Alidoon on top of her game, Smith trains three winners, Hamilton rides four


Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 10:03 am
By: News 9


For Immediate Release
Friday, October 31, 2008
 
OKLAHOMA CITY - Lightly raced to this point in 2008, Alidoon is making the most of each opportunity. She rolled to her second straight win on Halloween Night at Remington Park, defeating open company rivals in a $32,750 optional allowance feature.

Owned by John James Revocable Trust of Dewey, Okla. and trained by Kenny Smith, Alidoon was ridden by Quincy Hamilton. She came off a six-month layoff in May with a second-place effort in an allowance race at Prairie Meadows in Iowa. The 5-year-old mare followed the comeback effort with a resounding victory by seven lengths in last month's Oklahoma Classics Distaff.

Halloween's effort found Alidoon pressing the pace set by Song Bird Too in the
1 mile-70 yards race before pouncing to the lead as the field left the final turn. In the clear by three lengths during the stretch run, Alidoon held off the late run of Light Lace who settled for second, three-quarters of a length behind the winner. Alidoon crossed the finish in 1:41.78 over a fast track.

Away from the starting gate at 3-1 odds, Alidoon paid $8.40 to win, $5.40 to place and $4.40 to show. Light Lace returned $8.60 to place and $7.20 to show. Rhododendron was third and paid $5.80 to show.

A winner of two of three starts this year and eight of 16 in her career, Alidoon has won four races overall at Remington Park. The Oklahoma-bred daughter of Muldoon from the Slew City Slew mare Allezalaplage earned $20,424 for her Halloween score to run the lifetime bankroll to $129,153.

Smith also saddled the winner of the second race on Halloween for the John James Revocable Trust in Lucky Tip ($6.60 to win), also ridden by Hamilton. His third win on the night, also ridden by Hamilton, was Traffic Sign ($3.60) who is owned by Toby Keith's Dream Walkin Farms of Norman, Okla.

The training triple for Smith gives him nine wins for the season.

Hamilton also won aboard Huntersrunaway ($10.40) in race four. His riding quadruple catapulted him into third-place in the jockey standings with 36 wins. He's nine behind the leader Luis Quinonez and his 45.

Remington Park's 20th Anniversary Thoroughbred Season continues Saturday with a nine-race program beginning at 6:30 p.m.