OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – She’s a Julie powered to victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks. The three-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality picked up her fourth career win and second stakes win with her impressive performance today.
It was Remedy that claimed the early lead as the ten-horse field broke from the gate at Remington Park. Breaking from post 5 under Ricardo Santana, Jr., She’s a Julie sat just off of Remedy for the entire race with Cosmic Burst always close behind. As they hit the backstretch, it was Remedy and She’s a Julie followed by Cosmic Burst, Testing One Two, and Alberobello. Alberobello was the first to move as they approached the second turn, but she quickly faded as the front-running horses maintained the lead, all the while setting fractions of :23.57, :47.59, and 1:11.47. As they came out of the second turn, the biggest threat appeared to be Hold Her Tight, who came three-wide out of the turn and looked to be game. Cosmic Burst also made a nice move inside but failed to find a hole to the front. She’s a Julie sustained her long run, crossing first by 1 1/2 lengths. Remedy beat Cosmic Burst in a photo for third and Hold Her Tight finished fourth.
“Every time she feels the competition, she keep’s going, she’s one of the fillies who leaves everything on the track,” said Santana, Jr. “She always tries hard. When we turned for home on the lead, I got a little scared because I don’t feel nobody around me but when she didn’t feel the company, she just kept going.”
She’s a Julie earned $120,000 for owners Whispering Oaks Farm LLC, Team Hanley, Bradley Thoroughbreds and Madaket Stables LLC, bringing her record up to 10-4-2-1 for a bankroll of $450,530.
“First I have to thank Steve (Asmussen) and his amazing horses,” Santana, Jr. said. “I’m just really blessed that I can ride them here.”
She’s a Julie returned $3.80 to win, $2.60 to place, and $2.20 to show. Remedy brought back $7.40 to place and $4.80 to show, while Cosmic Burst paid $3.00 to show.