05/24/2012 5:16PM

Remington Park: Pyc Kant Katch Me looks to make if 4 for 4

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Pyc Kant Katch Me wins his trial for the Heritage Place Futurity

Pyc Kant Katch Me will attempt to remain perfect in four starts Saturday night when he runs in Oklahoma's richest race, the Grade 1, $1,115,000 Heritage Place Futurity for Quarter Horses at Remington Park. The 350-yard stakes will share a program with the Grade  2, $247,800 Heritage Place Derby for Quarter Horses.

Pyc Kant Katch Me dominated his trial for the Heritage Place, winning off by three lengths May 5. His time of 17.38 seconds for 350 yards was the fastest qualifying time of the series, which featured two cards of trials. Dash for Coronas, who is also in the 10-horse finale, was the fastest qualifier during the May  4 trials, when he won in 17.45.

Pyc Kant Katch Me began his streak on March 30, when he won his career debut in a trial for the $100,000 Juvenile at Remington Park. He returned to win the 330-yard finale for Oklahoma-breds by a length on April 14. From there, Pyc Kant Katch Me turned in the best effort of his career to date in the trials for the Heritage Place.

"He ran awful fast into a 20 mile-an-hour headwind," said Judd Kearl, who trains Pyc Kant Katch Me for JNB Racing. "He's a great big colt, and he's just getting better."
Pyc Kant Katch Me, who is to be ridden by Cody Jensen, will break from post 9.
 
"He's quick away from there, and he really likes running down the track," said Kearl. "He wants to go farther than the 350 yards. He gets stronger as the race gets longer."

Kearl, who last weekend won his fifth training title at Sam Houston, has two other horses in the Heritage Place finale, Sum Better Stuff, the third-fastest qualifier on the first card of trials, and Valiant Lil Lady, who won her trial by 2 3/4 lengths May 5.

Trainer Toby Keeton also has three horses in the finale: El Duero, winner of the Grade 1 West Texas Futurity at Sunland Park in April; Thequeenhasgonenuts; and Cc Seis.
Kearl will be represented in the Heritage Place Derby with Paint Me Quickid, who last out was second by a length to fastest qualifier Bps Jumpin Frisco during trials May 6.

"The horse is doing really good," Kearl said of Paint Me Quickid. "I ran him in the Bob Moore against older horses in his first start of the year and he didn't get away real good, but ran a good race against older horses.

"We ran back in the trials, ran second to the fastest qualifier. I don't know if we can outrun that horse, but our horse came back really good, and I think he'll run a better race in the finals than he did the trials."