WF TURNPIKE CANDY LUKEWARM MORNING LINE FAVORITE FOR GRADE 1 AMERICAN PAINT CLASSIC FUTURITY
WF Turnpike Candy has been established as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1, $103,200 American Paint Classic Futurity final after putting up the fastest time in the trials on April 10.
A 2-year-old gelded son of multiple world champion Painted Turnpike, out of the Country Chicks Man (QH) mare SW Eye Candy, WF Turnpike Candy has won two of his three starts in his career. He finished third in the $183,950 Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Futurity at Remington Park in March as the 4-5 favorite.
A total of 30 Paints went to post in three trials April 10 at Remington Park, trying to qualify for these finals and WF Turnpike Candy stopped the timer for 350 yards in :17.876 for a speed index of 80 and fastest qualifier honors.
WF Turnpike Candy also became the answer of a trivia question: What 2-year-old won on the same day that his (sire) father raced at the same track? Painted Turnpike finished third in the $12,000 Paul Harber Stakes after WF Turnpike Candy had won the third race of the night on April 10.
Jockey James Flores had guided WF Turnpike Candy to a tie for the fastest qualifying time in the Oklahoma Paint and Appaloosa Futurity trials on opening night March 6 at Remington Park with the eventual winner of the finals, Captain Capi. Flores has been on for all three starts by WF Turnpike Candy and keeps the call for the American Paint Classic.
WF Turnpike Candy has bankrolled $27,129 in his young career. He is owned by Painted Faith Racing of Inola, Okla., and was bred in Oklahoma by Steve Wright and trainer, Dee Keener.
The following are the finalists by post position and program order for Saturday’s American Paint Classic with their trial times, speed indexes, trainer, jockey and morning-line odds:
· 1) WF Turnpike Candy: :17.876, 80, Dee Keener, James Flores, 3-1 (morning-line favorite)
· 2) Power Fade: :18.163, 72, Dee Keener, Juan Pulido, 15-1.
· 3) This Wire is Hot: :18.082, 74, Matt Whitekiller, Andrew Samaniego, 12-1
· 4) RP Live Wire Kent: :18.037, 75, Ray Enlow, Gonzalo Gutierrez, 10-1.
· 5) Codigo: :18.311, 67, Matt Whitekiller, Cristian Esqueda, 15-1.
· 6) JS Shezaquickchick: :18.124, 73, Dee Keener, Raul Valenzuela, 4-1.
· 7) Mammy Jammer: :18.049, 75, Ray Enlow, Ricky Ramirez, 5-1.
· 8) Copper Wire: :18.134, 73, Matt Whitekiller, Cody Smith, 10-1.
· 9) WB Stevie Nix: :17.984, 77, Gary Jacobs, Daniel Torres, 6-1.
· 10) Sparkling Moondust: :18.145, 72, Matt Whitekiller, Jose Vega, 8-1.
Racing is scheduled to continue, without public spectators, with Friday’s 10-race card on tap. First race post time is nightly at Remington Park, through Sunday, April 26, is 6pm-Central.
Tracked by more than 163,000 fans on Facebook and more than 10,200 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $242 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park presents the 2020 American Quarter Horse, Paint and Appaloosa Season through May 30. Visit remingtonpark.com for free racing selections for every program.