04/14/2011 1:59PM

Remington: Mighty B Valiant appears formidable in Remington Futurity


Mighty B Valiant was a standout winner during two full cards of trials for Saturday night’s $780,000 Remington Park Futurity, and if he runs back to his 2 1/4-length romp he should be tough to contain in what is the richest statebred futurity offered to Quarter Horses.

The Remington Park Futurity is restricted to Oklahoma-breds for the first time this year. There were 24 trials for the 330-yard race between April 2-3. The five fastest qualifiers from each card earned a spot in the finale.

Mighty B Valiant’s qualifying time of 16.69 seconds was the fastest for the series, and it was set on April 2. The fastest qualifier on April 3 was Send Me A Candy Tree, who covered 330 yards in 16.89 seconds. Both wins came over fast tracks, and into strong headwinds.

G.R. Carter will ride Mighty B Valiant for trainer Raymond Vargas. The colt drew post 9. Juan Vazquez has the mount on Send Me A Candy Tree for trainer Stacy Charette-Hill. The filly will break from post 8.

The Remington Park Futurity is one of seven stakes for Quarter Horses on the 11-race program Saturday. Other top events include the $280,000 Remington Park Derby at 400 yards, and the $100,000 Remington Park Juvenile at 330 yards. First post is 6 p.m. Central.