March 18, 2012
The $27,750 Mr Jet Moore Stakes was featured Sunday afternoon at Remington Park. A short but talented field left the starting gate with Wcrseperateandcool spotting his rivals a head-start as he left somewhat slowly. However, he had plenty of energy to rally in the final yards to get up for a head victory over BPs Jumpin Frisco.
Owned by Saul Acosta of Odessa, Texas, and trained by Harvey Baeza, Wcrseperateandcool was ridden by Ricky Ramirez, who let his 7-year-old veteran run his race despite the so-so beginning.
“I let him get going and get his rhythm,” Ramirez said. “He was about a length behind to BPs Jumpin Frisco but had enough once he found his stride.”
Wcrseperateandcool just got up in the final yards for victory. BPs Jumpin Frisco had to settle for a hard-fought second while BV Eye Am First was another half-length back in third. WCRSeperateandcool handled 350 yards over a fast track in :17.886.
At 2-1 in the wagering, WCRSeperateandcool paid $6.60 to win, $4.20 to place and $2.60 to show. BPs Jumpin Frisco returned $3.60 to place and $3 to show. BY Eye Am First paid $3.40 to show. Separate Bet finished fourth as the 7-5 wagering favorite.
The Mr Jet Moore win is the eighth from 18 career starts and first career stakes victory for Wcrseperateandcool. It also marked his first win in two attempts at Remington Park. A gelding by Separatist from the For Really (TB) mare BCR Really Cool, Wcrseperateandcool was bred in Idaho by Bruce Turner. The winner’s check of $15,246 moves his lifetime earnings to $131,205.
The Mr Jet Moore is named after the 1972 world champion who also became a prominent stallion once his racing days came to an end. He won the very first Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos in Southern California, considered the top race for older Quarter Horses in North America. Mr Jet Moore was owned by the late Bob Moore and served his stallion duty at Bob Moore Farms in Norman, Oklahoma.
Jockey Jimmy Brooks won one race Sunday with Eye Aint No Chick ($9.40 to win) in the fourth race. The Blanchard, Oklahoma, resident is now two wins away from his 1,000th American Quarter Horse racing win.
Remington Park live racing resumes on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. The featured stakes events next weekend take place Saturday with the Grade 1, $100,000 Leo Stakes and the Grade 3, $50,000 Decketta Stakes.
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