Zoomin Effortlessly Wins Grade 1 Remington Park Championship
The 6-year-old gelding earns his fifth Grade 1 victory on Saturday.
June 3, 2017
A sharp break from post 2 helped Zoomin Effortlessly score a head victory in Saturday's 440-yard, $250,000 Remington Park Invitational Championship (G1) at Remington Park.
Ridden by Santos Carrizales, Zoomin Effortlessly made his quarter-mile trip in :21.105 and posted a 104 speed index. Edelmiro Carrizales prepped the 6-year-old Zoomin For Bux gelding for owner Telesforo Perrett of Houston, Texas.
Zoomin Effortlessly's six defeated opponents included reigning world champion Jessies First Down, who finished second. At the end of the 2016 season, Jessies First Down had beaten Zoomin Effortlessly twice in New Mexico, first in the 440-yard, $150,000 Zia Park Championship (G1) on November 23, and then in the 440-yard, $350,000 Championship at Sunland Park (G1) on December 31.
"(Jessies First Down) had me beat, a neck or a head, but I was just waiting because I knew my horse has a big kick," said Santos Carrizales. "At the end of the year in New Mexico, he kind of got tired on us, but this year I knew he was fit and he was going to come and run good at 440 yards."
Zoomin Effortlessly was bred in Texas by Tommy Charbula. A one-time claimer, the gelding has won 16 of 27 races, and his nine stakes victories include five Grade 1 scores. The $150,000 winner's share of the Remington Park Championship purse bumped his bankroll to $839,675.
In addition, Zoomin Effortlessly earned a berth in this year's Grade 1, 440-yard Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos Racecourse in California.
Ajs High finished third, 1 1/2 lengths behind Zoomin Effortlessly. Big Lew, Vf Red Surprise, Rockin Disco, and Stevie B First Cash completed the order of finish.
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