08/27/2003 11:00PM

Remington: Stallions await top finishers


With a clean break, Gilded Wings could be tough to catch in the $35,000 Adena at Remington Park. The five-furlong turf race for fillies and mares drew a full field of 12, and the winner gets a season to one of three stallions: Golden Missile, Wild Rush, or Running Stag.

The second- and third-place finishers will be awarded a season to the remaining stallions, who all stand at Adena Springs, the property of Remington owner Frank Stronach.

Gilded Wings should be closer to the pace than she was in her last start, when she broke last after drawing the tricky rail post in a five-furlong turf allowance. Despite little time for recovery in that race, she circled the field and was up for second under Don Pettinger, who has the return call.

Gilded Wings is one of three uncoupled fillies in the field trained by Donnie Von Hemel. He will also start Supreme Discovery, who won this race a year ago when it was contested on dirt because of inclement weather; and Count My Nichols, who gets back on turf, where she was a winner July 4.