10/19/2008 12:00AM

Euphony finds a seam in Remington Oaks

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Euphony won her third straight stakes race Saturday night, when she got through in upper stretch and barreled home a 2 1/4-length winner in the $75,000 Remington Park Oaks.

The one-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies was the richest of three stakes on the card.

Euphony ($4.60) settled in fourth along the rail as Fabulous Babe led the field through six furlongs in 1:14.06. The eventual winner waited for racing room on the final turn, found a seam in upper stretch, and jetted to the lead. She covered the distance on firm turf in 1:38.43.

"The whole race I was in a box, with no way out," said Cliff Berry, who rode Euphony for trainer Donnie Von Hemel. "We were lucky to get through."

Euphony came into the Remington Park Oaks off wins in the $50,000 DeBartolo at Louisiana Downs in July, and the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Oaks in September. Overall, she has won 6 of 8 starts and $227,200. She is a daughter of Forest Wildcat and races for her breeder, Pin Oak Stable.

Phoenician Moon rallies to win Gaylord

Phoenician Moon ($9.60) rallied from off a hot pace for a length and a quarter win in the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial for 2-year-old fillies. Shining Moment, who led through fractions of 21.82 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.70 for the half-mile, held second. Martin Escobar rode Phoenician Moon, who covered the distance on a fast track in 1:17.74.

"It was a perfectly timed ride," said Lynn Chleborad, who trains Phoenician Moon for Poindexter Thoroughbreds.

Phoenician Moon won her maiden at Prairie Meadows in August, and finished second in the track's $50,000 Debutante in September before her start in the Gaylord.

* Awsugahnow ($10.80) got through along the inside on the final turn of the $50,000 Ada, then rallied between horses through the stretch for a neck win in the six-furlong race for fillies and mares. She covered the distance on a fast track in 1:10.30. Eddie Martin Jr. rode the winner for trainer Ian Wilkes.