Rarin Takes Mighty Deck Three

The 6-year-old gelding earns a 106 speed index and his first career stakes win.

Q-Racing Journal

A $30,000 claimer during the 2017 Remington meet, Rarin earned his first stakes win on Friday. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

Rarin, a 6-year-old son of champion Inseperable racing for Jesus M. Estrada of Albuquerque, earned his first stakes victory in Friday's 250-yard, $65,500 Mighty Deck Three Stakes (RG3) for Oklahoma-breds at Remington Park.

Ridden by Roberto Meraz Jr. for trainer Fernando Carrete, Rarin defeated AJs High by a head in :12.912. In addition to banking the $36,900 winner's share of the purse, the gelding posted a 106 speed index and his sixth win in eight outs at Remington.

Rarin was making his first start since November 22, when he finished sixth, three lengths behind world champion Jessies First Down, in the 440-yard, $150,000 Zia Park Championship (G1).

"He was a real professional today and was focused," Meraz said of Rarin's performance. "He gave us a good effort and was on his game for sure. He was fighting on through, and when he saw (AJs High) he found another gear."

Rarin was bred by Kathleen O. Matey. A $30,000 claimer during the 2017 Remington meet, Rarin has won eight of 21 starts and has earned $134,260.

Knockemout Capi finished third and was followed by Ferrari James, Cartelscandymachine, Bout Tree Fiddy, PV Eye Desire Candy, Mighty Tamale, and The Only Knockout.

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