Late night quarter horse racing at Remington Park on Thursday in Oklahoma City. Post time for Race 1 is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CST, and the final race is scheduled for 9:54 p.m. CST. If you want to bet on something at a little more of a normal time in the evening, then Remington Park is providing what you’re looking for. Gulfstream Park will dominate the afternoon horse racing slate, and then Remington Park will get the spotlight in the evening. If you’re not able to get in on the earlier races, you can still bet later in the evening up to around 10:00 p.m. CST.
New to quarter horse racing? Things can get a bit wild on what amounts to drag racing with horses. It’s an all out dash to the wire. If waiting a mile or even 6 furlongs is too long for you, quarter horse racing only takes seconds to complete. I was doing quite well picking winners at Louisiana Downs during their quarter horse meet, though Remington Park has been more of a struggle. Having said that, there’s still time to get going in the right direction in OKC, and I haven’t played Remington Park too much. Head below for our free Remington Park selections for May 7, 2020.
Post Time: 9:02 p.m. CST
Distance: 300 Yards
Ten horses will hit the starting gate for a 300-yard dash worth $10,300. G Sixty Five, Hes a Kingman, and Candy Moon Fling are likely going to have it tough on Thursday evening. Candy Moon Fling is getting +1500, but I’d like to see her closer to +2000. She has a win in 1 of 6 races, with her win coming on September 29, 2019. That was at 250 yards with a time of 13.442 seconds. However, she finished outside of the top-4 in 4 of her previous 5 races. 3rd on July 26, 2019, her first race, was the next best effort besides the win.
Hes a Kingman has a win in 9 races, which was on September 22, 2019 at the Prairie Meadows quarter horse meet. In one start at Remington Park, Hes a Kingman looked really flat, though. He completed 330 yards at 17.232 seconds for 9th. He was unable to keep up at all and fell back without any kick.
G Sixty Five won his first race on September 28, 2019 and hasn’t been as sharp since then. He got the win by 17.096 seconds at 330 yards, but then slowed down considerably thereafter. G Sixty Five finished 7th, 3rd, and then 10th in his most recent outing on April 9. That was good for dead last in a ten-horse field. For an upset pick, Candy Sign is probably your best option. She has been coming on stronger of late, having placed in 2nd on March 13 and then a win on April 9 with a time of 15.449 seconds. She was the favorite and proved to be the best.
Candy Sign might be able to compete with Better Check My Fire and Catchin Train B. Better Check My Fire has a win in 11 races, with her win coming on September 15, 2019 at Prairie Meadows. She was clocked at 13.408 seconds for that 250-yard win, but has been less successful when competing at longer distances. She followed that win up with 3rd against five other horses at 350 yards on September 29, 2019. And in her most recent race, October 10th, 2019, Better Check My Fire had no fire to finish 6th.
Another potential contender Ivory Storm Cat, has a win in 14 races, with the victory coming a while ago on March 10, 2019. Since then Ivory Storm Cat has gone winless in 8 straight entries, and showed in just one of them. She’s finished 5th in back-to-back outings going into Thursday. The biggest threat in this event, Catchin Train B, who is used to racing against faster horses, should find this assignment easy.
Catchin Train B won on October 4, 2019 with a time of 13.420 at 250 yards in a wire-to-wire victory. He followed that up with 7th, 2nd, 10th in his previous three performances. He looked much better in the 300-yard race to place with a time of 15.266 seconds, but way out of his element at 350 yards and finished in 10th the next race. This should be the most beatable field he’s raced against in a long time. Tough day if he does anything else but win this event.
Post Time: 9:28 p.m. CST
Race 9 will go a little longer than the previous event, as a ten-horse will look for 1st after a 330-yard dash. This is the feature race with a purse size of $12,550. Devil of Ramadi will be the most unlikely participant to grab the top prize. He’s had success recently, with a win in his most recent outing on April 2 with a time of 17.784 seconds.
However, that was a shared win with Cash for Willie, as they hit the wire at the exact same time. Political Candy finished at 17.785 so it was clearly a three-way win. A photo was unable to determine a clear winner. It was the 2nd “win” of Devil of Ramadi’s career after a win on July 6, 2018 as well. This is going to be a tougher assignment for Devil of Ramadi on Thursday.
Born to B Bad, Pricey Girl, and Bv Comeback Kid face an uphill battle in Race 9, too. Born to B Bad has wins in 11 of 37 races, but doesn’t have a win since June 30, 2019. He’s gone without a win in five straight races. His latest performance was a dud, as he finished 8th at a time of 110 yards in a mad dash.
It took just 6.949 seconds to complete the race, but that isn’t fast when we’re talking about 110 yards. 330 yards likely isn’t going to be to his liking. He’s used to a lot of 110-yard races and some 250-yard events sprinkled in, but anything over 300 yards is likely going to be an issue. Bv Comeback Kid has been way off the pace in recent memory, with finishes of 8th, 4th, 4th, 7th in his most recent outings dating back to September.
Accountably might be the best option for an upset win. He has won 3 of 19 races, with most of his poor performances coming in stakes racing. In his last performance, Accountably finished 9th in the Eastex Stakes, 3rd in the Indiana Championship Stakes on October 26, 2019, and 5th in the Bradford Stakes on July 6, 2019. In his last two allowance events, Accountably was 2nd and 1st.
Dickey Bob and Danjer will likely be major contenders in Race 9. Dickey Bob is looking to four-peat and notch his 4th straight win on Thursday. He’s a winning quarter horse in 13 of 24 races for a nice win percentage of over 50%. On March 13 he won at 300 yards with a time of 15.167 seconds, 11.939 seconds at 220 yards on October 11, 2019, and 15.132 seconds at 300 yards on September 8, 2019. Including that hat-trick, Dickey Bob has won 4 of his last 5 races.
That’s impressive, but Danjer is a stakes racer that has competed in some big events and has had success. Danjer is a winner in 6 of 13 races and finished in the top-3 in every race except his first outing on May 3, 2019. Since that point, Danjer has finished in the top-3 in 12 straight races. And these aren’t easy contests either. He finished 2nd in the Championship at Sunland Park Stakes on December 29, 2019 with a time of 20.959 seconds at 440 yards. 3rd in the Zia Park Quarter Horse Championship Stakes on December 1, 2019 with a time of 21.588 seconds.
His best performance recently was a win in the First Down Dash Stakes on September 1, 2019 at 440 yards. This distance shouldn’t bother him at all on Thursday. It’s a shorter race than his usual events. I’m siding with Danjer to get the win in the feature event at Remington Park on Thursday night.