Mixed Fantasy Tops Pauls Valley

Distance runners, Oklahoma-breds ready at Remington Park.

Q-Racing Journal
April 3, 2014

JK Running Horses LLC’s Mixed Fantasy, undefeated from three starts at 870 yards, races for his fifth-straight win and third-stakes win during that span when he heads the $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes (G3) over 870 yards during a stakes doubleheader with Oklahoma-breds racing in the $70,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes (R) at Remington Park.

All American Derby (G1) runner-up Bon Accord makes his 2014 debut in the Mr Jet Moore.

Mixed Fantasy (Okey Dokey Fantasy-Mixin Sixin by Streakin Six) has been spotless since taking a $10,000 claiming race back in September at Prairie Meadows. The then-3-year-old gelding immediately jumped up to the stakes division to go from gate to wire on the lead in the 870-yard Covered Bridges Stakes (G3) and win by 2 1/2 lengths.

The Kenny Laymon-trained Mixed Fantasy made his 2014 in the $35,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes over 550 yards at Remington Park. He scored by three-quarters of a length over Pauls Valley rival Emperor Valerian (Heza Fast Dash-Sheeza Lil Val by Dashing Val) and that effort to set him up in good order for the Pauls Valley.

Horton Racing LLC’s homebred Call Her Hero (Valiant Hero-Shady Caller (TB) by Caller I.D.) has won half of her 12 starts at 870 yards and was a close third in the $100,000 Red Cell Distance Challenge Championship (G1) last fall at Los Alamitos. The Charlton Hunt-trained mare won the $26,000 Red Cell Prairie Meadows Distance Challenge (G3) and was then third to Mixed Fantasy in the Covered Bridges at 7-5 odds.

Dusty Rose Ranch LLC’s homebred Docs Dusty Okie (Okey Dokey Dale-Stephanie Rose by Hy Lucky Jay (TB)) is always dangerous and makes his 2014 debut in the Pauls Valley. He finished second in last year’s Pauls Valley and then went on to win the $53,500 Remington Park Distance Championship (G3), finish second in the $33,000 Red Cells Will Rogers Downs Challenge and third in the $55,000 King Rick Rack Stakes, his most recent start.

In the 350-yard Mr Jet Moore Stakes, Bon Accord (Shazoom-Dream Mirage by Royal Quick Dash) has the class to stand out against this field after finishing second in last years $2.8 million All American Derby (G1), which had the all-time record purse for a Quarter Horse race, and qualifying for the $953,000 Los Alamitos Super Derby (G1), the third-richest derby last year.

An earner of $570,408 last year, Bon Accord battled with champion Feature Hero in the 440-yard All American Derby before coming up a neck short at the wire. Trainer Juan Aleman then took the gelding to his home base at Los Alamitos to finish second in her Super Derby trial and then was sixth in the Super Derby, his most recent start on November 2.

Belle Vista Farms’ JB James (Ivory James-Deans Dusty Bunny by Dean Miracle) has already made three starts during the Remington Park meet and comes off a pair of wins. The Eddie Willis-trained gelding won a $22,000 conditioned allowance race and then dominated the $70,000 Mighty Deck Three Stakes for Oklahoma-breds at 250 yards by three quarters of a length, defeating All American Derby winner Feature Hero.

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