SPEEDHORSE DERBY WINNER BULLET BONNIE WINS THURSDAY FEATURE FOR PAINTS & APPALOOSAS, NOMINATED TO GRADE 1 MISTER LEWIE MEMORIAL

OKLAHOMA CITY - May 3, 2019 – Bullet Bonnie, winner of this year’s $61,100 Speedhorse Graham Derby at Remington Park, has now won her second of three starts in 2019 with an allowance win in Thursday night’s feature for Paints and Appaloosas.

She ran a respectable third in the $20,000 Paul Harber Stakes, finishing third to DTL Samureye and finishing ahead of the all-time winningest Paint in history, Painted Turnpike. This 3-year-old filly by Duke Kahanamoku (QH), out of the Country Chicks Man (QH) mare SW Eye Candy, has been nominated to the Grade 1, $30,000-added Mister Lewie Memorial Stakes on May 17. If she goes in that race, she is nominated against DTL Samureye, D Railed and Painted Turnpike once again.

Bullet Bonnie, owned and bred by Dee Keener and Steve Wright of Inola, Okla., won Thursday in a field of nine. Keener also trains the Paint. Remington Park leading rider James Flores was in the saddle for Thursday’s victory. He has ridden this filly in all three starts of 2019.

Bullet Bonnie, off at 5-2 odds, broke from the gate on top from the 1-hole and never was headed as she hit the wire in front by three-quarters of a length. Bully Pulpit, the 4-5 favorite ran second, another 1-1/4 lengths ahead of third-place finisher Cap Attack.  The winner earned $16,234 from the $29,100 purse to increase her lifetime earnings to $55,744. Her record now is 10 starts, four wins, one second and two thirds.

Running time for the 350 yards on a fast track was 17.388 seconds, earning a 93 speed index. She paid $7.20 to win, $3.80 to place and $2.60 to show.

The Mister Lewie Memorial could be a huge race for Paints and Appaloosas on May 17 with the possibility of Painted Turnpike, from trainer Matt Whitekiller’s barn, looking for vengeance after losing his first start of 2019. Coming into the Paul Harber Stakes, Painted Turnpike had won 26-of-29 starts for earnings of $462,345 and had won 13-of-14 starts at Remington Park. He ran fourth in the Paul Harber, earning a check of $1,491, but he threw his head at the start of the race and still finished only a nose back of Bullet Bonnie, who was third. He was beaten 1-3/4 lengths that night by DTL Samureye.

DTL Samureye has won 8-of-13 lifetime for earnings of $91,265 and is on a five-race winning streak.

Racing continues Friday at Remington Park with a 12-race card that starts at 6 p.m.

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