OKLAHOMA CITY – March 17, 2017 - Oklahoma-breds seeking their second career victory were featured on St. Patrick’s Night at Remington Park. Alli B posted the win, by a nose, over Eye Eye Captain in the $19,800 allowance at 330 yards.
Owned by James Sills of Cedar Hill, Texas and trained by Eddie Willis, Alli B was ridden by Jose Vega. Alli B held on to get the slim victory, battling with Eye Eye Captain for the bulk of the race. The 3-year-old gelding crossed the finish in :16.769 seconds over a fast track. Easy Anichini Dash was third, a head behind the winner.
Away at 9-1 odds in the betting, Alli B paid $21.40 to win, $7.40 to place and $5.20 to show. Eye Eye Captain returned $5.60 to place and $3.80 to show. Easy Anichini Dash paid $9.60 to show. BP Flingin South was the even-money wagering favorite, finishing fourth, beaten a neck.
Bred in Oklahoma by Sills, Alli B is by PYC Paint Your Wagon from the Brimmerton mare Brimmies Alli Bi B. The winner’s share of the feature race was $11,430, running the lifetime earnings for Alli B to $28,898. He has now won two of six career races, with both victories taking place at Remington Park.
Jockey Daniel Torres enjoyed a riding triple on St. Patrick’s Night, scoring first with BP Apollitical Sun ($16 to win) in race two. SR Rumrunner ($13.20) was the second Torres win, taking place in race four. Apollitical Wagon ($16.20) completed the hat trick in the seventh.
The three wins for Torres on Friday increased his season total to six, placing him into a tie for the lead in the jockey standings with Mario Delgado.
Remington Park racing continues Saturday thru Sunday, March 18 & 19. Racing is underway on Saturday at 6pm with Sunday afternoon racing starting at 1:30pm. The featured stakes race this week is on Saturday night with the $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes at 550 yards for 3-year-olds and older.
Tracked by over 119,000 fans on Facebook and 8,400 Twitter followers, Remington Park is the home of the Grade 3, $525,050 Oklahoma Futurity on Saturday, March 25. Remington Park has provided over $166 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Open daily at 10:30am with free parking and admission, Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.
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