OKLAHOMA CITY – Cassatt resumed her winning ways by going gate to wire in the $102,300 She’s All In Handicap for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and upward.
The 4-year-old gray daughter of Tapit, out of the Giant’s Causeway mare, Justenufftime, has now won 7 of 12 lifetime starts. Her race winnings of $60,000 for owner Fox Hill Farms, Inc. of Lexington, Ky. has pushed her lifetime earnings to $665,233. She covered the one mile & 70 yard distance in 1:42.96 over a main track rated sloppy.
Winning jockey Ramon Vazquez put her on the lead from the start and controlled the pace throughout. “I sent her to the lead. She’s a nice filly, loves to go to the lead and fight with the other horses,” said Vazquez.
Winning trainer Larry Jones gave much credit for the win to the jockey, “Ramon just sat so well. I knew his chilly hands would probably suit this filly really well and he did great.”
Her previous start was a disappointing fifth versus allowance company at Keeneland in October. “We waited all summer trying to get her back and healthy and going again. After the Keeneland race it looked like ‘Oh geez, I hope she needed it.’ Apparently she did, she’s back,” said Jones.
Cassatt was the second-choice in the wagering at 8-5 odds and paid $5.60 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.20 to show. She held off the serious challenge of Ribbon Of Darkness, who closed up the rail to lose by a neck and pay $5.80 to place and $3 to show. Savings Account, the beaten even-money favorite, stalked and made a tepid bid to finish third and pay $2.40 to show.
Cassatt was bred in Kentucky by Mt. Brilliant Farm.
The win for Vazquez was one of his three wins on the day, which enabled him to finish in a tie for the leading jockey title with C.J. McMahon. Both riders finished the season with 87 wins.
Vazquez won the Remington Park leading jockey title in both 2013 and 2014. This was the first year that McMahon rode at Remington Park.
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Source: Remington Park