08/23/2007 11:00PM

Greeley's Conquest injures leg


Greeley's Conquest, one of the top 3-year-olds based at Remington Park, came out of his last start with a minor physical setback, according to his trainer, Gary Thomas. The horse ran at Louisiana Downs on Aug. 18, finishing seventh as the favorite in the $100,000 Prelude Stakes.

"He popped a splint," said Thomas. "He'll be out of training about three weeks."

The splint is located in the right foreleg. Greeley's Conquest won four straight races earlier this year, including the $50,000 Prairie Mile at Prairie Meadows on June 9. During his streak, he also won optional claiming races at Oaklawn and Churchill Downs.

Thomas said the $300,000 Oklahoma Derby on Oct. 21 has been the meet objective for Greeley's Conquest, and he thinks there is an outside chance he could still make the race.

Oklahoma-breds in spotlight

Remington has carded a pair of $50,000 stakes for Oklahoma-breds for Sunday, races that figure to produce starters for the Oklahoma Classics Day program Sept. 29. The action starts in the seventh with the Red Earth Derby, a 7 1/2-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds that drew seven, including the capable filly Classic Actress.

The horse to beat appears to be Artic Heat, who won a first-level allowance on turf at Lone Star Park on May 6. He will be returning to grass following a fourth-place finish against older sprinters in the $45,000 Route 66 on dirt at Fair Meadows on July 14. Cliff Berry has the mount for trainer Robert Listen.

In the Black Mesa, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares, No Lak of Silver will attempt to remain perfect on dirt and at Remington. She was an 11 3/4-length debut winner here last September. When she won a first-level allowance here Aug. 5, No Lak of Silver earned a Beyer Figure of 84, the highest last-race number in the Black Mesa.

The chief threat could be Yo Fanci, who in her last dirt start was third in the $100,000 Valid Expectations at Lone Star on May 28.

* Marq French, who scored last weekend in the $50,000 Silver Goblin, has two stakes objectives. Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said he will likely run back in the $50,000 Taliaferro Memorial on Sept. 9, then shoot for the $50,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint.