03/13/2011 5:09PM

Oaklawn: Uncle Brent tries two turns


Uncle Brent, a 3-year-old who ran the fastest six furlongs of the meet in February when he won his career debut, makes the move to a mile Sunday in the 10th race. Following his win, he was sold privately. Lynn Whiting now trains Uncle Brent, a son of Pioneering who won his maiden in 1:09.40.

"I look at him as a two-turn horse," Whiting said. "I don't look at him as a sprinter. He galloped out very strong the other day. As a matter of fact, he was a little green. He didn't change his leads in the stretch, and when he did change leads, he galloped out 10 in front of the field."

Jockey Israel Ocampo, who was aboard that afternoon and who just won the eighth race with a $38 horse, Mi Tatiana, retains the mount on Uncle Brent.

o In the upcoming ninth race, note 5-1 shot Sebastian County was second last out to It Happened Again, who came back to win the Grade 3, $125,000 Rebel at Oaklawn on Saturday. The current favorite is Suyeta, for trainer Cecil Borel.