November 17, 2020/ 1 p.m. (ET)
Remington Park will have 10 races on Wednesday, here is a look at a couple of them.
Maiden Special Weight - (Purse - $29,000) Seven 2-year-old fillies, along with two first-timers, will go one mile in a two-turn race.
#1 Paydiem (4/1) has experience at RP, 2-0-0-2, and finished a distant third at this distance the last time out. The daughter of Carpe Diem is a closer.
#2 Crescendo Billing (10/1) has yet to hit the board in four races, two of which have been at Remington Park. She has some early speed. Neither trainer Danielle Dunham or Bryan McNeil have a win during the current meet at RP.
#3 Qaswara (2/1) finished a distant second, in the same race that included Paydiem and Crescendo Billing, as she encountered trouble at the beginning. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the daughter of PioneeroftheNile demonstrated improvement over her first outing and has had one workout since that last race. Works off the pace with some closing ability. #
4 California Katie (4/1) has shown improvement in each of her last two races and was second two starts ago at this level and distance. Has okay speed. 0-for-2 against Paydiem though she will be getting blinkers for the first time.
#5 Blame It On Blew (3/1) earned a third-place showing in her second career start. Stretching out to this distance for the first time. Has some speed though the daughter of Kentucky Brew likes to work off the pace.
#6 Tango Cinco (10/1) is making her debut. Has produced two decent training sessions with the last one coming over five furlongs.
#7 Flurry of Feathers (12/1) is also making her debut. The daughter of Lea was purchased for $25,000 last year. Trainer Shawn Davis’ horses have thrived at this distance over the last year, winning at a $31% rate.
Best Bets: Win Bet: #3. Exacta Box: #3, #6, #1.
Race 3 - Maiden Special Weight (Purse - $36,975)
Eight horses, including one first-timer along with one filly, will go five-and-one-half furlongs in this one.
#1 Sure Okie (6/1) is coming off a race where he led for a good portion of the five-and-one-half furlong event the last time out before weakening and fading as he ended up fourth. He does like to run near the front. 3 Native Okie (5/1) stalked the pace and even led at one point before the bid came up empty and he ultimately finished fifth a little more than five-lengths behind the winner in a five-and-one-half furlong event. The son of Central Banker was bought for $32,000 back in 2018.
#4 Good N Gorgeous (12/1) is making his debut. Good N Gorgeous i coming off a fantastic four-furlong workout on Nov. 10, finishing the training session in 47.8 seconds. Prior to that workout, he had shown improvement in his previous three-furlong training session.
#5 Wrangled (8/1) used a strong inside close to move up four spots down the stretch to finish four in his debut. While Wrangled has not produced solid training sessions, he has been working out at least and trainer Francisco Bravo’s horses have a 21% strike rate coming off a 31-60 day layoff and a 26% winning percentage in maiden special weight events over the past year.
#6 Hallies Dream (5/1) is arguably the fastest horse and the only horse that has really demonstrated any early speed. The 3-year filly, who stopped after dueling with a foe in her last outing, gets some distance relief -- Hallies Dream has six cashes in eight career events, which includes 66.7% of those races going the current distance and 50% at RP. Jockey David Cabrera
#7 Love My Ride (3/1) is coming off a third-place finish at this distance on Nov. 1. That outing was the 4-year-old gelding’s first outing since last December.
I really like Hallies Dream and Good N Gorgeous. But this is a wide-open affair.
Best Bet Exacta box: 6, 4.