Penthouse Sweet Leads Second Night of Remington Futurity Trials
Field is now set for rich Oklahoma-bred final.
April 6, 2014
The final 11 qualifying trials for the $791,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity (RG3) were held Saturday night at the Oklahoma City track. A trio came out of the final trial event, led by Penthouse Sweet, providing a majority of the group of five that now move on to the April 19 final.
Owned by Reliance Ranches of Llano, Texas, and trained by Eddie Willis, Penthouse Sweet won the final trial by a head over Beyond Gold Medal. WL Mr Goodtime was another neck back for third. Jimmy Brooks was on the winner, crossing the 330-yard finish in :16.726 on a fast track for the best time of the night.
Rain began to fall over the final two trials of the night. The evening of trials experienced a consistently light headwind between 10-13mph.
A first-time starter, Penthouse Sweet was bred in Oklahoma by Bobby Cox. The 2-year-old filly is by Corona Cartel from the Mr Eye Opener mare The Way You Want Me.
The five qualifiers from Saturday trials moving to the Remington Park Futurity, with their time and trial, are: Penthouse Sweet, :16.726, trial 11; Beyond Gold Medal, :16.736, trial 11; WL Mr Goodtime, :16.787, trial 11; BP Down South, :16.800, trial 3 and Im A Fancy PYC, :16.873, trial 10.
The qualifiers from Friday, April 4, trials were: Specials Jamie, :16.583, trial 4; Great Grace, :16.607, trial 7; Beneteau, :16.683, trial 4; AJs High, :16.693, trial 4 and L Diablo, :16.695.
Willis saddled two that made the Remington Park Futurity from Saturday night trials with BP Down South joining Penthouse Sweet from his stable.
Jockey G.R. Carter won three races Saturday. The hat trick came with Glitterata in race two ($6.20 to win), NCC Game On ($7.40) in race five and Ting Ting Tac ($7.40) in race 10. The three-win night gives Carter 18 for the season, four behind colony leader Jimmy Brooks, who has 22 wins. Berkley Packer is one victory ahead of Carter, sitting in second-place with 19 wins.
Sunday afternoon racing will feature trial heats at 400 yards for the Remington Park Derby along with the Grade 3, $50,000 Pauls Valley Stakes and the $70,000 Mr Jet Moore Stakes. The first race Sunday is at 1:30 p.m.
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