SM LEXIS CHICK WINS THIRD IN THREE TRIES AT REMINGTON THIS YEAR, TRAINER CLINT CRAWFORD, JOCKEY JUAN PULIDO ALSO WIN THREE

OKLAHOMA CITY - April 27, 2019 – SM Lexis Chick has had three races this 2018 race meet at Remington Park and has won all three, her latest Friday night in a $30,500 starter allowance race.

The 10th race, restricted to 3-year-olds-and-up that had started for a $10,000 claiming price or lower in 2018-19, seemed to be a tough spot from top to bottom, but SM Lexis Chick was able to get up for a victory by a nose as she got the head bob at the wire. Jockey Cody Smith rode the winner for the third time this meet for owner Shelley Goodnight of Park Hill, Okla., and trainer Billy Goodnight. This trainer has an amazing five trips to the winner’s circle this season from just five starts.

The 4-year-old gelded son of Country Chicks Man, out of the SC Chiseled in Stone mare SM Little Lexi Jo, has been nothing but gold at Remington. This was his fourth win from eight tries at Remington lifetime. Lota CAC, who ran second, just missing in Friday’s race, was the 3-1 favorite just barely over the winner, who also went off at 3-1 odds. Third place was Good And Tough, who was only another nose back of second place.

SM Lexis Chick earned $17,222 from the purse to increase his bankroll lifetime to $55,677. He was bred in Oklahoma by Rafter SM Ranch. His record now is 15 starts, four wins, no seconds and three thirds.

It was also a huge night for the trainer-jockey combo of Clint Crawford and Juan Pulido, who scored three times, in consecutive fashion. They combined to win races seven, eight, and nine with the horses Takinthecartelscash ($5.80 to win), Higher Flyin Eagle ($4.60) and Peves Eagleetta ($7.20), respectively.

TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY COCKTAILSNCUPCAKES, WEIGHING IN AT 1,399 POUNDS WINS DEBUT, MAY BE SUPERSTAR IN MAKING

A 2-year-old filly that looms large over her competition physically and with speed, Cocktailsncupcakes, made her debut out of the barn of trainer Jimmy Padgett II and had fans gasping as she blew away a field by a full length after breaking poorly in her debut.

This daughter of Dash Master Jess, out of the Stoli mare Stol A Bunny, opened eyes before she even had stepped foot on the racetrack for an official race. Cocktailsncupcakes stopped the clocker’s watch in 11.30 seconds, with some urging from the gate on Feb. 15 at Remington Park. That was the fastest time of the day for 84 horses working out at 220 yards that day. She then came back in a training race on March 20 here and broke poorly from the gate but it only took a few strides before she went from last to first in 250 yards. She showed a ton of heart in overcoming her poor gate effort with a willingness to win that training event.

Cocktailsncupcakes then schooled in the paddock last week and those who saw her there could not believe she was a 2-year-old, standing past 17 hands high and about 1,400 pounds. Her official weight before entering the saddling paddock on Friday night was 1,399 pounds.

Cocktailsncupcakes won her debut race at 300 yards in a time of 15.817 seconds after breaking badly again, exchanging bumps with the horse outside of her in the gate as they broke together. She once again got her feet under her and proved the best. It will be interesting to see where she goes from this debut. Jockey Rodrigo Vallejo was in the saddle for the victory.

Her speed index wasn’t the greatest at 76, but she has acres of upside that could kick in if she can just break cleanly from the gate. She also only figures to get better at the longer distances with her amazing strides.

Cocktailsncupcakes is owned by Ware Racing and Racing LLC of Millsap, Texas, where she was bred by her owner. The early betting had her at even-money, but she floated back up to 5-2 odds, giving her backers great value. She finished a length ahead of Bad Partner, who ran second, a neck in front of third-place finisher Apollotah.  

Racing continues Saturday night at Remington Park with a 12-race card that starts at 6 p.m.

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