05/30/2009 11:00PM

Willis sends out all four in Heritage superfecta


OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Ragazzo, winning for the third time in four starts, captured the Grade 1, $1,107,000 Heritage Place Futurity for Quarter Horses at Remington Park on Saturday night. A sorrel juvenile colt by Shazoom, Ragazzo won by a head over Streakin Down in a time of 17.585 seconds for the 350 yards. The Hiway was third and Happy Trick was fourth to account for an Eddie Willis-trained superfecta in the richest race on the card of seven stakes races. Willis also trains Too Tiny to Quit, who finished sixth as the favorite.

Freddie Martinez was aboard Ragazzo for the first time for owner Jorge Haddad. Seventh in the wagering, Ragazzo paid $26.80 and earned $464,940 for his effort.

* Willis also won the Grade 2 Heritage Place Juvenile. A Fitting Way won the match race by a half-length over Sing a New Song. The race was reduced to a pair of starters after eight scratches. A Fitting Way, a Bremmerton gelding ridden by Jimmy Brooks, is owned by Gary Potts and Carl Smith. He earned $20,625 after a time of 17.859 for the 400 yards and returned $2.60 in a race with win wagering only.

* Cody Jensen teamed with Separate Bet for their third consecutive stakes win in the Remington Park Invitational Handicap at 440 yards. Sent off as the favorite, Separate Bet ($4.80) sped the distance in 21.301 and was up late to win by a head over Here to Entertain. Paul Jones trains the son of Better Bet on Me for Jimmy and Duane Harrel and Joann Adams. He earned $120,000 from the $200,000 purse.

* The team of Jensen and Jones teamed up earlier to win the Grade 3 The Junos Request Stakes, named for the champion mare, with Answer the Dream. The Tres Seis mare, owned by J. Garvan Kelly, Nancy Yearsley and J. Lloyd Yother, was up late for the head victory in a time of 19.679 for the 400 yards. She earned $33,250 and paid $9.20.

* Cuz Eye Said managed a mild upset while winning the Grade 2 Heritage Place Derby by a neck over Rarely Makes It Home. Under Adalberto Candanosa, the Luis Villafranco-trained Mr Eye Opener colt completed the 400 yards in 19.570. Owned by Risha Lindsey, Cuz Eye Said earned $99,205 and paid $19.80.

* I Kick won the Grade 1, $273,987 Graham Paint and Appaloosa Futurity under jockey Cody Smith. Matt Whitekiller trains the daughter of Judys Lineage for owner Danny Caldwell. It took her 17.992 seconds for the 350 yards. Earning $104,120, she paid $6 as the betting choice.

* First to Ramble was first to the wire under jockey Tad Leggett in the $35,000 Remington Park Distance Handicap. The First Down Dash gelding, trained by Charley Hunt, was a 3 3/4-length winner for owners Pat and Walt Fletcher. Paying $15, he earned $21,000.

* Besides Separate Bet and Answer the Dream, Jensen was aboard Nolan Riley in the fourth race and Freakin Dash in the nightcap. Mario Chavez registered his first career win on Jungle Bug in the second race.