Four Stakes Headline Memorial Day Card at Remington Park

The 11-race holiday program gets underway at 3 p.m. (CDT).

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Valiant Rogue, pictured here winning the Grade 2 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes on a sloppy track, heads a field of eight Oklahoma-breds in Monday's Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes at Remington Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

Hot Dam Bam A Lam, a two-time winner during the current Remington Park meet, is one of Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds entered in Monday’s 350-yard $50,000 Jack Brooks Stakes (R) at Remington Park.

Trained by Donnie Strickland for owner Gene Cox, Hot Dam Bam A Lam is a gelded son of Captain Courage. The homebred gelding will be shortening in distance off of his third-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner DF AJ Green Leaves, in the 400-yard, $317,000 Remington Park Derby (RG3) on April 21.

Andrew Samaniego will ride Hot Dam Bam A Lam from the rail post.

Other contenders include Donald Cavenaugh’s Weetonas Lafawn, a stakes-winning daughter of Valiant Hero trained by Clint Crawford. Weetonas Lafawn has earned $36,884 from two outs this year, and her season resume includes a three-quarter length victory at odds of 28-1 in the 350-yard, $66,000 Mr Master Bug Stakes (R) on April 21.

Weetonas Lafawn drew post 10 and will be ridden by G.R. Carter Jr.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Hot Dam Bam A Lam (Andrew Samaniego), 3-1
Bad Neighbor (Edwuin Lujan), 15-1
Ima China Rush (Larry Payne), 15-1
A Jordon Reed (Oscar Delgado), 6-1
Apollitical Approach (Stormy Smith), 8-1
Olivias Jett (Daniel Torres), 10-1
Streaks Of Ivory (James Flores), 15-1
Express Train No 9 (Cody R. Smith), 15-1
Admiral Sting (Jimmy Brooks), 4-1
Weetonas Lafawn (G.R. Carter Jr.), 5-1

Also on Monday, eight aged Oklahoma-bred sprinters have been entered in the 400-yard, $65,500 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes (R).

Valiant Rogue, a 5-year-old Valiant Hero gelding trained by Jimmy Padgett for owner Wyok Ranch LLC, will be facing state breds off of his neck victory in the 300-yard, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial Stakes (G2) on April 21. Valiant Rogue drew post 4 and will be ridden by Jose Alvarez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:
Ferrari James (Gonzalo Gutierrez), 15-1
Flyingforunclesam (Juan Pulido), 6-1
Double Down (Agustin Silva), 12-1
Valiant Rogue (Jose Alvarez), 7-2
Political Attraction (James Flores), 5-1
Bye Byefreighttrain (Benito Baca), 9-2
Knockemout Capi (Omar Reyes), 3-1
Llano Senator (G.R. Carter Jr.), 10-1

Two divisions of the FL Lady Bug Stakes (R) for Oklahoma-bred juveniles will be contested on Monday. In the first division, morning-line favorite HR Desirable drew post 5 and will be ridden by Agustin Silva for trainer R.L. “Rick” Robinson. A gelded son of Desiriio owned by Eric Sierra, John Yamiguchi, and Kathy Robinson, HR Desirable has won two of his three starts, including a 330-yard, $21,000 first-level allowance dash at Remington Park on April 29.

The second division is headed by James Sills’ JS History Lesson, a homebred son of champion Fdd Dynasty trained by Eddie Willis. The gelding has earned $52,858 from three outs this year, and his two wins include a nose victory at odds of 10-1 in the 330-yard, $66,000 Laico Bird Stakes (R) on a sloppy and sealed track on April 21. JS History Lesson drew post 2 and will be ridden by Jimmy Brooks.

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