11/21/2012 4:22PM

Remington: Fifth Date gives sprinting another shot in Silver Goblin

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Fifth Date will run 6 1/2 furlongs in the Silver Goblin after a string of two-turn races.

Fifth Date will be cutting back to a sprint distance for the first time since August in the $50,000 Silver Goblin at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The 6 1/2-furlong stakes is for 3-year-olds and up bred in Oklahoma, and it will be run on a special daytime card Friday.

Fifth Date is a multiple winner at one turn, but in recent times he has had a good deal of success routing. He won his division’s richest race, the $155,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington on Oct. 19. He rallied from off the pace to win the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up bred in Oklahoma and has raced once since, defeating open company in a $15,000 optional claimer at a mile Nov. 9. Alex Birzer has the mount for Danny Caldwell and trainer Federico Villafranco.

The chief threat in the six-horse field is Okie Ride, who also has won his last two starts. He defeated open company in a $35,000 optional claimer Sept. 12 at Remington, then came back and won the $111,000 Oklahoma Classics Sprint in his most recent out Oct. 19. Luis Quinonez has the mount for Richter Family Trust and trainer Kenneth Nolen.