DONT TELL NOOBODY ENTERS TO DEFEND OKLAHOMA CLASSICS CUP
The $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup, powered by TVG, drew the defending champ Dont Tell Noobody and five others this morning in the Remington Park racing office. The 4-year-old is searching for a return to his brightest moment as he seeks his first victory this year.
The Classics Cup is the richest race on the $1 million night of stakes races for Oklahoma-breds that is the Oklahoma Classics.
Owned by Remington Park’s all-time leading owner Danny Caldwell of Poteau, Okla., Dont Tell Noobody will make his third start of the current season for trainer Federico Villafranco. A gelding by Cyber Secret from the Cactus Ridge mare Yucca, Dont Tell Noobody has put forth a pair of third-place efforts in September to prep for the Cup. Jockey Ramon Vazquez has the mount who is the third-favorite in the morning-line odds at 5-1.
The morning-line favorite is the youngest horse in the field, 3-year-old Number One Dude, at 3-2 odds. Owned by Terry Westemeir of Broken Arrow, Okla., and trained by Kari Craddock, Number One Dude is the top stakes winner in the Cup with four black-type wins under his belt. The 3-year-old gelded son of American Lion, out of the Macho Uno mare Ebony Uno, will try to add the Cup to his stakes win earlier this season in the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at seven furlongs. The Cup is at 1-1/16 miles and will be the longest attempt of 10 career races for Number One Dude who will be ridden by Leandro Goncalves.
Absaroka is the second choice in the morning line at 8-5 odds. Owned by Cowboy Stables of Clinton, Okla. and trained by C.R. Trout, the 5-year-old by Flat Out from the Brahms mare Wanton Song will be ridden by David Cabrera. Absaroka won his second consecutive race of the season here when he scored in an allowance event on Sept. 23 by 4-3/4 lengths going one mile.
Great Faces was the runner-up to Absaroka on Sept. 23, he will attempt the Classics Cup for the first time for trainer Donnie Von Hemel. Owned by Jack Schuyler and Kevin Keiser of Winner, S.D., Great Faces will be ridden by Richard Eramia, and is searching for his first win of the season, and 2021.
The Oklahoma Classics Cup will go as the sixth race of 10 on Friday, Oct. 15, starting approximately at 9:32pm. Here is the field by program and post-position order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Absaroka: C.R. Trout, David Cabrera, 8-5
2. Dont Tell Noobody: Federico Villafranco, Ramon Vazquez, 5-1
3. Tonaltalitarian: Scott Young, Floyd Wethey, Jr., 20-1
4. United Patriot: Larry Frazee, Jose Alvarez, 20-1
5. Great Faces: Donnie Von Hemel, Richard Eramia, 6-1
6. Number One Dude: Kari Craddock, Leandro Goncalves, 3-2 (morning-line favorite)
The Oklahoma Classics Night begins at 7:07pm. All times are Central.
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