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Q-Racing JournalMay 22, 2014
Mary Passmore Kirby’s Slew Of Success looks to push his record to four-for-four during the Remington Park when he starts in the $70,000 Boyd Morris Stakes over 400 yards for Oklahoma-breds on Sunday afternoon.
The Boyd Morris for older horses is one of four stakes for Oklahoma-breds on the program. Also offered is the $70,000 Easy Date Stakes, the $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes (RG3) and the $70,000 FL Lady Big Stakes.
Slew Of Success (Cartel Success-Winnie Ta Poo by Dash Ta Fame) started his Remington Park season with a 1 1/4-length allowance win against open company. The gelding from the Jackie Kirby barn stepped up to state-bred company to take the $70,000 Mr Jet Moore by a length and then fought to a head win over Skuze Pleeze in the $100,000 Sooner State Stakes (RG1).
The three wins during the current season have pushed Slew Of Success’ record to four wins and a second-place run from seven starts at Remington Park.
Joe Williams’ homebred River Wind (Furyofthewind-Dream Diva by First Wrangler) will be dangerous after a close second as the 8-5 favorite in the $121,000 Bank of America Remington Park Challenge (G2). The very consistent gelding from the Michelle Hurdle barn won his two starts before the Bank of America Remington Park Challenge, an allowance race and his trial to the Bank of America Remington Park Challenge.
River Wind has started nine times with four wins, four seconds and a third-place run.
In the 350-yard Easy Date stakes for older distaffers, Painted Laico Bird (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Laico Bird Chic by Call Me Together) is also after her fourth win of the meet.
Charles Hainline and Jimmy Jones’ Painted Laico Bird won a pair of conditioned allowance races and then came through with a class jump to win the $70,000 Mr Master Bug Handicap in her most recent start for trainer Luz Chavira. She showed promise by defeating stakes winner Coronado Cartel by a neck in a deep field.
Owned by Estate of Carl Pevehouse, This Candys Awesome (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Jess Send Candy by Mr Jess Perry) comes off a head win in the $328,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3). She moved forward for trainer Clinton Crawford after finishing a close second in her trial as the 17-10 favorite.
In the 350-yard Jack Brooks Stakes for 3-year-olds, Ellen Kennedy Racing LLC’s Houdini (Valiant Hero-Pure Oklahoma by Takin On The Cash) makes his 2014 debut after a sensational juvenile campaign. After qualifying for the $2.6 million All American Futurity (G1), the gelding finished second to champion Kates Dynasty in the $1 million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) and was third in the $200,000 Southwest Juvenile Championship (G1).
The Luis Villafranco-trained Houdini earned $448,374 with five wins from nine starts.
In the 330-yard FL Lady Bug Stakes for 2-year-olds, Bill Price’s BP Down South (First Down Dash-BP Shes Southern by Southern Cartel) nearly won the $861,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity (RG3) at 21-1 odds. The Eddie Willis-trained miss fought until the final yards before coming up a head short and settled for second. She won her Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity trial for her sole victory from three starts.
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