10/17/2005 11:00PM

Golden Rainbow vs. nine in derby


Golden Rainbow earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 103 in an allowance win in his last start, and the triple-digit number could send him off as the favorite Friday night in the $150,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park.

was one of 10 to pass through the entry box on Tuesday for the 1 1/8-mile race.

, winner of the Grade 3, $750,000 West Virginia Derby, and Military Major, fourth in the Grade 2, $750,000 Super Derby, will also get wagering support in the Oklahoma Derby. The race is one of five stakes worth a combined $355,000 on the card, making it the richest card of the Remington meet.

Other stakes on the card are the $75,000 MEC Mile for 2-year-olds, two $40,000 divisions of the Remington Park Oaks, and the $40,000 Remington Green, which drew a number of the region's best turf horses, including Dontbotherknocking and Waupaca.

A total of 22 horses were entered in the Remington Park Oaks, prompting officials to split the race into two fields of 11.

"We went into entries planning to fill four stakes races, and we came away with five," said Dale Day, a Remington spokesman.

There will be a pick four comprising all stakes, Day said.

In the derby, Golden Rainbow will break from post 8 under jockey Jeremy Rose, who won this year's Preakness and Belmont Stakes aboard Afleet Alex. Golden Rainbow also has the same owner, Cash Is King, and trainer, Tim Ritchey, as Afleet Alex. In his last start, he won a two-other-than allowance at Delaware Park on Oct. 9.

Real Dandy, who drew post 7, will be coupled with Jazzy Gallop, who will break from the rail. Steve Asmussen trains Real Dandy and Jazzy Gallop, and has named Luis Quinonez on both halves of the entry.

The entry of Real Dandy and Jazzy Gallop was installed as the 2-1 favorite on the morning line, with Golden Rainbow second choice at 5-2.

breaks from post 5, and trainer Michael Caraman has given the mount to Jeff Burningham.

The field from the rail out is Jazzy Gallop; Kilates Kiss, to be ridden by Carlos Gonzalez; Tricky Slew, Belen Quinonez; Lear Force, Tonya Arruda; Military Major; Flying Eagle, Cliff Berry; Real Dandy; Golden Rainbow; Lucky Bid, Larry Taylor; and Lumbre, Quincy Hamilton.