OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Walking L Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Envoutante took over in mid-stretch and drew off late to win Sunday’s $100,000 Remington Park Oaks (G3).
The Kenny McPeek-trained Envoutante was the 1/5 heavy favorite as she broke from post 4 under David Cabrera and settled into a close stalking position.
Hotasapistol led through the opening 1/2-mile before Paige Anne made a two-wide move to the lead in the far turn. Envoutante followed hot on her trail and took her shot at the top of the stretch.
Taking over command at the 1/8 pole, Envoutante drew off despite being late to change leads and won the 1 1/16-mile fast dirt route by 3 1/4 lengths in 1:43.36.
“I watched some tape of her when she was at Gulfstream Park and she looked uncomfortable there, so my main thing was just to get her comfortable,” Cabrera said. “So I put her on the outside and she felt comfortable. When we went to the lead in the stretch, she pricked her ears and I said, ‘Uh-oh,’ so I got her attention with the left stick and that’s when she just drew away.”
Paige Anne held second by 3/4 of a length over Seattle Slang, while Trixie Racer was fourth.
Jeweled Princess, Curls and Bows, Darlene Strong, and Hotasapistol completed the order of finish in the field restricted to 3-year-old fillies.
Envoutante’s win was her first at the stakes level and came after finishing third in the Ashland (G1) and most recently fourth in the Alabama (G1). The daughter of Uncle Mo improved her record to 8-3-1-2 with $215,595 earned.
Envoutante returned $2.60 to win, $2.10 to place, and $2.10 to show. Paige Anne brought back $4.20 to place and $3 to show, while Seattle Slang paid $3 to show.