11/28/2012 4:56PM

Remington Park: Shirley Elizabeth a short-priced favorite


Shirley Elizabeth will be a very short-priced favorite to capture the first of two $50,000 divisions of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes being held Friday night at Remington Park. He runs in the night’s second race, which is for 2-year-olds at six furlongs. Shirley Elizabeth will face four other colts and geldings, including three maidens, off a runner-up finish in the Oklahoma Classics Juvenile. He is adding blinkers, which is a high-percentage move for trainer Karl Broberg.

Shirley Elizabeth has shown speed in his races, including a maiden win over open company, and is a candidate to control the pace under regular rider Glen Murphy. The horse races for End Zone Athletics.

In the Oklahoma Stallion division for 2-year-old fillies that also is run over six furlongs, Black Ocean figures to go favored as one of just two winners in the eight-horse field. Black Ocean was sixth in a $50,000 optional claimer against open company Nov. 14, but before that won a maiden special weight for Oklahoma-breds on Sept. 6. Alex Birzer has the mount for Poindexter Thoroughbreds and trainer Lynn Chleborad.

The chief threat appears to be Really Okie, the runner-up in a maiden special weight for statebreds last out who will be making her second start on Lasix.