SAN LORENZO IVORY IS MORNING-LINE FAVORITE FOR REMINGTON PARK FUTURITY
The $973,665 Remington Park Futurity, featuring the top 2-year-old Oklahoma-breds, is the headliner of a huge night of racing Saturday, April 16. The restricted Grade 1 event at 330 yards features a field of 10 that qualified over two evenings of trial racing with San Lorenzo Ivory tabbed as the morning-line favorite.
The first race for Remington Park Futurity night on Saturday is 6pm.
Remington Park odds-maker Jerry Shottenkirk placed San Lorenzo Ivory as the 2-1 morning-line favorite. Owned by Rogelio Marquez, Jr. and running out of the barn of the season’s current leading trainer, Santos Carrizales, Jr., San Lorenzo Ivory posted the fastest overall qualifying time from the 22 trials. The gelding by Ivory James from the Heza Fast Man mare Ashleys Gold Digger flew :16.680 over a fast track, and was .201 faster than the second qualifier from the April 2 trials.
Leading Remington Park jockey Juan Pulido, winner of the local riding title last year, qualified four horses for the Remington Park Futurity. He has chosen to stay with San Lorenzo Ivory but had plenty of options as all four horses he rode to qualification are trained by Carrizales. All of them have garnered plenty of morning-line respect as well.
PYC Avenue, third-fastest qualifier on April 2, is the second favorite in the morning-line with odds of 9-2. Jess Angel Blood, second-fastest qualifier on April 1, is the fourth favorite in the morning-line with odds of 6-1. Eye On The Card, fifth-fastest qualifier on April 1, is 10-1 on the line.
Mitey Like A Rose, top qualifier from the April 1 night of trials with a time of :16.897, is third-favorite on the morning-line at 5-1 odds.
The Remington Park Futurity field by program and post-position order, with trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
1. Eye On the Card: Santos Carrizales, Jr., Francisco Calderon, 10-1
2. Cartel Kisses: Heath Taylor, Rodrigo Vallejo, 12-1
3. Jess Angel Blood: Carrizales, Agustin Silva, 6-1
4. Kiss Of Valor: Clint Crawford, Jorge Torres, 20-1
5. PYC Avenue: Carrizales, Bryan Candanosa, 9-2
6. Lota Hot Mess: Gerald Reed, Ricky Ramirez, 20-1
7. Apollitical Face: Juan Triana, James Flores, 8-1
8. Mitey Like A Rose: Monty Arrossa, Raul Valenzuela, 5-1
9. A Southern Hero: Eddie Willis, Justine Klaiber, 12-1
10. San Lorenzo Ivory: Carrizales, Juan Pulido, 2-1 (morning-line favorite)
The Remington Park Futurity goes as the finale of a 12-race program Saturday, with an approximate off time of 10:57pm. There are seven other stakes events on the night with the total purse for the 12-races exceeding $1.7 million, making it the richest card of racing so far this season. The other stakes races are:
Race 5, 7:48pm: $68,000 Laico Bird, 2-year-olds, 330 yards (OK)
Race 6, 8:15pm: $68,000 Mr Master Bug, 3-year-olds, 350 yards (OK)
Race 7, 8:42pm: $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile, 2-year-olds, 330 yards (OK)
Race 8, 9:09pm: Grade 3, $75,000 Easy Date, fillies and mares, 3 and older, 350 yards
Race 9, 9:36pm: Grade 2, $50,000 Bob Moore Memorial, 3 and older, 300 yards
Race 10, 10:03pm; $100,000 Dee Raper Sooner State, 3 and older, 400 yards (OK)
Race 11, 10:30pm; $270,535 Remington Park Derby, 3-year-olds, 400 yards (OK)
*(OK) denotes stakes races for Oklahoma-breds
Remington Park Futurity night caps a three-date run of racing this week that also includes Thursday and Friday (April 14 and 15) with action beginning each night at 6pm. There will be no live racing on Easter, April 17. All times are Central.
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