04/26/2012 2:23PM

Remington: Candy Cartel after seventh straight in Sooner State


Candy Cartel will be seeking her seventh consecutive win when she takes on male rivals Saturday night in the $100,000 Sooner State for Quarter Horses at Remington Park. The restricted Grade 1 is for 3-year-olds and up bred in Oklahoma.

Candy Cartel is the lone filly or mare in the 400-yard race that also drew A Toss Up, who has won two stakes in his last three starts at Remington, the $246,000 Oklahoma-Bred Derby on April 14, and the Grade 2 Eastex Handicap over older rivals on March 4.

Candy Cartel began her streak last June, when she won a conditioned allowance at Fair Meadows. She defeated males in that race, and continued to do so through two more allowance wins and in the $43,000 Fort Erie Derby last October. Candy Cartel returned to action at 4 at Remington, and won an allowance and the Grade 3 Decketta, both against fillies and mares, in March. Clinton Crawford trains Candy Cartel for her breeder, Carl C. Pevehouse, and has given the mount to Tony Ray Bennett.