Fastest Qualifier Curls Happy Wagon Headlines Oklahoma Derby

The filly will risk her undefeated mark on Saturday.

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Curls Happy Wagon is the morning-line choice for Saturday's Grade 3, 350-yard Oklahoma Derby. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

Curls Happy Wagon will risk her undefeated record in Saturday’s 350-yard, $218,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park.

The fastest qualifier, Curls Happy Wagon made her sophomore season debut with a one-length victory in the second of five trials on March 11. The homebred daughter of Pyc Paint Your Wagon has won all three of her outs and has banked $19,239 for her owners, Michael A. Pohl and Martin Stacy.

Curls Happy Wagon drew post 5 and will be ridden by Jorge Torres for trainer Stacy Charette-Hill.

Trainer Amanda Tongay will send out a pair of contenders, graded stakes winner La Vencedora and stakes winner Pyc Fun N Fancy. A daughter of Ivory James campaigned by Good Memories LLC, La Vencedora is coming off of a 2-year-old season during which she won a pair of stakes, including the 330-yard, $1.002-million Remington Park Futurity (RG2) for Oklahoma-breds.

La Vencedora drew post 2 and will be ridden by James Flores.

Pyc Fun N Fancy is a bay son of Pyc Paint Your Wagon owned by Jose Ernesto Guzman. The colt has banked $274,475 from six starts, all at Remington Park, and his two wins include last year’s 330-yard, $61,800 Laico Bird Stakes (R) for state-bred 2-year-olds.

Pyc Fun N Fancy drew the rail post and will be ridden by Daniel Torres.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Pyc Fun N Fancy (Daniel Torres), 9-2
La Vencedora (James Flores), 5-1
Defender One (Jesus Salazar), 20-1
Dashing Sashay (Edwuin Lujan), 8-1
Curls Happy Wagon (Jorge Torres), 5-2
Onewickedchick (Cesar Gomez), 20-1
Sugars First Love (Ricky Ramirez), 4-1
Htr Miamor Tequilla (Berkley Packer), 15-1
Apollitical Cyclone (Stormy Smith), 15-1
Little Kool Corona (G.R. Carter Jr.), 20-1

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