O Donovan Rossa Scores Fifth Career Stakes Victory In $54,800 Paul Valley Stakes [G2]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK–MAY 6, 2023–O Donovan Rossa ran his seasonal Remington Park winning streak to two on Saturday, with a hard-fought victory in the Grade 2 Pauls Valley Stakes at 870 yards.

In mid-April, O Donovan Rossa crushed an allowance field around the turn, winning by 10-1/2 lengths. In the Pauls Valley, the competition level skyrocketed with the likes of multiple stakes winners and two-time defending American Quarter Horse Association Distance Champion Wascallywittlewabbit.

Under jockey Bryan Candanosa, O Donovan Rossa launched from his rail post position to grab an early daylight lead. However, Wascallywittlewabbit was not going to let O Donovan Rossa get away as he did in his April test, joining him on the front end as they entered the turn. The