Rapid Redux Is A 3-5 Favorite To Take Tuesday's Starter Allowance And Tie A Modern U.S. Record For Most Wins In A Year

Rapid Redux Is A 3-5 Favorite To Take Tuesday's Starter Allowance And Tie A Modern U.S. Record For Most Wins In A Year

LAUREL, MD. 12-09-11---Rapid Redux has been established as the 3-5 morning line favorite by Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli in Tuesday’s 6th race, a $17,000 starter allowance. Rapid Redux, who broke the record for consecutive wins last month at Mountaineer Park with his 20th straight score, looks to tie the modern-day United States record for victories in a calendar year, currently shared by Citation (1948) and Roseben (1905) at 19.

The North American record is owned by Puerto Rico-based Camarero, who won 29 straight races in 1955 and another 19 consecutive a year earlier during a 56-win streak. Luke Blackburn won 22 races in 1880.

Rapid Redux, who will start from the rail, is a perfect 18-of-18 in 2011.

Six runners are set to face Rapid Redux in the 1-1/16 mile test for horses who have started for a claiming price of $5,000 or less in 2010 or 2011. During the win-streak Rapid Redux has faced an average of 4.7 rivals per race.

Tuesday, December 13-Race 6

PP Horse Jockey Trainer Odds Notes
1 Rapid Redux J.D. Acosta David Wells 3-5  20 wins in 354 days   
2 Awesome Rhythm Abel Castellano John Rigattieri 6-1 3-of-13 in 2011
3 Derwins Prospector Kevin Navarro  Charles Frock  30-1   one-for-13 lifetime
4 No Brakes Xavier Perez Kathy Sancuk 5-1   six wins in 15 starts this year
5 Shamroge  Ricardo Chiappe Juan Vazquez 8-1 four wins at distance
6 First Nite  Erick Rodriguez  Hamilton Smith 10-1    won at this level in last start
7 Zosogood Hector Ramos Tony Wilson  12-1     three straight wins at Monmouth   

“It is typical about what we have been running against,” said owner Robert Cole. “We have to go out and win one more. It is not going to last forever. We just hope Tuesday isn’t our day to get beat. I know it can happen at any time.”

Cole, a Baltimore County native, claimed the son of Pleasantly Perfect at Penn National for $6,250 on October 13, 2010. The win-streak began December 2, 2010 at Penn National. Since then, the gelding has won 21 of 22 races with earnings of $246,694.

Cole and trainer David Wells have sent their star to seven different tracks at distances from five-furlongs to 1-1/8 miles, using seven riders. J.D. Acosta, who has been aboard six times during the streak, has the mount.

“We have to go with the game plan which is going to the lead,” said Acosta. “I am grateful to have the chance to ride. This is something the big name jockeys get to do and I am really happy to have the opportunity.”

Rapid Redux earned his 19th straight victory at Laurel Park on October 27 to tie Zenyatta and Peppers Pride in the record book and has won three other races here (January 12, February 16 & March 3) during the streak.

Post time for Tuesday’s sixth race is 2:55 p.m. Eastern. The race will be broadcast live on HRTV and streamed live on www.drf.com.