The gang’s all here. Well, almost.
The field for the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday will include six
of the nine horses who ran in last month’s Grade 2 Super Derby,
including winner Prayer for Relief.
The reunion at Remington Park comes in the richest race of the meet.
In all, a field of 12 was drawn Thursday for the Oklahoma Derby, a 1
1/8-mile race to be run on the lone Sunday card of the season. There
will be a special afternoon post of 1:30 p.m. Central, and the program
will include the $250,000 Remington Park Oaks and $125,000 Remington
Prayer for Relief won the Super Derby by 2 1/2 lengths at Louisiana
Downs on Sept. 10. Awesome Bet, who finished second, will be back to try
him again in the Oklahoma Derby, as will third- and fourth-place
finishers Populist Politics and Alternation and sixth- and eighth-place
finishers Malibu Glow and Meistersinger.
Prayer for Relief wired the field at Louisiana Downs and figures to
once again be prominent in the Oklahoma Derby. He drew post 4 and will
be ridden by Rafael Bejarano.