09/18/2013 3:35PM

Remington Park: More Than Even aims for fourth straight win in Te Ata Stakes


More Than Even will attempt to win her fourth consecutive race Friday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City in the $50,000 Te Ata Stakes. The seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies is one of two stakes on the card. The $50,000 Tishomingo is led by Grade 2 Risen Star alumnus Agent.

Both stakes are restricted to Oklahoma-breds and pay tribute to the heritage of the Chickasaws, the tribe that through its subsidiary, Global Gaming Solutions, owns Remington. The Te Ata is named for an influential actress, while Tishomingo was a revered chief. Tishomingo also is a city in Oklahoma that serves as the capital of Chickasaw Nation.

More Than Even has the look of a standout in the Te Ata and appears to be the controlling speed in the race. She is coming off a win at 6 1/2 furlongs in which she earned a career-high 79 Beyer Speed Figure, the highest mark for any entrant in the Te Ata.

More Than Even’s streak is comprised of allowance wins from April through August at Will Rogers Downs and Remington. She is a daughter of Stephen Got Even and is from the female family of Grade 2 winner Safely Kept. More Than Even races for her breeder, Doyle Williams. Mike Teel trains the filly, who is to be ridden by Alex Birzer.

In the seven-furlong Tishomingo, Agent will be seeking his second straight win after taking the allowance prep at Remington on Aug. 29. Agent closed from next-to-last in the 6 1/2-furlong race and could get a decent setup again behind such rivals as My Brother Don, Awesome Force, and perhaps Doctor Valentine.

Agent tested graded stakes company this year when he shipped to Fair Grounds for the Risen Star off an allowance win at Sam Houston. He pushed the pace before finishing 10th in the Feb. 23 race. Agent returned to the allowance ranks one start later and won a six-furlong sprint over statebreds March 25 at Will Rogers Downs.

Amy McAnally trains Agent for his breeder, Kelly Thiesing. Cliff Berry will ride the son of Dehere.

The seven-horse field also includes Big Sugarush, the winner of a division of the $80,000 Iowa Stallion Stakes at Prairie Meadows in July, and Chuck, who last year took a division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes at Remington. Another starter, Storm Devil, is a half-brother to Now I Know, a Grade 3 winner of $461,721.

◗ There will be a $15,000-guaranteed pool for the Primetime Pick 4, which runs on the final four races of the card. The guarantee is offered every Friday night at Remington.