TRAINER DEE KEENER HAS A MAJORITY IN THE AMERICAN PAINT CLASSIC
For Immediate Release
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Grade 1, $104,200 American Paint Classic Futurity for 2-year-old Paints could be controlled by trainer Dee Keener. He has his six entrants in the field of 10 starters, attempting to produce sweeping results in the race on Saturday night at Remington Park.
Friday, April 29, 2016
During the four qualifying trials on April 15 for the 350-yard American Paint Classic, Keener saddled the winners of three of the trials. That trio made the final on Saturday night as well as three others who didn’t visit the winner’s circle during those heats. Taking a look at the 10 qualifiers, Keener conditions the top four finalists and six of the top eight with DTL Josie Wales putting up the best mark.
Owned by Elizabeth Logan of Haskell, Okla., DTL Josie Wales was strong in his trial, holding off stable mate PHQ Goodbye Earl while striding nicely in a time of :18.092 seconds. Logan also owns DTL Batter Up who is also handled by Keener.
DTL Josie Wales is the morning-line favorite at 3-1 odds while Snooki, another trained by Keener, is second in the line at 4-1 odds.
Joining Logan as owners with two runners in the race are Wade and Charles Leggett of Muskogee, Okla. They have Snooki and Truck Yeah in the final with the latter trained by Cody McCart.
The American Paint Classic is a bragging-rights race for Skiatook, Okla. breeders Dean and Tonya Lester as three in the field of 10 came from their operation; DTL Josie Wales, DTL Batter Up and DTL Fast Flyin Tex.
The field by program and post-position for the American Paint Classic, including trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Truck Yeah: Cody McCart, Ricky Ramirez, 5-1
2. Fade Shot: Juan Aleman, James Flores, 10-1
3. DTL Batter Up: Dee Keener, Jose Vega, 12-1
4. DTL Josie Wales: Dee Keener, Cody Jensen, 3-1
5. Dashin Secret: Todd Lacey, Mario Delgado, 15-1
6. DTL Fast Flyin Tex: Dee Keener, Randy Wilson, 15-1
7. Rut Row: Dee Keener, Agustin Silva, 12-1
8. A Regal Streak: Durk Peery, Troy Crissup, 8-1
9. Snooki: Dee Keener, Ivan Carnero, 4-1
10. PHQ Goodbye Earl: Dee Keener, Jesus Salazar, 6-1
The American Paint Classic will be the 10th of 12 races on Saturday at Remington Park with a scheduled post time of 9:54pm. The first race of the night is at 6pm. All times are Central.
The Remington Park racing week continues Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1. The first race Saturday is at 6pm with Sunday racing at 1:30pm.
Open daily for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the $1,000,000 Heritage Place Futurity on June 4, 2016.
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