11/28/2014 6:39PM

Okey Dokey Kyle, Dancing Diva get stakes wins


Okey Dokey Kyle made a successful leap from the claiming ranks to stakes competition Friday, winning the $50,000 colts-and-geldings division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at Remington Park. The race was one of two stakes on the card, with Dancing Diva accounting for the $50,000 fillies division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes.

Both races were run over six furlongs and restricted to 2-year-olds by stallions nominated to the program.

Okey Dokey Kyle ($16.60), who won his debut in a $20,000 maiden-claiming race at Remington, was making just the second start of his career in the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes. He shot to the lead at the start, and after rolling through fractions of 21.86 seconds for the opening quarter and 44.84 for the half-mile, he had more left for a 2 3/4-length win over Kenny Do the Math.

Quincy Hamilton rode Okey Dokey Kyle, who finished in 1:11.

Francisco Bravo trains Okey Dokey Kyle for the horse’s breeders, Ann Sachdev and Lori Bravo. Okey Dokey Kyle, who earned $33,000 on Friday, is an Oklahoma-bred son of Tactical Cat.

Dancing Diva ($5) ran back to her impressive debut with an 8 1/2-length win over Rich Uncle in the fillies division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes. She tracked the pace and went on to cover the distance in 1:10.53.

Curtis Kimes was aboard Dancing Diva for Harmony Stable and trainer Boyd Caster. The filly has won 2 of 3 starts, with her other score a 6 1/2-furlong debut win at Remington on Sept. 28. Dancing Diva is daughter of Affirmatif and was bred in Oklahoma by Hidden Springs Ranch.