OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Multiple graded stakes winner Tonalist’s Shape tops the list of nominees for the $100,000 Remington Park Oaks (G3) on September 27.
The Remington Park Oaks, a 1 1/16-mile dirt route restricted to 3-year-old fillies, is the main undercard event on Oklahoma Derby Day.
Tonalist’s Shape won 5 straight to start her career, including the Forward Gal Stakes (G3) and the Davona Dale Stakes (G2). Though she’s only found further success once in her most recent 4 starts, the Remington Park Oaks would likely give her needed class relief after she was fourth in the CCA Oaks (G1) at Saratoga and fifth in the Charles Town Oaks (G3).
Kenny McPeek has three possible entries. Jeweled Princess needed 8 starts to break her maiden, finally getting the job done at Keeneland in July while running for a $50k tag. She went unclaimed and subsequently won her next start at Ellis Park and also crossed the wire first in her most recent appearance, though she was later disqualified and placed second.
McPeek could also saddle Curls and Bows, who like Jeweled Princess broke her maiden at Keeneland in mid-July while in for a $50k tag. She defeated allowance runners at Ellis Park last time out, though unlike her stablemate, she was not disqualified for any interference. Both of Envoutante‘s wins came in 1 1/16-mile dirt routes and she most recently finished fourth behind another McPeek runner, Swiss Skydiver, in the Alabama Stakes (G1).
Sconsin won her most recent start, the 7-furlong Eight Belles Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, and has finished either first or second in 5 of her 8 starts.
Steve Asmussen has trained the last two winners of this race and will likely saddle Seattle Slang, who broke her maiden at Fair Grounds in her 2020 debut and scored for the second time in a recent Ellis Park allowance.
Oklahoma-bred Seeing Double could make her third stakes appearance after finishing fifth in the local Oklahoma Stallion Fillies last time out and sixth in the More Than Even at Will Rogers in mid-May.