06/29/2006 12:00AM

Fair Meadows: Jazzy Okie one to beat


Jazzy Okie is coming home. Bred in Oklahoma, she will return to racing in her home state at Fair Meadows in Tulsa after spending time at Prairie Meadows in Iowa and Arlington Park in Illinois.

Jazzy Okie should start as the favorite in the $45,000 Boomer Stakes, a 5 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares bred in Oklahoma which drew a field of 10.

Jazzy Okie last raced at Prairie Meadows, finishing second by a half-length in the $50,000 Panthers. She will shorten up in distance from a mile for the Boomer, and sharpened up by working three furlongs in a bullet 35.40 seconds on June 23.

Jazzy Okie has registered both of her career stakes wins at one turn, against colts and geldings in the Iowa Stallion Futurity at Prairie Meadows and against fillies in the E.L. Gaylord Memorial at Remington Park, both in 2005.

Kelly Von Hemel trains Jazzy Okie and has given the mount to Don Pettinger.

Leading rider Curtis Kimes will be aboard Hide N Watch, who was a wire-to-wire winner of an optional claiming race last out at Will Rogers Downs.