REMINGTON PARK OAKS WINNER RETURNS FOR OKLAHOMA CLASSICS DISTAFF, FACING TWO-TIME DEFENDING CHAMP
The $145,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff on Friday, Oct. 21 will feature a field of seven with the recent winner of the Grade 3 Remington Park Oaks, returning to Oklahoma-bred company to battle the two-time champion in the race.
Hits Pricey Legacy, an 11-1 upset winner of the Remington Park Oaks on Sept. 25, knocking off Grade 1 winner Juju’s Map and seven others by two lengths, is back against Oklahoma-breds in the Distaff. Owned, trained and bred by C.R. Trout of Edmond, Okla., Hits Pricey Legacy is the even-money morning-line favorite coming off her graded stakes triumph. She is a perfect two-for-two this season at Remington Park, winning the restricted Oklahoma Stallion Stakes (filly division) on Sept. 9. The talented 3-year-old filly has never finished worse than third in her career with seven starts, four wins, two runner-up efforts and one third. She will face six others, including She’s All Wolfe, the two-time defending champ in the Distaff.
Donnie Von Hemel has more wins in the Oklahoma Classics series than any other trainer with 29. He’ll saddle She’s All Wolfe for owner Dr. Robert Zoellner of Tulsa, trying to gain the 5-year-old mare her third consecutive win in the race. Only her mother, millionaire She’s All In managed to win the Distaff at least that many times, finishing her career with four straight scores in the event. She’s All Wolfe is a very close second in the morning-line odds at 6-5.
Like Hits Pricey Legacy, She’s All Wolfe will come into the Distaff off a victory. She returned for her first action of the Remington Park season, in allowance company, beating Oklahoma-bred females going one mile, scoring by a 1-1/4 length. The win was her sixth career win over the Remington Park main track where she also has two seconds and one third. Her lifetime record of nine wins from 27 starts with six seconds and a pair of thirds has pocketed $638,860 into her bank account.
She’s All Wolfe won the $200,000 Shawnee Stakes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on July 2. She has competed primarily in graded stakes events against older females throughout the year with her best effort a second in the Grade 3, $250,000 Bayakoa at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. in early February.
Other past winners of Classics races in the Distaff on Friday include She’s Shiney, winner of the 2018 Lassie and Gotta See Red, winner of the 2020 Lassie.
The Distaff field, by post position and program order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
She’s Shiney: Alan Williams, Jose Medina, 12-1
Canada Candy: Scott Young, Floyd Wethey, Jr., 20-1
Gotta See Red: Kari Craddock, Leandro Goncalves, 10-1
Hits Pricey Legacy: C.R. Trout, Jose Alvarez, 1-1 (morning-line favorite)
Kachina: Kari Craddock, Jansen Melancon, 15-1
Tesuque: Allen Dupuy, Gerardo Mora, 30-1
She’s All Wolfe: Donnie Von Hemel, Richard Eramia, 6-5
Total purses for Oklahoma Classics night reach $1,120,000 with seven other stakes events and two solid starter allowance stakes. The first race of the evening is 7:07pm with the Distaff set for race six at 9:32pm. The Distaff will begin an all-stakes Pick 5 that will conclude the program on Friday. All times are Central.
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