11/30/2011 3:28PM

Remington: Ladies on the Lawn surface switch should be no problem for She's All In


She’s All In has always been a useful filly as a winner of 9 of 18 starts. But she seems to have stepped up her game in recent times, and on Friday night will be seeking her fourth consecutive win when she defends her title in the $50,000 Ladies on the Lawn at Remington Park.

The one-mile race for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares was scheduled for turf, but it is being run on the main track after last week’s decision to call off turf racing for the remainder of the meet.

The surface switch should be of no concern to She’s All In. Although she began her current streak on turf, in the $100,000 River Cities at Louisiana Downs on Sept. 10, her last two wins have come on Remington’s main track. The first was Oct. 8, when she wired her rivals by more than three lengths in a $49,000 allowance route for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares. The second was a determined, off-the-pace score in the $128,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff on Oct. 28.

“I think she’s a filly that has matured physically and mentally and it’s helped her really from the final three months of last year into this year,” said Donnie Von Hemel, who trains She’s All In for her breeder, Robert Zoellner. “I think with her pedigree she should even continue to improve as a 5-year-old.”

She’s All In, a daughter of the Broad Brush stallion Include, could get a stalking trip in the Ladies on the Lawn. The field of six includes stakes-winning sprinters Miranda Diane and Miss Natalie, who could be showing the way with She’s All In settling behind the pair under regular rider Glen Murphy.

“If you look at her last few races, she’s shown the ability to adapt and use different styles,” said Von Hemel.

Miranda Diane will be moving back to dirt after finishing second in the $115,000 Oklahoma Classics Distaff Turf on Oct. 28. Nena Matz has the mount for trainer Shane Seaton.

Miss Natalie also exits an Oklahoma Classics race, having finished third in the $113,000 Distaff Sprint.

◗ Von Hemel said Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb’s Posse is currently in Lexington, Ky., but will ship to Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., in a couple of weeks. Von Hemel winters at Oaklawn, which opens in January. Caleb’s Posse races for the Oklahoma-based partnership of McNeill Stables and Cheyenne Stables.