Favored A Tres Of Paint Scores in Remington Park Derby

The Tres Seis filly earns her first stakes victory.

Q-Racing Journal

Sara Leann Morgan's A Tres Of Paint was clear at the wire in Saturday's $277,000 Remington Park Derby. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

A Tres Of Paint, the third-fastest qualifier and 8-5 favorite, sprinted to a three-quarter length victory in the $277,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3) for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds at Remington Park.

Prepped by Charles "Duke" Shults for owner Sara Leann Morgan, A Tres Of Paint covered 400 yards in :19.808 while earning her first career stakes win. Ivan Carnero rode the bay daughter of champion Tres Seis.

"She never really breaks sharp," said Carnero of A Tres Of Paint. "A couple of the inside horses had her for a while, but at about 200 yards she just got rolling and kind of cruised by them. I didn't have to ask much."

A Tres Of Paint was bred by The Mixer Ranch. The filly was a finalist in four graded futurities last year, including the Grade 1 Texas Classic at Lone Star Park and Grade 1 Rainbow at Ruidoso Downs, and her best finish was a second to BV Midnite Express in the $1.17-million Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington Park.

"She was always the bridesmaid and never the ride," said Shults of A Tres Of Paint's 2-year-old campaign. "Today she was finally the bride, and we're tickled to death.

Raced in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, A Tres Of Paint has won seven of 13 outs, and the $110,800 winner's share of the Remington Park Derby purse pushed her earnings to $497,184, of which $361,914 was banked during her juvenile season.

Bye Byefreighttrain finished second and was followed by Ferrari James, Jess Envision, Brimmies Wagon, Streakin PR, Shaky Hero, Dianas Tres Seis, Regard With Respect, and Rosas Coronas.

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