Challenge Tripleheader Sunday at Remington Park

Fastest qualifier Exquisite Stride tops 440-yard, $100,000-added Bank of America Oklahoma Championship Challenge.

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David and Sherry Dunn's Exquisite Stride is the fastest qualifier to Sunday's $100,000-added Bank of America Oklahoma Championship Challenge at Remington Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Fastest qualifier Exquisite Stride drew post 3 for Sunday’s 440-yard, $100,000-added Bank of America Oklahoma Championship Challenge (G2) at Remington Park.

Trained by Michael Taylor for owners David and Sherry Dunn, Exquisite Stride is coming off of a three-quarter length victory in the first of two trials on April 30. The 4-year-old stallion by champion Carters Cartel has earned $194,985 from nine starts, and his five wins include a neck score in last year’s 400-yard, $145,000 Evangeline Downs Derby.

Jimmy D. Brooks will ride Exquisite Stride on Sunday.

The winner of this race will earn a starting berth in the October 29, $350,000 Bank of America Challenge Championship (G1) at Remington Park. The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Valiant Approach (Daniel Torres)
Im Beau Brown (Juan Pulido)
Exquisite Stride (Jimmy D. Brooks)
A Royal Country Man (Agustin Silva)
Savanna Slim (Edgar Martinez)
Rockin Disco (Ivan Carnero)
Admiral Zoomwalt (James A. Flores)
I Bleed Red (Mario Delgado)
Jess Rockn (Alonso Rivera)
JP In Hot Pursuit (Cesar Gomez)

Merial Oklahoma Distaff Challenge
Also on Saturday, fastest qualifier Send Me This Wagon is one of 10 fillies and mares entered back in the 400-yard, $40,000 Merial Oklahoma Distaff Challenge Stakes (G3).

A homebred 5-year-old Pyc Paint Your Wagon mare, Send Me This Wagon is trained by Stacy Charette-Hill for Michael A. Pohl. Send Me This Wagon made her season debut with a half-length victory at odds of 7-10 in the first of two trials on April 30.

Send Me This Wagon drew post 5 and will be ridden by Jorge Torres.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Rock Princess (Mario Delgado)
Honeymoon Candy (Agustin Silva)
Zooming Separatist (Edwuin Lujan)
Miss Racy Fire (Ricky Ramirez)
Send Me This Wagon (Jorge Torres)
Eyesa Good One (Jesus Salazar)
Getting Even (Cody Jensen)
Twntyfour Karat Rock (Juan F. Garcia Jr.)
Country Club Chick (Paul Nieto)
SM Miss Joy Rose (Daniel Torres)

Zoetis Oklahoma Distance Challenge
Bullard Farms’ Fire On The Fly will risk his four-race win streak in Sunday’s 870-yard, $50,000-added Zoetis Oklahoma Distance Challenge (G3).

The second-fastest qualifier, Fire On The Fly is trained by Tommy Bullard. The homebred gray 6-year-old son of Jet Cartel has won all four of his outs this season, including the April 9, $21,000 Zoetis Sam Houston Distance Challenge at Sam Houston Race Park.

Fire On The Fly drew post 4 and will be ridden by Donell Blake.

CR Tuckernuck, a Grade 1-winning 5-year-old Jet Black Patriot gelding trained by Stacey Capps for owner Kharlottie Grace Urschel, drew the rail post and will be ridden by Ricky Ramirez. CR Tuckernuck ended his 2015 season with a three-race win streak that included a head victory as the 6-5 choice in the November 7, $150,000 Zoetis Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Lone Star Park.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
CR Tuckernuck (Ricky Ramirez)
Give It To Shaq (Russel Hadley)
Painted Josy (Stormy Smith)
Fire On The Fly (Donell Blake)
Juno Dat Timber (Randy Wilson)
Daring And Dashing (James Flores)
CJs Rocksolid (Berkley Packer)
Mixed Fantasy (Daniel Torres)

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