SHE’S ALL WOLFE MADE 5-2 MORNING LINE FAVORITE FOR $145,000 OKLAHOMA CLASSICS DISTAFF
She’s All Wolfe returns to the dirt from the turf for the $145,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff, sponsored by Daily Racing Form, at 1 mile, 70 yards on Friday, Oct. 15 at Remington Park. The filly had been made the 5-2 morning line favorite for the second-richest race that night.
It is a night of Oklahoma-bred racing stars vying for more than $1 million in purses throughout eight stakes races that includes the cornerstone $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup. It also is likely Welder’s final race, the all-time winningest horse at Remington Park, in the $130,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint. The 8-year-old gray gelding has earned $1.25 million in his career and his owner Ra-Max Farms (Clayton Rash of Claremore, Okla.) while handled by trainer Teri Luneack.
She’s All Wolfe, trained by Oklahoma Horse Racing Hall of Famer Donnie Von Hemel, the second winningest trainer in Remington Park history, will try to live up to the reputation she has earned on the main track in Oklahoma City. This 4-year-old filly by Magna Graduate, out of the Include multiple stakes-winning mare and millionaire She’s All In, has won four-of-five starts on the dirt. Jockey Richard Eramia retains the mount. He has been aboard for every win with her at Remington Park.
This filly, owned by Dr. Robert Zoellner of Tulsa, Okla., broke her maiden at Remington Park as a 2-year-old on Aug. 28, 2019 in her first start here. She returned in 2020 and won a second-level allowance race by 1-3/4 lengths on Aug. 29. That prompted her connections to enter her in her first stakes race at Remington. She had won the $55,000 Cinema Stakes at Will Rogers Downs in Claremore, Okla., on April 20, 2020 for her first black type victory and followed that with victories in the $30,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, the Fillies Division on Sept. 11, and the $145,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff on Oct. 16. She is the defending champion of this race.
The Classics Distaff is somewhat of a personal playground for Zoellner and Von Hemel. They have won this race six times together with Peach Brew (2009), She’s All In (2011, 2012, 2013), Sydney Freeman (2018) and She’s All Wolfe last year. Zoellner also won with She’s All In (2010) when she was in the barn of Roger Engel, while Von Hemel won this race in 2007 with Midsummer Magic.
She’s All Wolfe has been beaten by others entered in this year’s edition. She ran eighth in the $55,000 More Than Even Stakes winner Lady Orchid at WRD on May 18, but avenged that in last year’s Classics Distaff with a victory over Lady Orchid by a head. Lady Orchid is the second choice in the morning line at 3-1 for owner Lori Bravo of Sulphur, Okla., and trainer Francisco Bravo. Floyd Wethey, Jr., Lady Orchid’s regular rider here gets a leg up for this race.
She’s All Wolfe also lost to Dipping In for her only loss on the Remington Park dirt. Dipping In (9-2) is the third favorite in the line. Dipping in beat the chalk in the $70,000 Useeit Stakes at Remington on Dec. 18. She’s All Wolfe ran third to Dipping In after entering the stretch with the lead. Dipping In, owned by Ron Stolich of Bonsall, Calif., passed her to win by 1-1/2 lengths. Three-time defending champion rider here, David Cabrera, rides Dipping In for trainer Ray Ashford. He was in the saddle when this filly upset She’s All Wolfe in the Useeit.
Here’s the field from the rail out with horse, jockey, trainer and odds:
Dipping In, David Cabrera, Ray Ashford, 9-2
She’s All Wolfe, Richard Eramia, Donnie Von Hemel, 5-2
Gospel Lucille, Jose Medina, Steve Williams, 20-1
Gotta See Red, Leandro Goncalves, Kari Craddock, 5-1
Ekati’s Hit, Ramon Vazquez, C.R. Trout, 6-1
Okie Queen, Luis Quinonez, Joe Offolter, 8-1
Graygirlgo, Edgard Zayas, Karl Broberg, 15-1
Lady Orchid, Floyd Wethey, Jr., Francisco Bravo, 3-1
The Distaff goes as the second race on Classics Night, at approximately 7:36pm. The remaining stakes races for the night include:
Race 3 – $130,000 Sprint, 3-year-olds and up, 6 furlongs
Race 4 – $130,000 Distaff Turf, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 1-1/16 miles (turf)
Race 5 – $100,000 Lassie, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs
Race 6 – $175,000 Classics Cup, 3-year-olds and up, 1-1/16 miles
Race 7 – $100,000 Juvenile, 2-year-old colts and geldings, 6 furlongs
Race 8 – $130,000 Distaff Sprint, 3-year-olds and up, fillies and mares, 6 furlongs
Race 9 – $130,000 Turf Classic, 3-year-olds and up, 1-1/16 miles (turf)
Remington Park racing continues next week, Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 13-16, with action underway nightly at 7:07pm. All times are Central.
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