Classy Mr Truly Uno in Big Daddy
Remington features stakes doubleheader on Saturday.
March 8, 2012
Jacque Tanton’s classy homebred Mr Truly Uno makes his first start beyond 440 yards when he starts in the $35,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes over 550 yards during a stakes doubleheader program on Saturday night at Remington Park.
The $30,000 Prissy Gold Digger Handicap for 3-year-old Oklahoma-bred fillies is also on the card.
Mr Truly Uno (Feature Mr Jess-Truley Yours by Tolltac) has only made 10 starts during his two-year career for trainer Dwayne “Sleepy” Gilbreath. However, he has proven to be a Grade 1 competitor. The gelding reached the Grade 1 level in his fifth start when he qualified for the 2010 All American Derby (G1) by finishing third in his trial behind world champion Apollitical Jess and champion Double Down Special.
A winner of three races with six on-the-board finishes, Mr Truly Uno only made three starts last year. He raced to a third-place finish in last spring’s Bank of America Remington Park Challenge (G2) behind world champion Stolis Winner and made one start last fall, a second-place run behind Louisiana Senator in the Refrigerator Handicap (G1).
Mary Passmore’s Chi Ter (Granite Lake-This Chicks Stylish by Chicks Beduino) arrives at Remington Park in sharp form after impressing at Hialeah Park. The Jackie Kirby-trained gelding won the Sawgrass Stakes, an allowance race and was a close second in the Hialeah Invitational Championship from his three outs at the South Florida track.
In the 330-yard Prissy Gold Digger, BV Valentine Wagon (PYC Paint Your Wagon-Eyesa First by Eyesa Special) and Ranch Candy (Wave Carver-Give Me Candy by Leaving Memories) share starting high weight of 124 pounds
Bella Vista Farms’ BV Valentine Wagon makes her first appearance since last spring at Remington Park for trainer Eddie L. Willis. She made her only three career starts a year ago at the Oklahoma City track and won her maiden in her second start and then took the FL Ladybug Stakes against similar competition as what she faces in the Prissy Gold Digger.
Rick Sumner’s homebred Ranch Candy showed she thrives at Remington Park last year when she finished in a dead heat for third behind High Rate Of Return and Mighty B Valiant in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1). The Guillermo Valdivia-trained filly then made one start last fall, a fourth-place finish in her Dash For Cash Futurity (G1) trial.
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