Regard With Respect, Bye Byefreightrain Top Remington Park Derby Trials

A total of 58 Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds have been entered in six 400-yard heats.

Regard With Respect will race in the first of six Remington Park Derby trials on Sunday. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Regard With Respect and Bye Byefreighttrain are among the 58 Oklahoma-bred sophomores entered in Sunday’s Remington Park Derby (RG3) trials at Remington Park.

A homebred Chicks Regard gelding trained by Guillermo Valdivia for owner Nancy Powell, Regard With Respect has earned $488,912 from just five starts, and his three wins include a neck victory at odds of 17-1 in last year’s 330-yard, $827,000 Remington Park Futurity (RG3). Regard With Respect will be ridden by Jesus Salazar from post 4 in the first of six trials.

Bye Bye Freighttrain won four of eight starts and banked $112,401 during his 2-year-old campaign, and his season resume included a neck victory in the November 14, $173,000 Oklahoma Horsemen’s Association Mystery Futurity (RG3) at Will Rogers Downs. The homebred son of Freighttrain B drew post 4 and will be ridden by Cesar Gomez for owner L.P. Frank and trainer Kasey Willis in the second heat.

Sara Leann Morgan’s A Tres Of Paint will face Oklahoma-breds after a 2-year-old season in which the Tres Seis filly qualified to the 400-yard, $1.152-million Texas Classic Futurity (G1) at Lone Star Park, and the 400-yard, $1-million Rainbow Futurity (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. Trained by Charles “Duke” Shults, A Tres Of Paint will be ridden by Ivan Carnero from post 6 in the third trial.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the 400-yard, $130,000-added Remington Park Derby final on April 23.

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