10/08/2011 7:33AM

Remington: Alsvid quickest in first leg of track's 2-year-old series

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Alsvid holds on in the stretch of the Kip Deville despite having set fast early fractions.

Alsvid established himself as the early favorite to sweep Remington Park’s series for 2-year-olds this meet, when he set a torrid pace and kept going for an impressive, 1 1/2-length win in Friday night’s $75,000 Kip Deville. The six-furlong race was the first leg of a series that continues with the $100,000 Clever Trevor in November and the $300,000 Springboard Mile in December.

Alsvid ($11) was pressed through an opening half-mile in 43.76 seconds, and had more in the stretch when chased by runner-up Sum of the Parts and eventual third-place finisher Jake Mo. Alsvid went on to cover the distance in 1:09.04. The win improved his career record to 2 for 2.

“He’s a game racehorse,” said Chris Landeros, who rode the winner for Black Hawk Stable and trainer Chris Hartman.

Alsvid’s connections indicated the horse would be pointed to the Clever Trevor, a seven-furlong race Nov. 11. The horse was a seven-length debut winner at Remington Park on Sept. 8. He is a son of Officer, and his dam, Reagle Mary, is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Buddy Gil.