10/15/2008 11:00PM

Euphony knows how to win


Ladies first. That is the protocol for this year's expanded Breeders' Cup program and it will be the protocol Saturday night at Remington Park when the track cards three stakes for females on the eve of a four-stakes program led by the $350,000 Oklahoma Derby.

Euphony comes into the richest of Saturday night's stakes, the $75,000 Remington Oaks at a mile on turf, in razor-sharp form. She won the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Oaks on dirt in her last start Sept. 20, and before that captured the $50,000 DeBartolo Oaks on turf at Louisiana Downs on July 19.

"She'll run either way," said Donnie Von Hemel, who trains Euphony for Pin Oak Stable. "She's just a nice filly."

Euphony showed her class in the Prairie Meadows Oaks, when she darted to a 2 1/4-length win. It was her fifth victory in seven career starts and worth a Beyer Speed Figure of 85.

"She was mid-pack for most of the race and had to negotiate a bit of traffic through the last turn," Von Hemel said. "Once she got moved out and got her bead set on the horse in front, she got by her in pretty quick order."

Cliff Berry has the mount on Euphony, who will break from post 2 in the field of 12.

Wasted Tears is the one to catch. She is seeking her fourth straight win following two allowance scores at Lone Star Park and an overnight handicap win over older rivals at Remington. She used wire-to-wire tactics in all three races for trainer Bart Evans, and after working three furlongs in a bullet 34.80 seconds Thursday morning again figures to be prominent under Quincy Hamilton.

La Mina, a two-time stakes winner last year in California, and Love to Tell, who won the $75,000 Honeymoon over older rivals at Louisiana Downs in August, add more depth to the field. The Steve Asmussen-trained Doc's Delight is also capable.

Gaylord: Seacrettina a likely favorite

Seacrettina drew well in getting post 6 in a field of seven for the $50,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial, a 6 1/2-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies. She could go favored after running second to colts in the $50,000 Clever Trevor at Remington in her last start Sept. 1.

"She's been training forwardly since then, and we'll see what she does this weekend," said Joe Petalino, who trains Seacrettina for Baccari Racing.

Seacrettina has worked consecutive bullets since the Clever Trevor, including a three-furlong move in 35.80 seconds Oct. 12. Her biggest win came in July, when she earned one of the year's best Beyer Figures for a 2-year-old filly in the $75,000 Silver Spur at Lone Star. Seacrettina won the six-furlong stakes in a sharp 1:10.40, for a Beyer of 95. Eddie Martin Jr. has the mount.

Petalino said with a good performance, Seacrettina would be pointed to the $100,000 My Trusty Cat at Delta on Nov. 7. The race is a prep for her year-end goal, the $500,000 Delta Princess at Delta on Dec. 5.

* The locally based Stealth Cat, a winner of three stakes in her last four starts, will face shippers Awsugahnow and Funny Girl Rachel in the $50,000 Ada for fillies and mares at six furlongs. The race also drew Starry Pie.