'Candy Tree' Ready for Junos Request

Distaffers ready for Saturday challenge at Remington Park.

Q-Racing Journal
May 29, 2014

The Estate of Carl Pevehouse’s Send Me A Candy Tree may be the now horse against a wide-open field of fillies and mares in the $50,000 Junos Request Stakes (G2) for distaffers on Saturday night at Remington Park.

The Junos Request supports the $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity (G1), $250,000 Remington Park Championship (G1) and the $257,050 Heritage Place Derby (G2) on the program.

Send Me A Candy Tree (Oak Tree Special-Send Me The Candy by Leaving Memories) is in improving form for trainer Clinton Crawford. She was third in the $56,300 Decketta Stakes (G3) and then stepped up to dominate a $50,000 optional-claiming race by 1 3/4 lengths. She has won seven of her 13 starts at Remington Park with one second and a pair of third-place finishes.

The Dean Frey-owned and -trained Shez Jess Toxic (Take Off Jess-Dashing Fly by Victory Dash) won last year’s Merial Distaff Remington Park Challenge and has been on the board in each of her six starts since that victory. This year, she was third in the $100,000 Charger Bar Handicap (G2) at Los Alamitos and then third in the $29,160 Merial Sam Houston Distaff Challenge.

Reliance Ranches LLC’s A Dream To Remember (Corona Cartel-Hallowed Dreams (TB) by Malagra) comes off a three-quarter-length allowance win for trainer Eddie Willis. She won the 2012 $300,000 Hobbs America Futurity (G2) and qualified for last year’s Ruidoso Derby (G1).

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