Preview Racing

Rock About It Returns in SLM Big Daddy Stakes
Last yeas winner SLM Big Daddy Stakes winner Rock About It, returns Saturday at Remington Park to defend his title.

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Rock About It Returns in SLM Big Daddy Stakes


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 15, 2019—Rock About It, a sorrel son of Rock Solid Jess owned by Rockin J Running Horses, will make his 5-year-old season debut in Saturday’s 550-yard, $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes (G3) at Remington Park.

Rock About It will be making his first start since September 2, when the gelding ran second, three-quarters of a length behind 2018 world champion Bodacious Eagle, in the 440-yard, $200,000 All American Gold Cup (G1) at Ruidoso Downs. Rock About It earned $98,606 from six races last season, and his three wins included a neck victory in the SLM Big Daddy Stakes.

Rock About It drew post 10 and will be ridden by Randy Wilson for trainer Tammy Johnson.

Johnson will also send out Rock A Billy for Rockin J Running Horses. A homebred 6-year-old Rock Solid Jess gelding, Rock A Billy ended his 2018 campaign with a three-race winning streak that included a two-length score in the 870-yard, $50,000 King Rick Rack Stakes at Zia Park on December 2.

Rock A Billy drew post 9 and will be ridden by Paul Nieto.

The complete lineup, including jockey assignments and morning-line odds:

  1. Cloud Ridge (Berkley Packer), 15-1
  2. Bye Byefreighttrain (Tanner Thedford), 5-1
  3. Tang (Daniel Torres), 15-1
  4. Bet I Make U Famous (Agustin Silva), 15-1
  5. Will E Rush (Jesus Salazar), 10-1
  6. Flight Force (Ricky Ramirez), 8-1
  7. Saginaw Creek (Mario Delgado), 10-1
  8. Flight To La Jolla (Esgar Ramirez), 6-1
  9. Rock A Billy (Paul Nieto), 7-2
  10. Rock About It (Randy Wilson), 3-1

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