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Oliviaofthedesert Squeaks By In Trapeze
Credit: Dustin Orona Photography

Oliviaofthedesert Squeaks By In Trapeze

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Susan Moulton’s Oliviaofthedesert squeaked by up the rail to narrowly take Friday’s $60,000 Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park.

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The even-money favorite under David Cabrera, Oliviaofthedesert rallied from mid-pack in the stretch and managed to get her head down on the wire first, completing the fast dirt mile route in 1:39.39.

The early pacesetter Tiz Splendid News, sandwiched between the three-wide wall at the finish, finished in a dead heat for second with Simply Sovereign.

Cecile’s ChapterSorority RowFast N Fine WorkerCredit EnhancementSilver DevilPaydiem, and Run Slewpy Run completed the order of finish.

Miss Twenty was scratched from the race restricted to juvenile fillies.

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Oliviaofthedesert’s win was her second straight following a score against Churchill Downs optional claiming rivals and improved her overall record to 7-3-0-2. The Kenny McPeek-trained Bernardini filly, purchased for $320,000 last year, has now earned $181,822.

Oliviaofthedesert returned $4.20 to win, $2.40 to place, and $2.20 to show. Tiz Splendid News brought back $2.60 to place and $3.20 to show, while Simply Sovereign paid $2.10 to place and $2.80 to show.

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