11/25/2009 12:00AM

Bargain hunter's special


Horseplayers shopping for value on Black Friday might find it in Steal Your Face, who meets several sharp rivals in the $50,000 Silver Goblin at Remington Park. The 6 1/2-furlong race is one of two Oklahoma-bred stakes on the card. The program, which has a special post of 1:30 p.m. Central, also will include the $50,000 Ladies on the Lawn.

Steal Your Face will take on an accomplished group of sprinters, including Marq French, a multiple stakes winner of close to $500,000; Laidbacklynny, who in his last start won the $50,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint; Herecomesthemannow, winner of the $70,000 Oklahoma Classics Night Sprint; and Fifth Date, an allowance winner at this distance last out with a Beyer Speed Figure of 91.

"It's a very competitive race," said Kari Craddock, who trains Steal Your Face for Rockin BB Ranch and Glenn Chamand.

Steal Your Face, who is a multiple stakes winner, could be third or fourth choice, but he exits a strong $50,000 optional claiming sprint in which he finished a close third to multiple stakes winner Gold Coyote. And the six-furlong race, run at Remington on Oct. 23, went in a quick 1:09.

"It was open company, it was tough, and he ran good," Craddock said, adding she likes the move to 6 1/2 furlongs for Steal Your Face.

"It gives him a little extra time because he's a closer, so it's a great distance for him."

Steal Your Face is proven at the distance, she noted, as he won at 6 1/2 furlongs in the $50,000 Route 66 at Fair Meadows in Tulsa in July. Floyd Wethey has the mount Friday.

Marq French won the $100,000 Oklahoma Classic at 1 1/16 miles in September, then came rolling for second last out in the Remington Turf Sprint. He is moving back to dirt, where he is an 11-time winner, and might get a nice tracking trip from post 8. Cliff Berry has the mount for trainer Donnie Von Hemel.

* Skedee will be looking for her second straight stakes win in the Ladies on the Lawn, which is for fillies and mares at 7 1/2 furlongs on turf. She dominated the $84,000 Oklahoma Classic Filly and Mare Turf, winning off by more than six lengths. Chris Landeros has the mount for trainer Mary Sullivan.