09/19/2009 12:00AM

Phoenix popular with Remington runners

Coady Photography
Ez Dreamer earned a 105 Beyer Figure for his stakes win at Zia Park.

Remington Park looks like it will be well-represented in next month's Grade 3, $250,000 Phoenix at Keeneland. Greeley's Conquest, the winner of the $200,000 Remington Park Sprint Championship, is being pointed for the race. It is also a goal for Sing Baby Sing, who last year shipped from his Remington base and won the Phoenix.

In addition, Ez Dreamer, who last weekend traveled from Oklahoma City to New Mexico and won the $100,000 Premiere at Zia Park, is being considered for the Phoenix.

To be run at six furlongs on Polytrack on Oct. 9, the Phoenix is a Win and You're In race for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Ez Dreamer won his second sprint stakes in his last three starts in the Premiere, when he rolled to a 3 1/2-length win over favorite Native Ruler. For his effort, Ez Dreamer earned a Beyer Figure of 105. The number equaled the career-best Beyer he had put up in June for his more than three-length win in the $125,000 Iowa Sprint Handicap at Prairie Meadows.

"We may go in the Phoenix," said Kory Owens, who trains Ez Dreamer for Triple AAA Ranch. "It might be a little quick back. We'll have to see. It's something to look at."

Ez Dreamer seems to have found his niche sprinting. Last year as a 3-year-old, he was a multiple stakes winner at two turns and even placed in a pair of graded turf routes at Hollywood Park. But upon returning from a recent layoff, Ez Dreamer has been razor sharp sprinting this year and at the present time there are no plans to change things up, said Owens.

"He took to it so good, I thought I'd leave him sprinting for a while," he said.

Owens settled in at Remington

Ez Dreamer is part of a 20-horse division Owens has at Remington. Once a mainstay at the track, it is the first stable he has had in Oklahoma City since 1999. In recent years, Owens had been racing some horses in California, but he opted to move back into the Midwest with horses and raced this past season in Iowa. He said it was a natural progression from there to send horses to Remington.

Owens also has a division at Turf Paradise. He said the makeup of his stable includes a number of young horses.

"I really don't carry too many older horses, mainly because we raise so many of our own," he said.

Triple AAA Ranch is a family-owned operation led by Owens's father, Richard Owens.

Sing Baby Sing eyes Phoenix

Sing Baby Sing, who finished a troubled sixth in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint, made his first start since that race on Aug. 22 in the Remington Park Sprint Championship and ran a big second. He closed fast, was beaten a half-length by Greeley's Conquest, and earned a Beyer of 95. Sing Baby Sing has since been working in Oklahoma City for a possible return to Keeneland for the Phoenix.

"That's what we're pointing for," said Jack Bruner, who trains Sing Baby Sing for Tom Durant. "We're just taking it one day at a time. He's doing super, waiting for another spot."

Sing Baby Sing was second in last year's Premiere, one start prior to his three-quarter-length win in the Phoenix.

* Jockey Chris Landeros won four races Friday night at Remington.