A field of nine juveniles head to the gate Saturday night in the $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile, closing night at Remington Park.
The race is a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race with 10-4-3-2-1 points up for grabs. However, horses only earn points if they run lasix free and only Echo Again, Gun Flash and Campfire Creed will race without lasix.
Echo Again is the 9-5 morning line favorite. The Steve Asmussen trainee was seventh in the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs in his last outing. He is reunited with Ricardo Santana Jr. who was aboard the colt in his maiden breaker in his debut.
The Springboard Mile is one of six stakes on an outstanding 12 race card. First post is 5:00 CT.
PlayUp Racebook players are eligible for a $25 free bet by wagering $250 or more on the Saturday night card at Remington Park.
Let’s head out to Remington Park for Saturday’s featured race of the day:
Remington Park Race 12 The Remington Springboard Mile 10:19 CT
6 American Outlaw 15-1
5 Giant Mischief 3-1
1 Echo Again 9-5
9 Wildatalnticstorm 6-1
The Fincher trainee has two trips over the main track here. He broke his maiden in a well backed debut going five furlongs. The runner up came out of that race to graduate in his next start here on Nov. 22. Last out our top picks et the early fractions on the stretch out to a mile and could not hold off Lil Sweet Thing in a runner up finish. The blinkers come off this son of American Pgharoah who is out of a Mutakddim mare that has dropped three other winners including stakes winner Twixy Roll. The colt is going to be a generous price and another move forward puts him in the mix here. With the hood off he likely is going to be sitting just off the pace.
The colt owns the top last out speed fig in a sharp win versus Alw-1 optional claimers at Keeneland going seven furlongs. Five he beat that day have come back to run with a third the best finish. Cox is 30% winners moving runners form sprint to route. He has the pedigree to go longer, by Into Mischief out of the stakes winner Vertical Oak.
This colt was the beaten chalk in the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs in his first go against winners. She prompted the early pace and packed it in, beaten 14 lengths in a seventh-place finish. He broke his maiden two back at Saratoga going 6 ½ furlongs, also sent off as the heavy favorite. The Asmussen trainee has worked well since his last outing and figures to bounce back with a better effort but is going to end up a light price.