11/23/2009 12:00AM

Pleasant Storm finishes fast at Remington


Pleasant Storm established himself as an Oklahoma-bred to watch on Sunday, when he closed from next to last to win the $60,000 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile at Remington Park and remain undefeated in two starts. He won by a widening two lengths over Hollywood Ice, while it was another half-length back in third to Right Squall.

Pleasant Storm ($11.20) had one horse beat early in the six-furlong race, began to move at about the three-eighths pole. and went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 1:10.93. Bryan McNeil rode the winner for Vickie Fixley and trainer Joe Petalino.

Pleasant Storm, who won a maiden special weight at Remington in October, is a son of Pleasant Tap.

Also on the card, Shotgun Gulch ($6.80) picked up her second stakes win of the meet when she ran down 1-2 favorite Vertical Vision in the $60,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie.

Shotgun Gulch, who in October won the $52,000 E.L. Gaylord at Remington, rallied from seventh to win the Lassie by 1.5 lengths.. She covered six furlongs in 1:10.28. Luis Quinonez rode the winner for C.R. Trout, who bred, owns, and trains Shotgun Gulch.

The Juvenile and Lassie are traditionally part of the Oklahoma Classics Night each September at Remington, but this year were pushed back to November.