Square Expectation wins allowance race

Monday, July 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Square Expectation fought off a challenge down the stretch to win Sunday's featured $11,500 allowance race for Thoroughbreds at Remington Park.

Square Expectation had taken the lead by the time the field of 12 had covered a quarter-mile of the six furlongs. Keep The Silver challenged Square Expectation throughout the stretch before winning by a length in 1:12.02 over the fast main surface. Badness came in third.

The heavy 3-5 choice of the wagering public, Square Expectation paid $3.40 to win, $2.20 to place and $2.40 to show. Keep The Silver paid $3 to place and $3.40 to show. Badness returned $4.40 to show.

The win was the second from 11 career attempts for Square Expectation who has now made $43,010.

Jockey Nena Matz won three races aboard Thoroughbreds. She scored with Miss Wiserequest ($9.60 to win) in the second race, Our Lady Megan ($11.80) in the third and Platinum Rose ($12.80) in the sixth.

Matz has won five Thoroughbred races during the Mixed Meeting, leading Cliff Berry, who won on Square Expectation, by one.

The Mixed Meeting continues on Friday at Remington Park with a trial to determine the qualifiers for the Grade I Remington Park Quarter Horse Futurity and the Grade I Remington Park Quarter Horse Derby.