Fastest Qualifier Curls Happy Wagon Headlines Oklahoma Derby
The filly will risk her undefeated mark on Saturday.
March 21, 2018
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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