05/26/2010 11:00PM

Remington card offers 7 Quarter Horse stakes


Llano Teller, who is the nation's top-ranked 2-year-old Quarter Horse, will seek his second Grade 1 win of the Remington Park meet in Saturday night's $1 million Heritage Place Futurity.

Llano Teller rose to the top of the 2-year-old poll with his win in the Remington Park Futurity in April. He comes into the Heritage Place off a second-place finish in his trial May 7.

The 350-yard race is the richest of seven stakes on the card, worth a combined $1.9 million.

The program also features some of the nation's top older horses in the Grade 1, $250,000 Remington Park Championship. The winner of the race will receive a berth into the Grade 1, $750,000 Champion of Champions at Los Alamitos on Dec. 11.

Jess You and I, the nation's second-ranked older horse behind Freaky, is the one to beat in the Remington Park Championship. He won the Grade 1 Oklahoma Challenge Championship by 2 1/4 lengths May 9.

"I like the way we're going into this race," said Toby Keeton, who has trained Jess You and I for his races in Oklahoma. "He didn't have to run that hard the other day."

Jess You and I, who was racing outside of Southern California for the first time in the Oklahoma Challenge Championship, was sent to Remington by owner Double Bar S and his West Coast-based trainer, Jaime Gomez, with the hope of securing a berth for the Champion of Champions.

Others in the race include Easy Dashin Sixes and Separate Bet, who also rank among the nation's leading older horses in a poll put out by the American Quarter Horse Association.

Ruidoso: Love Samba returns

Love Samba, who finished fifth as the favorite in last year's Grade 1 All American Futurity, will make her first start since that race during Saturday's trials for the Grade 1, $538,965 Ruidoso Derby. The finale is June 12. Love Samba runs in the third race, which is one of six trials Saturday. In the fifth race, Zoomin With Ease, the winner of last year's Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity, will meet Shesa First Ratify, the runner-up in the All American.

* Mr. Game will shoot for his fourth straight win in Saturday night's Grade 2, $147,800 Delta Downs Derby.