04/15/2009 11:00PM

Dynaglide to show her stuff at Remington


Back on Feb. 4, when most 2-year-olds had yet to reach the racetrack, Dynaglide had her first official workout at Lone Star Park, zipping a furlong in 11.97 seconds from the gate.

The workout confirmed trainer Steve Garrison's early impressions - the filly had loads of ability.

A little more than 10 weeks later, Dynaglide is positioned to win the year's richest Quarter Horse race to date in Saturday's $683,600 Remington Park Futurity.

Since March 1, Dynaglide has made three starts, and has improved with each run. A fifth-place finish in her debut, a division of the Harrah's Futurity time trials at Louisiana Downs on March 1, was followed by a convincing maiden win by 2 1/2 lengths in a 300-yard race at that track on March 15.

"We weren't pushing her," Garrison said.

In the 330-yard time trials for the Remington Park Futurity on April 4, Dynaglide set the fastest qualifying time of 16.72 seconds.

"We knew she had some speed," Garrison said. "She's improved right along."

Garrison, based in Sherman, Texas, north of Dallas, is seeking his richest win in the Remington Park Futurity. He won the $395,476 Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star Park in 2007 with the longshot Reba Cleata.

"It's hard to win those big ones," he said.

Owned by Evelio Salazar, Dynaglide is one of six fillies in the Remington Park Futurity. First Prize Leeza, who won a division of the trials in 16.75 seconds in her career debut, is a filly trained by Heath Taylor. First Prize Leeza is one of two unbeaten horses in the field. Docs Dusty Okie won a maiden race in March and a division of the trials in 16.75 seconds.

Garrison respects Ms Athenas Dividend, who was third behind Docs Dusty Okie in the trials, beaten just a head.

"She can run a little bit," he said.

The Remington Park Futurity is one of five stakes on an 11-race program that includes the $203,509 Remington Park Derby at 400 yards.

King Brimmerton, third in the Texas Classic Futurity at Lone Star Park last November, and View Me Flying, who is making his stakes debut, each ran 20.01 seconds in time trials on April 3.

The most accomplished horse in the field is Spit Curl Diva, who was second in the 2008 Remington Park Futurity and won the Oklahoma Derby on March 21. She has won 6 of 13 starts and $376,175.

* The gelding Mark It Famous is the fastest qualifier for Sunday's $100,000 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park. Trained by Wesley Giles for owner-breeder Robert Williams, Mark It Famous ran 300 yards in 14.85 seconds in time trials on April 3.

The second-fastest qualifier was Heza Miracle Dip, who was timed in 15.00 seconds despite veering out at the start.

The West Texas Futurity is the last futurity at Sunland Park before the New Mexico circuit moves to Ruidoso Downs for the late spring and summer.