06/04/2002 11:00PM

Tailor Fit goes for number 4

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On Saturday, closing day of the Remington Park Quarter Horse meet, defending world champion Tailor Fit goes for his fourth straight Grade 1 Remington Park Championship victory. Also at Remington Saturday, Tailor Fit's stablemate Drip Dry Dash will be after his third straight win in the $21,330 MCI Oklahoma Challenge at 870 yards.

Both Tailor Fit and Drip Dry Dash are trained by Janet VanBebber.

For the first time, Tailor Fit will not be coming into the $100,000 Remington Park Championship off a win. Jubilant Streak spoiled Tailor Fit's 2002 debut in the Grade 1 MBNA America Oklahoma Challenge when he won by a neck at 20-1. The two will meet again in Saturday's 440-yard race.

In 2000 and 2001, Tailor Fit came into the Remington Park Championship off wins in the MBNA America Oklahoma Challenge. In 1999, he won the Eastex Handicap before winning the Remington Park Championship.

The 1999 Remington Park Championship win was an important race for Tailor Fit on his way to his first world championship. That year he won in a track record 21.13 seconds for the quarter-mile.

Last year, Tailor Fit won his second world title. Now 7, he wrapped up his 2001 title with Grade 1 wins at Los Alamitos in the $300,000 Challenge Championship and the $500,000 Champion of Champions.

Jubilant Streak ran the race of his career to defeat Tailor Fit in the MBNA America Oklahoma Challenge. His previous best stakes efforts were a pair of thirds against Louisiana-bred competition.

Sixes Dash comes into the Remington Park Championship off a 12-1 upset win in the Grade 2 Remington Park Gold Cup on May 25. A 4-year-old gelding, Sixes Dash is enjoying his best year, with two wins and two seconds from four starts.

The 870-yard stalwart Drip Dry Dash comes into the MCI Oklahoma Challenge after finishing second in his trial behind Chicks Dash Easy as the 1-2 favorite on May 24.

Leaders Dash set the fastest qualifying time when he won the first of two trials in 45.95 seconds for the 870 yards. Each of the two trial winners broke from the rail.

Grade 1 season starts at Ruidoso

Corona Coquette and First Down Dandy will each be after their first stakes win Sunday when the Grade 1 season starts at Ruidoso Downs. Corona Coquette was the top qualifier to the $564,108 Ruidoso Futurity, and First Down Dandy was the top qualifier to the $90,663 Ruidoso Derby.

Trainer Edward Willis will saddle three horses in the Ruidoso Futurity, including top two qualifiers Corona Coquette and Southern Cartel.