Asmussen plans to load up in Remington Springboard Mile



Picture: Courtesy of Remington Park


Don Thompson, stakes coordinator at Remington Park, expects a “native affair” for the $400,000 Remington Springboard Mile given an ongoing equine herpesvirus quarantine that would drive shippers to stay in Oklahoma Town longer than they’d like after Sunday’s race.

Instructor Steve Asmussen informed the racing administrative center he’s going to input 5 contenders, alternatively, including intensity to the yr’s ultimate points-paying prep for the 2020 Kentucky Derby. Two of the ones runners have been referred to as of Tuesday.

L and N Racing’s Rowdy Yates has already gained two stakes at Remington Park, with the state-bred taking the Oct. 18 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile and Nov. 15 Don McNeill Memorial Stakes, the latter run on the Springboard Mile distance.

“We had a tip that he used to be going to be a pleasant horse on the sale,” Lee Levinson, racing supervisor for L and N, informed Remington Park exposure. “He’s a (son of) Morning Line, out of a not anything mare and other people concept we have been loopy to offer forty-some-thousand for him. We simply concept he used to be handsome and we rolled the cube, hoping to get fortunate.”

Calumet Farm’s Jungle Runner went from maiden particular weight to stakes winner within the Nov. 1 Suave Trevor Stakes. That very same race produced closing yr’s Springboard Mile hero Lengthy Vary Toddy, some other from the Asmussen barn.

In all, Asmussen horses accounted for 15 of 88 nominations forward of Wednesday’s access cut-off date. The Springboard Mile will pay out Derby qualifying features on a 10-4-2-1 foundation to its Best Four finishers.

Different identified Springboard Mile probables come with Embolden, a stakes-winning Virginia-bred who has run on turf and mud; the Wesley Ward-trained Maximiliano, a six-furlong maiden particular weight winner at Keeneland; and Kirkcules, 2nd to Rowdy Yates in his closing get started.

The EHV-1 quarantine price the Springboard Mile its possible favourite this week when the Day-to-day Racing Shape reported Likelihood It, a more than one stakes winner at Gulfstream Park, would now not send following his Monday paintings. He do not have been allowed again at Joseph’s Gulfstream Park base for a month.

Resolution In, a Churchill Downs maiden winner on Oct. 27, could also be amongst the ones now not making the go back and forth to Remington Park. Whilst the son of Dialed In continues to paintings persistently, Thompson stated teacher Brad Cox gained’t be sending horses in for Sunday’s card.

“There can be fill ins from the native inhabitants right here,” Thompson stated. “We’ll wait till the next day and spot with a few of these guys. There aren’t going to be any superstars.”

The Springboard Mile anchors a stakes program Sunday afternoon that incorporates the $100,00Zero Trapeze for 2-year-old fillies; the $100,00Zero Jeffrey Hawk Memorial for 3-year-olds and up; the $100,00Zero She’s All In for fillies and mares Three and up; the $70,00Zero Jim Thorpe for Oklahoma-breds; and the $70,00Zero Useeit for state-bred fillies.

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