The headwind challenged many in the 12 trials, fluctuating between 18-22 mph throughout the entire program.
Owned and bred in Oklahoma by Dr. Edward Leslie of Frankfort, Ky. and trained by Duke Shults, Major Freight was ridden by James Flores. The 2-year-old colt built a big lead and then hit the finish just ahead of Spicey Hero who rallied late, a neck behind the winner. Spicey Hero also qualified for the Remington Park Futurity, restricted to eligible Oklahoma-breds.
Major Freight’s trial win came in his career debut. A colt by second crop sire FREIGHTTRAIN B from the Rolls Of Romance mare Romancin Ashley, Major Freight earned $8,892 for the win.
The Saturday group of five qualifiers joins five more from Friday, April 8 in the Remington Park Futurity. For the complete list with times, sires, dams, owners, breeders, trainers and jockeys CLICK HERE.
The second five fastest qualifiers from each night's trials are preferred invites to the $100,000-Guaranteed Remington Park Oklahoma-Bred Juvenile Invitational. For a list of those horses CLICK HERE.