08/22/2009 11:00PM

Theriot sweeps Remington's top sprints


Jockey Jamie Theriot swept into Remington Park on Saturday night and accounted for the track's two premier sprint races when he guided Greeley's Conquest to a half-length win over Sing Baby Sing in the

The races served as the first stakes of the meet at Remington.

Greeley's Conquest ($15.80) broke well and settled a couple of lengths off Ez Dreamer, who took the field through an opening quarter in 21.68 seconds. Greeley's Conquest engaged Ez Dreamer midway on the turn for home, with the two horses racing together through a half-mile in 44.14 seconds. Greeley's Conquest began to pull clear from there, then in the late stages held off a surging Sing Baby Sing. It was another head back in third to Ravalo.

"We got a good break and stalking position and he was there for us today," said Theriot, who rode Greeley's Conquest for Millard R. Seldin and trainer Gary Thomas.

Greeley's Conquest, a 5-year-old son of Mr. Greeley, covered the six furlongs on a fast track in 1:08.79. The race was the horse's first start since a runner-up finish in the Grade 3, $150,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 10.

Theriot said Nadeshiko's willingness to go through a tight spot near the quarter pole in the Filly and Mare Sprint helped her get to the wire first. She broke a step slow in the six-furlong race, as Magdalena's Chase moved to the lead through an opening quarter in 21.69 seconds. Nadeshiko ($6.60) raced about two lengths back along the inside, was forced to steady on the turn, then came through a tight spot nearing the quarter pole and sprinted home. She covered the distance in 1:09.23. Classify rallied for second, finishing a half-length clear of third-place finisher Magdalena's Chase.

Nadeshiko is owned by Larry Richardson and trained by Greg Foley. She is a 4-year-old daughter of Honour and Glory and a full sister to Grade 2 winner Battle Won.