10/20/2007 11:00PM

Alice Belle wins Remington Oaks

EmailOKLAHOMA CITY - Alice Belle improved her turf record to 5-for-9 when she overtook Midsummer Magic for a two-length win in the $75,000 Remington Park Oaks on Saturday night. Midsummer Magic held second, while it was another length back in third to Aidan’s Bella.

The Oaks was the richest of three stakes run on what was the eve of the $300,000 Oklahoma Derby.

Alice Belle ($14.60) was about eight lengths back early in the one-mile race, as Buddha Lady led the field through six furlongs in 1:12.86. Alice Belle swung out in the stretch and closed with good energy, covering the distance in 1:38.61. It was the second stakes win for Alice Belle, who had captured the $50,000 Lone Star Park Oaks in June.

"This filly is a good grass filly," said Richard Eramia, who rode Alice Belle for trainer John Locke. "She finished very good."

Locke said next race plans are to be determined. Alice Belle is a daughter of Street Cry. She races for Peggy and Albert Serviss.

Gaylord goes to Alina

The Oaks was one of two stakes wins on the night for Eramia. He picked up his first when Alina showed a new dimension in the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord, rallying from off the pace for a three-quarter-length win. Madonna Mia finished second in the 6 1/2-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies, while it was another 2 1/2 lengths back in third to O.K. Krystal.

Victory Trip, who was favored in the race, collapsed and died near the sixteenth pole. Jockey Cliff Berry was aboard, but escaped serious injury and returned to ride later on the card. Victory Trip had won her last two starts.

Alina ($15.20) trailed early, as Madonna Mia led the field through an opening quarter in 21.70 seconds and a half-mile in 44.60. Alina took after the leaders in the stretch, and covered the distance in 1:16.60.

"She did everything the way we wanted her to do it," said Bruce Jackson, who trains Alina for Savorthetime Stables. "She relaxed very well tonight."

Jackson said next race plans are to be determined for Alina, a daughter of Came Home.

Valid Lil remains perfect on dirt

Valid Lil ran her main track record to 7-for-7 in the $50,000 Ada, and in the process gave jockey Ramsey Zimmerman his fifth win on the night. Valid Lil won by 2 1/2 lengths over Lunarlady. It was another head back in third to Youaremysweetheart.

Valid Lil ($3.40) stalked the pace set by Youaremysweetheart, who was in front through an opening quarter in 22.14 seconds and a half-mile in 44.72. Valid Lil moved to the leaders on the turn, then moved past them in midstretch and went on to cover the six furlongs for fillies and mares in 1:10.08.

"She's incredible," said Zimmerman, who is the regular rider on Valid Lil. "She's a push-button ride."

Valid Lil races for Circustown Stables and is trained by Bret Calhoun. He said she would be pointed for the $50,000 Yellow Rose on the Texas Champion Day program at Sam Houston Race Park on Dec. 1.