03/19/2009 12:00AM

Fillies dominate Oklahoma Futurity


It's very likely that a filly will win Saturday night's Grade 3, $355,000 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Futurity at Remington Park. Of the 10 horses that qualified for the 300-yard race, nine are fillies, including Teller Shes an Angel.

She was supplemented to the trials for $7,500 and set the fastest qualifying time for the Oklahoma Futurity when she won her March 7 trial in 15.64 seconds. Teller Shes an Angel drew off by two lengths in the 300-yard race, scoring as the favorite for trainer Luis Villafranco.

Villafranco will also send out the lone colt in the field, Hot Pepper Jess, who won his trial by a length. He drew post 9.

Trainer Eddie Willis qualified three horses for the Oklahoma Futurity, including Illegal Fireworks, who will be ridden by the hot Roy Brooks. The 67-year-old jockey won five races at Remington last Sunday.

The Oklahoma Futurity is the longest-running futurity in Quarter Horse history, according to officials at Remington. It will be supported by the Grade 3, $115,000 Oklahoma Quarter Horse Derby. The probable favorite is Grade 1 winner Spit Curl Diva.

Will Rogers: Double duty for Carter

Jockey G.R. Carter, who will be aboard Spit Curl Diva as well as Hot Pepper Jess on Saturday night at Remington in Oklahoma City, is scheduled to ride at Will Rogers near Tulsa earlier in the day in the $50,000 Cherokee Quarter Horse Challenge.

Carter will be aboard Red Storm Cat in the 300-yard race for 3-year-olds and up. Heath Taylor trains the Grade 1-placed Red Storm Cat, who is the field's highest earner as a winner of $226,439. The race will go as the fourth on Saturday as part of a card that includes races for Thoroughbreds.

Manor Downs: Full field in Longhorn

Hotlittlechica is the fastest qualifier for the $21,390 Longhorn Invitational for 2-year-olds at Manor Downs near Austin, Texas, on Saturday. The 300-yard race drew a field of 10. Hotlittlechica broke next-to-last from the rail in her March 7 trial, but overcame the start to get up for a neck win.