10/27/2005 12:00AM

Remington: Ranger B. rises in class


Ranger B. steps up from the claiming ranks for the $40,000 Osage Hills at Remington Park, but he looks like the controlling speed in the five-furlong turf race, restricted to horses bred in Oklahoma.

Most in the field of 11 are stakes winners or stakes placed, but few are as quick from the gate as Ranger B. He has broken on top in his last eight starts, and judging from his win in an optional claiming event two races back, he should be prominent.

In that five-furlong turf race Aug. 12, Ranger B. led his rivals through an opening quarter in 21.80 seconds and went on to win the race, over good turf, in a quick 56.80.

The win came in his lone start at Remington. He returns to the track after finishing second to stakes winner Joyful Tune last out in a $30,000 claiming turf sprint at Louisiana Downs on Sept. 9. Cliff Berry has the mount for trainer Cody Autrey.

Herecomesthemannow will make his turf debut in the Osage Hills and also moves back to the statebred ranks after finishing second to The Niner Account last out in the $40,000 Taliaferro Memorial. Earlier this year, Herecomesthemannow won the $40,000 Route 66 at Fair Meadows Tulsa.

He has worked well on the grass for trainer Debbie Dyer, who has given the mount to Curtis Kimes.

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