Gilbreath Has Strong Hand in Remington Championship

Gilbreath has strong trio in Remington Championship.

May 24, 2012

Headed by reigning world champion Cold Cash 123, trainer Sleepy Gilbreath has a powerful trio racing over 440 yards in the $250,000 Remington Park Championship (G1) on Sunday night at the Oklahoma City track.

Gilbreath will also saddle champion and 2010 All American Futurity (G1) runner-up JLS Mr Bigtime and Grade 1-placed Mr Truly Uno.

T-Bill Stables’ homebred Cold Cash 123 (Oak Tree Special-Hot Cash 123 by Takin On The Cash) was honored as American Quarter Horse racing’s premier horse last year, and he shows no signs of slowing down this year in his quest for a second world title.

Cold Cash 123 earned his world championship with wins in the Grade 1 Rainbow and Texas Classic derbies and The Championship at Sunland Park (G1). In the gelding’s one start this year, he came through with his usual late charge to win the Leo Stakes (G1) over longtime rival Llano Teller (Teller Cartel-Annie Eye Over by Mr Eye Opener), who is also in the Remington Park Championship. Cold Cash 123 won by an expanding neck as the 7-10 favorite with a :19.524 time for 400 yards.

JLS Speedhorse Ranch’s homebred JLS Mr Bigtime (Bigtime Favorite-Psalmist by Osceola Warrior) makes his first start since a third-place run in the All American Derby (G1) on September 1. At 2 in 2010, he was second by a short nose in the All American Futurity (G1) and easily won the LQHBA Futurity (RG1).

Sally Box’s Mr Truly Uno (Feature Mr Jess-Truley Yours by Tolltac) enjoys longer distances. He won the SLM Big Daddy Stakes at 550 yards and was closing to finish second behind Llano Teller in the Bank of America Remington Park Challenge (G2) in his two latest efforts.

Llano Teller, owned by Wootan Racing with Reed Land and Cattle Co., was out-finished by Cold Cash 123 in the Leo Stakes and then held off Mr Truly Uno to win the Bank of America Remington Park Challenge by a half length. The gutty gelding has won 11 of 21 starts and earned $1,645,051.

Last summer at Ruidoso Downs, he won the Ruidoso Derby (G1) and the All American Derby (G1), and as a freshman won the Remington Park Futurity (G1) and was third in the Heritage Place Futurity (G1) at Remington.

The Gerardo Ochoa-Pena-owned and -trained Rylees Boy (Heza Motor Scooter-Pipistrelle by Rocky Jones) returns to Remington Park to defend his win in last year’s Remington Park Championship. In that race, he held off Louisiana Senator to win by a head in :21.188 for the 440 yards.

Rylees Boy shines at Sunland Park, where he has been in top form this year. He won the Bank of America Sunland Park Challenge (G2) for the third-straight year on April 8. He dominated by two lengths with a :21.072 time for 440 yards.

Earlier in the meet, he was second in the KFOX-FM Handicap (G3) and third behind Cold Cash 123 in The Championship at Sunland Park.