The drop in class was all Summer Revolution needed to make his second outing at Remington Park this meet a winning one in the featured allowance race at one mile on the fast main track Wednesday night.
This 7-year-old gelded son of Summer Bird, out of the Boston Harbor mare Revolutionary Act, sat just off the pace of the front-running Caribbean (AUS), in mid-pack, and pounced at the top of the stretch, passing two horses to get to the wire first at 4-1 odds. Jockey Sophie Doyle sat patiently down the backstretch aboard Summer Revolution as Caribbean set fractions of :23.71 seconds for the opening quarter-mile, :47.09 for the half-mile and 1:11.51 seconds for three-quarters of a mile. That’s when Summer Revolution took over and finished the race in 1:24.36 for seven-eighths of a mile and stopping the timer in 1:37.50.
Summer Revolution finished 2-3/4 lengths in front of the longest shot in the field, Catdaddy (24-1), who was another nose ahead of third-place All West (9-1). The post-time favorite, Aqwaam (8-5), only beat one horse in the field of seven. Caribbean was fifth.
Summer Revolution, owned by Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla., Remington Park’s all-time winningest owner, and trained by Oscar Flores, paid $10 to win, $5.20 to place and $4 to show. The Summer Revolution-Catdaddy exacta returned $178.60 for a $2 play.
Summer Revolution was bred in Kentucky by Camelia Casby. He won $18,198 from the $30,500 purse and improved his career record to 24 starts, eight wins, four seconds and two thirds for $316,590 in his bankroll.
Remington Park racing continues this week, Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 12-14, with the first race nightly at 7:07pm-Central.
Tracked by more than 164,000 fans on Facebook and 10,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $252 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park is open daily for casino gaming and simulcast horse racing. The $200,000 Springboard Mile, the top stakes event for 2-year-olds at Remington Park, is featured on Friday, Dec. 18. The 2020 Thoroughbred Season continues through Sunday, Dec. 20. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.