08/22/2008 12:00AM

Speedy Wind Water goes on grass


The $50,000 Brother Brown at Remington Park will be a rare turf start for Wind Water, but few horses in the field appear capable of matching his early speed. He has used his terrific turn of foot to win three of his last four starts wire to wire, and figures to again be a front-running force on Sunday.

The Brother Brown, a five-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and up, has drawn a field of 10 horses. Among them are Distinguish, who won the race in 2006; the Nth Degree, who invades from Arlington Park; and Orphan Brigade, a multiple stakes winner of $595,910.

Wind Water comes into the Brother Brown off a second-place finish in the $50,000 Temperence Hill at Louisiana Downs on June 21. He did not get the break from his rail post in the six-furlong race, and was edged on the wire by the late-running Greeley's Conquest. Following that race, Greeley's Conquest won the $75,000 Prairie Meadows Sprint with a Beyer Figure of 102, and is now under consideration for the $150,000 Premier Breeders' Cup at Zia Park.

Wind Water, meanwhile, earned a Beyer of 99 for his effort in the Temperence Hill and has since been working at Remington. Ken Tohill has the mount on the horse, who is owned by Adam Lewis and trained by Chris Hartman.

The Nth Degree shakes top-class turf sprinter Mr. Nightlinger with the move to Remington. He finished fifth to that one last out in the $54,000 Taylor's Special at Arlington on July 26. Ramsey Zimmerman has the mount for trainer Eduardo Caramori.