Juju’s Map is upset by Hits Pricey Legacy in Remington Oaks

Juju’s Map is upset by Hits Pricey Legacy in Remington Oaks
Photo: Dustin Orona Photography / Remington Park

The locals prevailed in most of the stakes races on Oklahoma Derby day, including the biggest upset of the day in the Grade 3, $210,000 Remington Park Oaks with Hits Pricey Legacy (11-1) taking down Grade 1 winner Juju’s Map.

Juju’s Map, who won the Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland as a 2-year-old and then ran second to Echo Zulu in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Del Mar, could do no better than running third to Hits Pricey Legacy, a multiple stakes winner at the local level.

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Owner-breeder-trainer C.R. Trout won his third race on the Oklahoma Derby day program when his 3-year-old filly by Oklahoma sire Den’s Legacy flew past the front runners, Juju’s Map (1-5) and Free Like a Girl (5-2), shippers who were the top two betting choices.

Hits Pricey Legacy prevailed by two lengths with Free Like a Girl running second, one length ahead of Juju’s Map.

“The plan was for her to sit behind the speed, but I couldn’t hold her anymore,” jockey Jose Alvarez said. He won aboard both of Trout’s stakes winners on Oklahoma Derby day. They also combined for a win with Jackpot Baby in the E.L. Gaylord Stakes.

Trout was taken aback by the huge day his barn was experiencing.

“I don’t have a lot of words to say right now, what this means to our breeding program,” said Trout, who has a farm in Edmond, Okla. “This filly means so much to us. Our crew has done such a great job with these horses. Remington Park has always been my favorite track, and it always will be.”

It was the first win for all the connections in the Oaks. Hits Pricey Legacy, who is out of the Concord Point mare High Price Hit owned by Trout, has been a monster since she returned to the track from nearly a year off.

She last raced on Dec. 17, 2021, before making her first start this fall in the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes in the fillies division, winning that one by 4 1/2 lengths.

She has won three of her last four starts, losing only in the $100,000 Trapeze Stakes at Remington Park on Dec. 17. She ran third, beaten nine lengths by Optionality. Her third win in this recent skein was a trip to the winner’s circle in the $75,000 Slide Show Stakes for 2-year-old Oklahoma-bred fillies at Remington Park on Nov. 12, 2021.

Hits Pricey Legacy paid $24 to win, $7.40 to place and $2.20 to show Sunday. The filly earned $130,000 for the victory and improved in her career to 7: 4-2-1. The win took her career earnings to $269,355.

The running time for the winner was 1:45.39 covering 1 1/16 miles of the fast main track. Hits Pricey Legacy followed early fractions of 24.46, 49.13, 1:14.15 and 1:38.84.

The remaining order of finish, in order from fourth, was Hannah’s Haven, Cleopatras Charge, Bionica, Rollin Chrome and My Friend Amy.

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