Remington Park

Remington Park

Three graded state-bred stakes were run at the Oklahoma City track on Saturday.

Eye On The Card. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park

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Eye On The Card, the 3-5 favorite in a field of nine Oklahoma-bred 2-year-olds, sprinted to a one-length victory in Saturday's $73,700 FL Lady Bug Stakes (RG3), one of three stakes contested at Remington Park.

Racing for Omar Hernandez of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and aided by a reported 18-mph tail wind, Eye On The Card covered 330 yards in :16.376 while recording a 105 speed index. Juan Pulido rode the bay Docs Best Card colt for trainer Santos Carrizales Jr.

Eye On The Card was bred by Efrain Mendez, and he was coming off of a third-place finish, a half of a length behind dead heat winners San Lorenzo Ivory and Pyc Avenue, in the April 16, $974,000 Remington Park Futurity (RG1) for Oklahoma-bred juveniles. The colt is out of Johns Party Girl, a stakes-winning and graded stakes placed daughter of the Dash For Cash stallion Mr Eye Opener.

All told, Eye On The Card has won two of three races and has banked $157,761.

Relentless Scorpion finished second and was followed by Cuz He Gone, Pevs Cherokee Kid, Sir James, Capis Renegade, Eye North, BV Dont Look Back, and The Jesse James.

Also on Saturday, Regina Laymon's JK Wildcat Red posted a mild upset victory in the 400-yard, $73,400 Boyd Morris Memorial Stakes (RG2).

Ridden by Cristian Esqueda and aided by a reported 18-mph tail wind, JK Wildcat Red defeated Charlies Fury and Juice Is Loose, who finished in a dead heat for second, by a head in :19.531. Jerry Livingston trained the 7-year-old One Dashing Eagle gelding.

"I was just trying to hold on at the end," said Esqueda. "These were some good horses, but I was confident that we could compete with them."

JK Wildcat Red was coming off of a second-place finish, a neck behind winner Candy Blood, in the April 16, $100,000 Sooner State Stakes (RG1) for Oklahoma-breds. The sorrel gelding was bred by JK Running Horses LLC, and he is out of Shaky Girl, a daughter of the First Down Dash stallion Embrujo FG who won the '08 AQHA Central Distaff Challenge Stakes (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

Campaigned in two states, including Iowa, JK Wildcat Red has won nine of 40 races -- including last year's Grade 3 Keokuk Stakes at Prairie Meadows -- and he has banked $212,922.

Purty Darn Quick, Presidential Embrace, Apollitical Gold, Scaredy Pants, Everlong, and JC Wild King completed the order of finish.

The 13-10 favorite in the field of nine, JC Wild King broke in the air as the gate opened and was no factor.

Mario Delgado rode Im A Fancee Chik to a neck victory in Saturday's $55,000 Jack Brooks Stakes (RG3) for Oklahoma-bred 3-year-olds.

Prepped by Clint Crawford for owners Danny Salisbury and Dennis Salisbury of Woodward, Oklahoma, Im A Fancee Chik covered 350 yards in :17.312 while aided by a reported 22-mph tail wind. The gray daughter of Im A Fancy Pyc earned $30,000 and a 99 speed index from her third career stakes win.

"I was worried when she broke in slightly at the start," said Delgado. "But when I got after her, she started rolling. She's the kind of filly that if you keep busy on her, she will run for you."

Im A Fancee Chik was bred by Danny Salisbury. Raced in Oklahoma and Iowa, the filly has earned $165,276 from 13 starts, and her four wins in nine outs at Remington Park include last year's Laico Bird (RG3) and FL Lady Bug (RG3) stakes.

"She's always been a barn favorite," said Crawford of Im A Fancee Chik. "I noticed she was really calm and focused in the paddock today, more than usual. So I thought she was either going to run big or not at all. It's always beautiful to see her win."

Pevs Jukebox ran second and was followed by Just A Kool Boy, AJs Tres Of Paint, LS Jacks Back, B Me, Docs Dusty Cartel, Paint Your Lips P, Em High Country, and El Rubio Corona.

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