Remington’s Sooner State Stakes Draws Nine Oklahoma-Breds

Multiple stakes winner AJs High drew post 7 for Saturday's 400-yard, $100,000 stakes.

Michael C. Teel's AJs High is one of nine state-breds entered in Saturday's Sooner State Stakes at Remington Park.

A field of nine Oklahoma-breds, including Michael Teel’s AJs High, has been entered in the 400-yard, $100,000 Sooner State Stakes (RG1) at Remington Park on Saturday.

A two-time stakes winner during the current Remington spring meet, AJs High is a homebred 4-year-old son of Apollitical Jess trained by Charley Hunt. The gelding is coming off of a half-length victory against state-breds in the April 7, 350-yard Mr Jet Moore Stakes (R).

AJs High brings a record of 10 wins in 15 outs and earnings of $403,369 into the Sooner State. The gelding drew post 7 and will be ridden by Stormy Smith.

Other contenders include Duane Murphy’s Sudden Separation, a Grade 1-winning 5-year-old Inseperable mare trained by Larry Sharp. Sudden Separation is winless in two starts this season, but the mare ended her 4-year-old campaign with a four-race win streak that included a half-length victory as the odds-on favorite in the 400-yard, $126,000 Merial Distaff Challenge Championship (G1) at Lone Star Park on November 7.

Sudden Separation drew post 8 and will be ridden by James Flores.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments:
Big Time Toast (Jorge Torres)
Rocketair (Ivan Carnero)
Bringin The Gray (Agustin Silva)
BP Cartels Policy (no rider named)
Load Your Guns (Benito Baca)
Specials Jess (Cesar Gomez)
AJs High (Stormy Smith)
Sudden Separation (James Flores)
Sam Crow (Ricky Ramirez)

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