Good Captain Pepper, Tommy The Train Return in Oklahoma Derby Trials
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the March 25 final at Remington Park.
March 10, 2017
Carlos Lozano’s Good Captain Pepper, a stakes winner during his juvenile season, is one of 59 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s 350-yard Oklahoma Derby (G3) trials at Remington Park.
A gelded son of Captain Courage trained by Eddie D. Willis, Good Captain Pepper will be making his 2017 debut in the last of six heats. Good Captain Pepper has earned $90,210 from five starts, and his three wins include a neck victory in last year’s 350-yard, $100,000 Heritage Place Juvenile Invitational Stakes at Remington.
Good Captain Pepper’s resume includes a third-place finish, a half of a length behind winner Coronas First Diva, in the 300-yard, $440,000 Oklahoma Futurity (G3). The gelding drew post 9 and will be ridden by Jimmy Dean Brooks.
Tommy The Train will also be making his sophomore debut in Sunday’s trials. A son of Freighttrain B trained by Larry Sharp for owners Jon Barley, Brant Barley, and Brad Sharp, the gelding ended his 2-year-old campaign with a three-race win streak that included a nose victory in the 350-yard, $139,000 Governor’s Stakes at Indiana Grand.
Tommy The Train drew post 9 and will be ridden by David Pinon in the first trial.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the March 25, $100,000-added Oklahoma Derby final.
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