05/05/2012 5:19PM

Will Rogers Downs: Ted's Folly wins Oklahoma Stallion Stakes in return


Ted's Folly, who spent some time on the Kentucky Derby trail in January and February after winning six consecutive races at 2, made a successful return to action Saturday at Will Rogers Downs. He cruised to a 7 1/2-length win in the $55,000 colts and geldings division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, which was one of two restricted stakes on the card. In the $55,000 fillies division of the Oklahoma Stallion Stakes, Ocean Ahumin ($28) upset favorite Jealous Ellis.

Ted's Folly ($3.20) settled in fifth early in the Stallion Stakes, as a trio of horses dueled through fractions of 24.35 seconds for the opening quarter and 48.39 for the half-mile. Ted's Folly moved to the lead through six furlongs in 1:14.23, then opened up on the field through the stretch to win the one-mile race on a track rated fast in 1:41.17.

David Cardoso was aboard for Steve Martin and trainer Wilson Brown.

Ted's Folly had been freshened after running ninth the Grade 3 Lecomte in January and eighth in the Grade 2 Risen Star in February. Before those races, he had closed out his 2-year-old season with a win in the $315,000 Springboard Mile at Remington Park in December.

Harper County finished second in the Stallion Stakes, a length clear of third-place finisher Polka Joke.

In the Stallion Stakes fillies division, Ocean Ahumin won by a half-length, covering the mile in 1:42.59. Stephanie Keever was aboard for owner-trainer Joe Casey.