10/10/2010 10:22PM

Jones family strikes again with No Such Word

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No Such Word, under Terry Thompson, collects her third stakes victory in her last four starts in Sunday's Remington Park Oaks.

OKLAHOMA CITY - No Such Word overwhelmed the competition in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on Sunday, when she circled the field en route to a 6 1/2-length win. It was the second win in the race for the husband and wife training team of Larry and Cindy Jones, who last year sent Payton d’Oro to town.

No Such Word, meanwhile, won her third stakes from her last four starts on Sunday, behind the Go for Wand at Delaware Park in June and the Monmouth Park Oaks in August.

“She seems to be getting better, in the best of hands,” said Brereton Jones, who bred and owns No Such Word. “When good people get hold of a good horse, anything can happen.”

Larry Jones, who is an assistant to his wife, Cindy, saddled No Such Word for her on Sunday. He had won last year’s Remington Park Oaks shortly before he retired from training. Brereton Jones, who is no relation to Larry and Cindy Jones, said a decision on No Such Word’s plans for the remainder of the year would be made after he confers with the couple. No Such Word shipped into Remington last week from Delaware Park.

Sunday, she broke a step slow in the Remington Oaks and found herself much farther off the pace than usual as American Story and Machorina made for some lively fractions.

“I knew they were going to go quick. I didn’t think we’d get a 21 [second] first quarter,” said Terry Thompson, who rode No Such Word. “But, we were in last.”

However, Thompson said No Such Word was comfortable, so he was comfortable. And when he called on her approaching the final turn, she made a sustained run to the wire. No Such Word covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:43.24, and paid $3.60 as the 4-5 favorite. It was the second Remington Park Oaks win for Thompson, who last year was aboard Payton d’Oro.

American Story, a Southern California shipper who was undefeated in two starts heading into the race, held second. It was another two lengths back in third to Speedacious.

No Such Word is a daughter of Canadian Frontier.

The Remington Oaks was one of five stakes on the card, with the races worth a cumulative $825,000. In the richest event, the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby, Pleasant Prince powered to a four-length win and paid $6.60. Remington handled $1,646,788 on its 10-race card from all-sources, which was up 22 percent over last year’s Oklahoma Derby Day handle of $1,347,635.


• Schramsberg became the fifth stakes winner produced by champion Serena’s Song when he darted through a wall of horses to overtake pacesetter Kate’s Main Man nearing the wire in the $150,000 Remington Green. He won by a neck, while it was another head back in third to Strike Again.

Schramsberg ($21.40) was a private purchase from the Bob and Beverly Lewis Trust earlier this year by Bobby Hammer, with the aspirations of eventually standing the well-bred horse at stud in the Southwest. Schramsberg certainly raised his profile in the Green.

He settled some eight lengths off the pace early, advanced into the final turn, and found room through the lane to catch Kate’s Main Man and cover 1 1/16 miles on firm turf in 1:43.18. Ramsey Zimmerman rode the winner for trainer Chris Hartman.

Schramsberg is a 4-year-old by Storm Cat. The other stakes winners that Serena’s Song has produced are Harlington, Grand Reward, Serena’s Tune and Sophisticat.

• All About Allie ($9.40) remained undefeated in three starts, when she moved to the lead inside the furlong grounds of the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial for 2-year-old fillies and rolled home by four lengths. The winner covered the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.23. Shane Laviolette rode All About Allie for Sanders Brothers and trainer David Whited. It was the second stakes win for the filly, who won the $50,000 Lady Razorback last month at Louisiana Downs. Fiscal Policy, the $50,000 Bassinet winner last month at River Downs, was scratched from the Gaylord.

• Double Espresso ($4.40) surged past Vertical Vision late for a half-length win in the $50,000 Flashy Lady for fillies and mares going six furlongs. She covered the distance in 1:09.26. Cliff Berry was aboard Double Espresso for Gold Mark Farm and trainer Tom Amoss. Earlier this year, Double Espresso was fourth to recent Grade 2 Thoroughbred Club of America winner Dubai Majesty in the Grade 3 Winning Colors at Churchill Downs.