08/20/2014 1:28PM

Remington Sprint Cup one possibility for Heitai

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Heitai has resumed training at Evangeline Downs and will be pointed to a fall campaign.

Heitai has resumed training following a summer freshening, and while plans for his next start have yet to be cemented, the options include a sprint stakes at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, according to his co-owner, Frank Rowell, and his trainer, Karl Broberg.

Heitai has won six stakes in seven starts this year, his latest score coming in the inaugural running of the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint on June 21. Following that start, he was given some downtime at a Louisiana farm in what had long been a scheduled break by Rowell.

“He’s back training at Evangeline,” Broberg said Wednesday. “He put on a lot of weight during his little break.”

Broberg, who has divisions at Evangeline, where he is the leading trainer, and Remington Park, where he also leads the standings, said one upcoming race Heitai will be considered for is the $150,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup. The six-furlong race will be part of the Oklahoma Derby program Sept. 28.

However, the start is not set in stone, said Broberg.

Heitai is 2 for 2 on turf, with his other eight wins coming on dirt, the surface of the Remington Park Sprint Cup. His wins at six furlongs on the main track include the $100,000 Duncan F. Kenner at Fair Grounds on March 8. Heitai also won the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Sprint at the distance last December.

Heitai, a Louisiana-bred who has earned $679,943, also races for Rowell’s wife, Barbara.