11/29/2007 12:00AM

Distance no problem for Sing Baby Sing

EmailSing Baby Sing has shown exceptional versatility in his 12-race career, with his six wins coming on dirt and turf and around one turn and two. Saturday night, his connections will test him again in the $75,000 Governor's Cup, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up at Remington Park.

"I've been wanting to get him on the dirt two turns," said Jack Bruner, who trains Sing Baby Sing for Tom Durant.

The Governor's Cup is one of two closing night stakes at Remington. Also on tap is the $50,000 Centennial, a turf route for 2-year-olds that will go as the first race.

Sing Baby Sing has not raced two turns on the main track since June 2006, when he was a sharp allowance winner at Lone Star Park. The win came in his final start at 3, and when he returned to racing this year, he won a pair of sprint races at Lone Star Park.

Sing Baby Sing then stretched back out around two turns and won the $50,000 Bob Johnson Memorial, which was run on turf at Lone Star. He became a stakes winner on dirt in his last start, when he captured the $75,000 Remington Park Sprint Championship over seven furlongs on Oct. 21.

The race was a career-best performance for Sing Baby Sing, who won by 5 1/2 lengths and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 97.

"He's plenty sharp," Bruner said.

Sing Baby Sing will break from post 3 in a field of five. He will be ridden by Justin Shepherd.

"We'd like to kind of sit off the pace and make a run down the lane," Bruner said.

The chief threat to Sing Baby Sing could be the horse in the gate to his immediate outside. Greeley's Conquest was the runner-up in the Sprint Championship and earlier this year won the $50,000 Prairie Mile at Prairie Meadows. Perry Compton has the mount for trainer Gary Thomas.

Jockey Cliff Berry and trainer Steve Asmussen, who will win their respective titles this meet at Remington, will team up in the Governor's Cup with Beta Capo.

* Pursue a Dream and Red Birds Magician, who finished one-two in an allowance prep, are both back for the Centennial, a one-mile turf race. Also in the field is Picaso, winner of the $50,000 Oklahoma Classics Day Juvenile.