11/08/2014 11:39AM

Shotgun Kowboy chases down favorite to win Clever Trevor


C.R. Trout is in the midst of an incredible run at Remington Park. The breeder-owner-trainer had a stakes triple at the Oklahoma City track Oct. 17 and a week later picked up another stakes at Remington. Trout’s streak continued Friday night, when Shotgun Kowboy rallied through the stretch to catch the 4-5 favorite Bayerd and win the $106,000 Clever Trevor.

The Clever Trevor, for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs, was designed as a local stepping stone to the $250,000 Springboard Mile. Trout said the Dec. 14 race on Remington’s closing-day card is a goal for Shotgun Kowboy.

Shotgun Kowboy ($4) settled several lengths off the pace in the Clever Trevor as Bayerd dueled between rivals through fractions of 23.17 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.84 for the half-mile. The leader shook his foes into the lane as Shotgun Kowboy launched his bid four wide around the final turn. The eventual winner took up the chase in the stretch and got up for a length win in 1:23.48.

“I felt like they were going pretty fast and just got behind them,” said jockey Luis Quinonez, who was aboard Shotgun Kowboy. 

Quinonez said the horse proceeded to close strongly down the lane Friday.

Bayerd, a Saratoga maiden special-weight winner who in September won the Kip Deville over Shotgun Kowboy, was a clear second. It was another four lengths back in third to Dream It Do It.

Shotgun Kowboy earned $66,000 for the win, his second in a stakes following an Oct. 17 score in the Oklahoma Classics Juvenile at Remington. Overall, the horse has won 3 of 4 starts, having launched his career with a 12 3/4-length maiden special-weight score Aug. 15 at Remington. He is a son of Kodiak Kowboy. Trout bred the horse in Oklahoma.