09/22/2009 11:00PM

Craddock looks for her spots


Trainer Kari Craddock was doing some serious handicapping Wednesday. She has five horses to run Saturday night during the $450,000 Classics program at Remington Park, with several of her trainees suited to more than one division. In all, there will be six stakes run, each restricted to Oklahoma-breds paid up in the Classics.

"There's not nominations, and you're not sure where anybody else is going, so it's a little tough," Craddock said of the decision process, adding that there also are no cross-entries for the Classics.

As a result, Craddock and her clients have been going back and forth as to the best spots for their horses. The barn does plan to start its three winners from a year ago, Annieville, Steal Your Face, and No Advance. Craddock also has Reel Chrome and Burbance on deck for Saturday.

Annieville, she said, is likely to run in the $70,000 Filly and Mare Sprint. She won the race in 2007 and 2008.

"She's pretty well locked into that spot," Craddock said.

But the decisions are not as clear for Burbance, who is a candidate for the $70,000 Distaff on dirt or the $70,000 Filly and Mare Turf.

"She runs both," Craddock said.

Craddock celebrated a career-day in last year's Classics when Annieville took the Filly and Mare Sprint, Steal Your Face won the Sprint, and No Advance took the Juvenile.

Entries for the Classics were to be taken Thursday.

* Miranda Diane, who twice earned triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures this past spring at Will Rogers, is being pointed to Classics Night, trainer Shane Seaton said. She is set to run in the Filly and Mare Sprint. Miranda Diane won all four of her starts this spring at Will Rogers, two with Beyers of 102.

* This year, the two Classic races for 2-year-olds have been moved to Nov. 22