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Texas Horse of the Year Ivan Fallunovalot Returns to Remington with Sharp Win

Ivan Fallunovalot (Photo by Dustin Orona Photography)

Ivan Fallunovalot (Photo by Dustin Orona Photography)

Ivan Fallunovalot, the 2015 Texas Horse of the Year and champion sprinter a year ago at Remington Park, returned Thursday night to ready for stakes competition. Coming off a seven-month layoff, the 6-year-old gelding pulled clear to win by two lengths while handling six furlongs in a quick 1:08.72 over a good main track.

Owned by Lewis Mathews Jr. of Bismarck, Ark. and trained by Tom Howard, Ivan Fallunovalot was ridden by Lindey Wade. The veteran tracked pace-setting A M Milky Way for the first half-mile before gunning for the lead, taking over with just over a furlong to go. Apprehender rallied from over 10 lengths back in last after the opening quarter-mile to gain second. Medal Of Courage made a bid behind the winner early in the stretch but settled for third, 2-1/2 lengths behind the winner.

Ivan Fallunovalot used the $40,000 allowance event as a comeback prep-event to ready for the $150,000 David M. Vance Sprint on Sept. 25. The Vance Sprint is one of 10 stakes races on the big Oklahoma Derby Day program. Ivan Fallunovalot won the race a year ago when it was known as the Remington Park Sprint Cup.

The heavy wagering favorite at 3-5 odds, Ivan Fallunovalot paid $3.20 to win, $2.80 to place and $2.40 to show. Apprehender paid $20.80 to place and $8.60 to show. Medal Of Courage returned $4.80 to show.

The win was the 13th from 22 career starts for Ivan Fallunovalot, a Texas-bred gelding by Valid Expectations from the Horse Chestnut (SAF) mare Flashdance Missy. He earned $23,898 for the score to up his lifetime bankroll to $560,808. He was bred by Eileen Hartis.

(from Remington Park news release)


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  1. First off a 7 month layoff. Got a little tired at the end and needed this one. Without a doubt think second race after layoff will be better. Should be perfect for David Vance sprint around three weeks from now. Lookout!