Shannon C wins the Oklahoma Classics Dash at Remington Park.
Twice final yr, Welder, the all-time winningest horse in Remington Park historical past with 16 victories, had overwhelmed Shannon C. Twice in 2018, Welder was a straightforward winner over Shannon C.
The fifth time is seemingly the allure as Shannon C lastly acquired one of the best of Welder, who made the ultimate begin of his profession, operating third within the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Dash, offered by The Kaw Nation, on Friday evening right here.
“Shannon has been an iron horse from Day One,” mentioned coach Scott Younger. “Right now was his day. It took some time however he confirmed why his breeders, Bob and Ted (Smith), breed horses to Miranda Diane. It is come full circle now. He acquired that Oklahoma Classics win that we have been capturing for, for what? The previous 4 years.”
It was Younger’s first journey to the winner’s circle in an Oklahoma Classics race in addition to jockey Leandro Goncalves. Welder broke nicely, however veered out to the surface after leaving the gate. Shannon C, a 6-year-old gelding by Latent Warmth, out of the Fistfite mare Miranda Diane, is a horse that likes to shoot for the entrance, however didn’t present that velocity Friday evening. Goncalves was mystified that Shannon C wasn’t on the early lead.
“He is among the quickest horses out of the gate I’ve ever ridden, however not tonight,” mentioned Goncalves. “So, I used to be ready and once I requested him to run, he simply took off and ran like he was one of the best horse in the present day.”
“Leandro mentioned he needed to go to plan B (due to the gradual break) and it labored,” Younger mentioned.
It was the second stakes win in a row to the versatile Shannon C. He had gained the Remington Park Turf Dash Stakes on Sept. 24. That was a 5-furlong dash on the grass. Friday evening’s win was a 6-furlong dash over the quick major observe.
Welder’s proprietor Ra-Max Farms (Clayton Rash of Claremore, Okla.), earlier than the race had wished Younger good luck.
“I am glad if Welder needed to lose it was to this horse,” mentioned Rash. “It is OK. I mentioned earlier than the race that, win or lose, we might be retiring him and we’ll persist with that.”
“We knew it was time and we needed him to retire sound and secure,” mentioned Welder’s coach Teri Luneack. “He has completed every little thing we have ever requested of him and he did not owe us a factor going into this race.”
Now it appears a horse that Welder had overwhelmed by 4-3/4 lengths, 6-1/4 lengths, 6-1/2 lengths, and a neck, the final 4 occasions they confronted one another often is the inheritor obvious as high Oklahoma-bred sprinter on the grounds. Welder had gained this race the previous three years in a row and was making an attempt to tie Highland Ice and Okie Journey for 4 wins on this race.
Shannon C drew away impressively on the finish, successful by three lengths at 5-1 odds. He paid $12.80, $6.40, and $3.20 throughout the board. Younger educated horses ran 1-2 within the race as Mesa Moon (2-1) held off Welder by one size.
The remaining order of end within the Classics Dash was Euromantic (4th), Quick Breakin Money (fifth), No Lak of Velocity (sixth), Fly to the Financial institution (seventh), and D Toz (eighth).
Shannon C earned $78,000 for the win and improved to 27 begins, seven wins, 11 seconds, and two thirds for $368,766 in earnings. He chased early fractions set by Fly to the Financial institution of :22.15 for the primary quarter-mile, :45.30 for the half-mile, :57.68 for five-eighths of a mile, and a remaining time of 1:10.12. He was bred by B and S Racing of Springfield, Mo., the proprietor.
The Dash was the primary win within the Oklahoma Classics for all the connections.
Welder was despatched off because the wagering favourite at 4-5 odds in his remaining race. He finishes his profession with 16 wins at Remington Park and a remaining report of 44 begins, 27 wins, 5 seconds, and 7 thirds for $1,265,031 in earnings. He holds data at Remington Park as the one three-time Horse of the Meet, the six-furlong dash report of 1:08.13 within the 2019 David M. Vance Stakes, three-time Oklahoma Horse of the Yr, the one horse to win 4 stakes races in a single meet at Remington Park, and a report 11 stakes wins in a row right here.
The Oklahoma Classics is a $1,000,000 collection of stakes races dedicated to Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbreds.
Remington Park racing continues Saturday, Oct. 16 with the primary race at 7:07 pm Central.
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