First Prize Diamonds is Best in Decketta
The mare comes off of a long layoff to score at Remington Park.
April 1, 2017
Gary W. Harstack's First Prize Diamonds rallied toward the middle of the track and scored a half-length victory in Saturday's 350-yard, $51,602 Decketta Stakes (G3) for fillies and mares at Remington Park.
Trained by Gerry McLean and aided by a reported 9-mph tail wind, First Prize Diamonds stopped the timer in :17.351 and earned a 93 speed index under jockey James Flores. The $30,810 winner's share of the purse from her second stakes win increased the 4-year-old Carters Cartel mare's earnings to $98,854 from 12 outs.
First Prize Diamonds was making her first start since November 12, when the mare sprinted to a clear 2 1/4-length win as the odds-on favorite in the 350-yard, $64,000 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby (R) at Will Rogers Downs. A $20,000 claimer during the 2016 Remington Park meet, the mare has won seven races, and her resume includes a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Card Games, in last year's Speedhorse Derby at Fair Meadows at Tulsa.
Sudden Separation finished second and was followed by Miss Feet Down First, Send Me Good Candy, Rvaliant Chick, Miss Aguilar, Memphis D Nasty, Cautionsly, Southern Lulu, and Cb Come Fly With Me.
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