Remington Park gets the spotlight on Friday with a host of stakes races on the agenda today. There are a total of 13 races at Remington Park. A total of $697,175 is available in prize money. One of the marquee events of the year at Remington Park, the $200,000 Springboard Mile, is on the racecard on Friday. Along with the Springboard Mile, the Oklahoma Derby, and Remington Park Oaks are their biggest events in Oklahoma. Besides the Springboard Mile, Remington Park has five more stakes events in Oklahoma on Friday.
The $75,000 She’s All In Stakes is the second biggest stakes event at Remington Park. BetOnline has you covered if you are a big horse racing handicapper on Friday. There is non-stop action with 11 racecourses available for wagering through the afternoon and evening. We have Aqueduct covered with three picks in New York on Friday. They were wiped out yesterday because of the snowstorm that swept through the northeast, but should be fine for Friday. Head below for our free Remington Park Picks for December 18, 2020.
Post Time: 7:25 p.m. CST
Race 6 is scheduled for 6 furlongs on the dirt for a $34,000 purse. We could have a close one in the stretch between Headland and Mt. Brave. Headland is 6 for 20 in her career, and is looking for her first win since June 16, 2019, so it’s been a minute. She has gone winless in nine straight races. In her most promising appearance of late, Headland placed 2nd behind Shessomajestic by 1 ¼ lengths in a $40,000 event on July 31.
Prior to that effort, she placed 2nd by 1 ½ lengths in the $50,000 Saylorville Stakes (Black Type) on July 4. Mt. Brave is 4 for 12 in her career and should run well in this class. She generall participates in bigger stakes races, so an appearance in this race shouldn’t pose a lot of problems. Mt. Brave has finished 4th, 1st, 4th in her previous three outings.
She beat Wishful Quality by 1 ¾ lengths in a $42,480 event on August 12. Mt. Brave returned on September 27 for a stakes race in the $50,000 Flash Lady Stakes (Black Type) and was okay, but finished 4th in a race that was a bit too tough. She slides down in class for a $34,000 event on Friday. This is one of the lowest classes she’s participated in and should be able to run at the front deep in the stretch.
Race 10 – Useeit Stakes
Post Time: 9:25 p.m. CST
The Useeit Stakes runs for a mile on the dirt with a $70,000 purse on the line. Ten horses are expected to participate in this mile race. Dipping In and She’s All Wolfe, who will line up next to one another in the gate, should be expected to compete hard for the win in Race 10. Dipping In is 2 for 15 in her career, and is coming off the second win of her career on November 23. She beat Between the Arches by 4 lengths for a $38,250 purse. That was too easy for Dipping In, but this is going to be a considerable class jump, so we’ll see if she was for real.
She’s All Wolfe is 5 for 10 in her career and on a serious roll. She is looking for her fourth straight win, and is a winner in four of her previous five outings. She’s All Wolfe defeated Lady Orchid by a head in the $145,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Stakes (Black Type) by a head after taking over in the stretch. She’s All Wolfe stalked and took over at the perfect moment. Preceding that win was a $30,000 win in the Oklahoma Stallion Fillies Stakes (Black Type) on September 11. This should be a winnable trek for She’s All Wolfe on Friday night.
Race 12 – Springboard Mile Stakes
Post Time: 10:28 p.m. CST
The feature race of the day in the US is the $200,000 Springboard Mile. For a month that doesn’t have many big time races, the Springboard Mile provides something for trainers to get excited over. The Springboard Mile is set for a mile on the dirt, with 11 runners expected to participate. I think this race comes down to Outadore and Cowan in the stretch. Outadore has gone 1st, 1st, 3rd in his career.
The young colt won as a first-time runner at Saratoga for a $72,000 purse over Mad Maddy by 2 ¾ lengths. Outadore followed up for another win up in class in the $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes over Fauci by 1 ¾ lengths. That was awfully impressive, and Outadore seeked out a Grade 1 race thereafter. Outadore showed 3rd in the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr. 1) on November 6. Of a race of that magnitude, it was a really nice finish for Outadore, and puts him in prime position to win on Friday.
The $385,000 Cowan has been coming close in his career. He has finished in the top-3 in four of five career races, and in the top-2 in three of five. Cowan placed 2nd in each of his last two outings in the $150,000 Indian Summer Stakes and the $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Gr. 2) on November 6. He came close in a ¾ length loss behind Golden Pal. Cowan is going to get it done eventually, and I wouldn’t put it past him on Friday. The value is likely going to be there at post time.