There are only two tracks racing on Mother’s Day, as Gulfstream Park will get the most attention in Hallandale Beach, FL. Over in Oklahoma, there’s a racecard as well at Remington Park. If you’re into quarter horse racing, then Remington Park has what you’re looking for. The quarter horse meet continues in OKC with 11 races on the card. Remington Park better enjoy the attention now, because Churchill Downs and Santa Anita Park are nearing a return. Those are two major tracks that are going to garner attention from bettors.
Santa Anita received an order to stop racing in late March. Along with Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco, which is intending on resuming racing soon as well, were closed by the Health Department. After meetings with local officials, the order is going to be lifted and races can begin again. Fans were not permitted to enter the tracks before the shutdown was ordered, which will obviously be part of the deal.
Staff in the backstretch have been going through practice runs on how to implement new protocols. While we wait for those tracks to open, we’ll still have racing throughout the week, including today at Remington Park in Oklahoma. Head below for our free Remington Park selections for May 10, 2020.
Post Time: 8:10 p.m. CST
Distance: 400 Yards
We’ll get started at Remington Park with Race 6 on Sunday night. If you’re busy during the day and can’t bet on any Gulfstream Park races, Remington Park is a nightly card so you can still get your gamble on. Trump My Record, Uptowne Babe, and A Painted Dynasty are likely going to have strong runs at 400 yards in Race 6. Uptowne Babe will look to get back in the winner’s circle after her hat-trick bid was denied on March 21.
She won in the Heritage Place Futurity (Gr. 1) on June 1, 2019 and followed that up with another win on March 8 in the Oklahoma Derby Trial. However, in the Oklahoma Derby (Gr. 3), she was way outmatched and finished 6th. Uptowne Babe completed 400 yards at 17.650 seconds. She was much better at 350 yards in two races prior, which both resulted in wins. Uptowne Babe is a winner in 3 of 7 races for a respectable win percentage of 42.8%. He’s racked up quite a bit of earnings in just 7 races, with $530,071 to his name already.
A Painted Dynasty has wins in 4 out of 12 career races for a win percentage of 33.3%. He’s gone winless in four straight races but has entered some difficult events. With that in mind, 5th, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd isn’t the worst that could have happened. In the Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Derby, A Painted Dynasty was 3rd in his most recent race with a time of 19.910 seconds. Uptowne Babe would have had him in that race, if you compare her time with his from the Oklahoma Derby (17.650 seconds). In the Oklahoma Park Derby Trial leading up to that event, A Painted Dynasty was even slower with a time of 20.154 seconds.
The field has their work cut out for them against Trump My Record. There is no one in this event that has come close to trumping his record. He has a win in 8 out of 10 career races for a pristine win percentage of 80%. In just ten races, Trump My Record has compiled $791,153 in earnings for his team. He is coming off back-to-back wins in the Texas Classic Futurity Trial and then won the Texas Classic Futurity (Gr. 1) on November 9. The layoff is the only issue for Trump My Record. If he brings the same form on Sunday, it’s going to be his 9th win in 11 races.
Post Time: 9:02 p.m. CST
400 more yards in Race 8 at Remington Park on Sunday. Premier Corona is bound to catch a few dollars because of the name alone, or turn people off and look elsewhere. It’s going to take an upset for Premier Corona to win. Premier Corona is winless in three career starts, finishing 6th, 2nd, 4th. This is likely a mad dash between the No. 7, 8, and 9 horses. Hit or Miss Kiss has a win on March 12 with a time of 16.332 seconds at 350 yards. However, she followed that up with a race to forget on April 2, finishing 8th at 350 yards.
Her time fell by over a second at 17.946. In her other two starts, Hit or Miss Kiss finished 5th and 7th. Astranomical won as a first-time starter on March 29, 2019 in her debut, but has been winless in two races since. After a long layoff, Astranomical finished 4th in the Derby Trial and then 3rd in the Oklahoma Derby (Gr. 3). She recorded a time of 17.613 seconds after nodding off near the wire. Should still be a threat in a field that isn’t overly strong, though.
Jesse D has a recent win in the Remington Park Derby Trial, but couldn’t finish the deal in the Oklahoma Bred Derby on April 18. He ran a time of 19.862 seconds at 400 yards to reach the Oklahoma Bred Derby, but was unable to keep up in the next race and finished 4th with a recorded time of 19.918 seconds to run slightly slower. This should be an easier event for Jesse D than the Oklahoma Bred Derby. That effort might be good enough to win here. He has a win in 2 of 8 races for a decent career up to this point. He should have a good go of it for a win in Race 8 on Sunday.
Post Time: 9:28 p.m. CST
Another 400-yard race on Sunday night in Oklahoma City at Remington Park. Race 9 will feature 400 yards and a $10,000 purse. Nine quarter horses are scheduled to run in this event. If you follow quarter horse racing, then the name Aint Working might be familiar. He has been coming close in recent starts, but has been just a split second off from a win. Aint Working has placed in the top-2 in five straight races, with a win on January 26 in the Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes Trial.
Aint Working recorded the win with a time of 17.707 seconds at 350 yards. It was a wire-to-wire win for Aint Working, as he edged out Dance Dakota Dance by a neck, which is a decent win when it comes to quarter horse racing. Aint Working improved on that time in the Los Alamitos Maiden Stakes at 17.576 seconds, but Sass Mo Blue was a neck length faster.
Since missing out on the Maiden Stakes at Los Alamitos, Aint Working finished behind Uptowne Girl by a nose for the win in the Oklahoma Derby Trial, and then came just short again in the Oklahoma Derby (Gr. 3) with a time of 17.545 seconds on March 21. It has to be frustrating coming short time after time, but the encouraging sign for Aint Working is that he continues to run in solid form.
Jess Different and Striking Perfection may give Aint Working a good workout in this event. Jess Different has run 3rd and 1st in two career outings, but hasn’t been tested in big events thus far. In the biggest race of his career, Jess Different wasn’t fast enough in the Heritage Place Futurity Trial to move onto the next stage. He finished 3rd with a time of 17.640 seconds at 350 yards. If Aint Working runs a race like he’s capable of, that time would be beaten. In Jess Different’s next race, he won at 330 yards but that was an easier assignment.
Striking Perfection three-peated in the first three races of her career, but then struggled when pressed into duty at a higher class. From May 18, 2019 to September 28, 2019, Striking Perfection was a winner. However, didn’t look to be in good form in the Valley Junction Futurity (Gr. 3), Oklahoma Derby Trial, or Mr Master Bug Stakes (Gr. 3) in his latest entry on April 18. Striking Perfection finished 5th, 5th, 4th in those races, with a recorded time of 17.877 seconds at 350 yards in the Mr Master Bug Stakes. In Aint Working’s best form, Striking Perfection likely doesn’t top him. Aint Working wins this if he brings his “A” game to the dance on Sunday.