11/27/2015 8:23PM

Royal Lion, Go No Go top pair of Friday stakes


Royal Lion roared from off the pace for a 5 1/4-length win over Mr. N in the $75,000 Don McNeill on Friday at Remington Park. The race was one of two stakes on the card, both restricted to 2-year-olds bred in Oklahoma. Go No Go accounted for the $75,000 Slide Slow.

Royal Lion ($3.20) settled off the frontrunners, as Weknewuweretrouble took the field through fractions of 23.44 seconds for the opening quarter, 48.19 for the half-mile, and 1:14.66 for six furlongs. Royal Lion took over in the stretch and went on to cover the mile on a sloppy track in 1:40.80.

Deshawn Parker was aboard for trainer Clinton Stuart.

Royal Lion races for 7 Cedars Farm. He was bred by John James Revocable Trust.

In the Slide Show for 2-year-old fillies, Go No Go rallied from well back for a length win over  the favorite Hailstorm Slew. It was another head back in third to Another Bond Girl.

Go No Go ($11.80) had one horse beat early on as Vizzy took the field through an opening half-mile in 48.14. Go No Go then began to advance and put in a determined stretch bid while covering the mile on a sloppy track in 1:43.27.

C.J. McMahon rode the winner for trainer Bret Calhoun.

Go No Go is a daughter of Archarcharch, and she was bred by owner Forrest Hills Farm.

** Jockey Jareth Loveberry had a double on the card and will enter Saturday’s program at Remington one win from his 1,000th victory in North America.