Futurity Winners Head Heritage Place Futurity

Million-dollar Heritage Place Futurity promises a tough race.

Q-Racing Journal

Oklahoma Futurity (G2) winner Paint Me Perry and $791,000 Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity (RG3) Im A Fancy PYC lead a very deep group of promising youngsters into the $1,020,980 Heritage Place Futurity (G1) on Saturday night at Remington Park.

Also on the program is the $250,000 Remington Park Championship (G1), $257,050 Heritage Place Derby (G2) and the $50,000 Junos Request Stakes (G2).

J&B Rental Inc.’s Paint Me Perry and Dustin Cox’s Im A Fancy PYC are each looking to go undefeated for the Remington Park season and their careers. Paint Me Perry is 3-for-3 while Im A Fancy PYC is 4-for-4.

Their impressive records have led to Paint Me Perry being the second-ranked horse in the AQHA Racing-Horseplayernow.com National Poll and Im A Fancy PYC holds the No. 3 spot.

Paint Me Perry (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Baby Perry by Mr Jess Perry) won the $370,800 Oklahoma Futurity by a length as the 3-2 favorite with a quick :15.077 time for the 300 yards. The Francisco Gonzales-trained colt then came back as the 1-9 choice in his Heritage Place Futurity trial. He supported his many backers with a dominating 1 ¾-length win. However, his time of :17.918 gave him the fifth and final qualifying spot on the second of two days of trials.

Im A Fancy PYC (PYC Paint Your Wagon-First Prize Fancy by Mr Jess Perry) made his first start in a March 7 maiden race at Remington Park and has been busy winning ever since that debut. He won the Remington Park Oklahoma-bred Futurity in his third start when he battled to a head win with a :16.788 time for the 330 yards.

The Joe Thomas Jr.-trained Im A Fancy PYC then rolled to a 2-length win in his Heritage Place Futurity trial while scoring the second-fastest time of :17.476 on the first day of trials.

The fastest qualifiers of each day of trials are horses who are showing improvement: Conda Maze and Tyler Graham’s Lovethewayyoulie (Tempting Dash-Witchs Streak by Streakin Six) and Victory Farms’ Apolitical Pac (Apolitical Jess-Kpax by First Down Dash).

Lovethewayyoulie was second in the $50,000 Sam Houston Juvenile (R) at Sam Houston Race Park and then stepped up at Remington with a 2-length trial win in :17.442, the top time on the first day for trainer Toby Keeton.

Apolitical Pac was fourth behind Paint Me Perry in the Oklahoma Futurity and then dominated her Heritage Place Futurity trial by 2 3/4 lengths. The Brian Muse-trained filly was clocked in :17.691 for the quickest mark on the second day of trials.

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