewpy Run placed 2nd behind Sunday Flashback by a half length for a $49,000 purse on November 23, so that was disappointing.
Sunday Flashback is 4 for 5 and a winner in four in a row. After winning her run in the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff by a head, she turned her attention to beating Run Slewpy Run.
This looks like another good spot for Sunday Flashback to get a win over Run Slewpy Run.
Race 12 – Remington Springboard Mile
Post Time: 10:28 p.m. CST
The $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile covers a mile on the dirt. Classic Moment and Make It Big should be tough in this feature event.
Classic Moment has finished 3rd, 1st in his career and should have a chance versus this field. He opened showing 3rd on October 9 in a $84,000 assignment.
Then Classic Moment came back to do better on November 5. Classic Moment defeated Cyberknife by a half-length for a $120,000 purse.
That was an impressive go from Classic Moment and earns a spot in this $400,000 event. Make It Back should be a contender to win as well.
Make It Big is a two-time winner in two attempts. He opened his career with a 8 ½ length blowout for a $45,000 purse, and then saw a stakes race thereafter.
Make It Big beat Lightening Larry by 2 ¼ lengths in the $60,000 Ocala Stud Juvenile Sprint Stakes on October 30. He needs something tougher and looks ready after a 5-furlong workout on December 12.
In that workout, Make It Big was clocked at 59.50 seconds to suggest that he’s prepared for this challenge on Friday. I’m backing Make It Big in the Springboard Mile.