EYE AM A FANCY PYC WINS FOR SECOND TIME IN THIRD START, TAKING THE FRIDAY FEATURE RACE AT REMINGTON PARK

OKLAHOMA CITY - May 3, 2019 – Eye Am A Fancy PYC won for the second time in her short career, taking the featured $24,500 allowance race for 2-year-old Quarter Horses going 330 yards Friday night at Remington Park.

The only time this Rick Robinson-trained filly has lost was in her career debut, running fourth by a length.

Friday night, jockey Agustin Silva led her to her second win in a row at Remington Park, taking a Remington Park Futurity trial race by a head on April 5 and then dropping in class for this victory. She is a daughter of Im A Fancy PYC, out of a Mr Eye Opener mare Johns Party Girl and is owned and was bred in Oklahoma by Efrain Mendez of Forney, Texas. She earned $15,946 for the win and now has pocketed $26,147 for three races.

At 2-1 odds, she was the second favorite and paid $6 to win, $2.40 to place, $2.10 to show across the board. The win was even more impressive when looking at who she beat. Running second was the winner of the $50,000 Oklahoma Futurity Juvenile on March 23 at Remington Park, FMM Rocking Cartel.

Eye Am a Fancy PYC stopped the timer in 16.886 seconds, over a muddy track, for a speed index of 87. She got up by a half-length over the favorite, FMM Rocking Cartel at 6-5 odds. Running third, another half-length back was second-time starter Krazy Mary.

Racing continues Saturday with a special Kentucky Derby Day live post of Noon at Remington Park with a 12-race card.

REMINGTON PARK SPRINGBOARD MILE WINNER LONG RANGE TODDY, LONGSHOT IN KENTUCKY DERBY SATURDAY

Long Range Toddy could become the first Remington Park Springboard Mile winner to also win the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Since winning the Springboard Mile in December in Oklahoma City, trainer Steve Asmussen shipped this 3-year-old to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., where he won one division of a split $750,000 Rebel Stakes in March.

 

Owner Willis Horton said the Springboard lived up to its name, giving Long Range Toddy his start on the road to the Kentucky Derby. If jockey Jon Court could find his way to the winner’s circle, he would become the oldest rider to win the “Run for the Roses” at 58 years old. It would also be Asmussen’s first Kentucky Derby win.

REMINGTON PARK OAKS WINNER CAPTURES GRADE 1 LA TROIENNE STAKES AT CHURCHILL DOWNS ON KENTUCKY DERBY EVE

Trainer Steve Asmussen became overwhelmed when a filly named for his wife, Julie, won the Grade 1, $500,000 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs on Friday at 5-1 odds.

This 3-year-old filly was named for Julie Asmussen as she battled and beat cancer, so the horse has become a symbol of everything for which Asmussen works. He tried to talk about the victory after the race and after saying the filly is very special, he had to walk away from the microphone as tears began to well in his eyes.

She’s a Julie was just able to overcome 9-2 third favorite Secret Spice in the stretch to get up by a half-length with Ricardo Santana in the irons.

In the fall, Santana had ridden her to victory at Remington Park in the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks as the 4-5 favorite, winning by a length and a half. She covered the 1-1/16th miles in Oklahoma City in a time of 1:43.36. She went 1-1/16th miles at Churchill on Friday in 1:43.58. She is owned by Bradley Thoroughbreds, Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Madaket Stables, and Tim and Anna Cambron.

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