One of the oldest and most decorated midwest horses is back to reclaim glory, as a 9-year-old! The Jeffrey A. Hawk Memorial Stakes will be coming to all of us live from Remington Park this Saturday evening as Race 11 on the card, going to post at 10:50 p.m (ET). Three-year-olds and up will be running for the $100,000 prize pool, where they will be going 1 mile and 70 yards on the dirt course. Who would have thought that two horses who’ve raced in some pretty big stakes are jumping into this local affair.

(1) Tut’s Revenge- 15/1 Morning Line Odds

This one can totally take second or third based on their recent performances. They’ve been racing all over and are usually a turf horse, but has performed well over dirt when a race gets taken off the turf. Jose Alvarez is winning at 17%, while Clinton Stuart is winning at 16% this meet. The rail post is winning at an over 30% clip. This one is more of a turf horse, but from time to time, they show up and do alright. I think they can take third or second if this race falls apart.

(2) Number One Dude- 6/1 Morning Line Odds

This horse loves Remington. They are coming off two back-to-back places, but at the same time, they are truly coming off of their best speed figure. Leandro Goncalves is winning at 18%, while trainer Kari Craddock is winning at an even better 25% clip on the meet. They’re stalking mentality helps here. They’ve won five races on this track and finished second three times in nine total races.

(3) Hello Hot Rod- 5/1 Morning Line Odds

This horse has never finished out of the money here at Remington. Weston Hamilton is winning at 13% for the meet while trainer Shawn Davis is winning at 18%. The problem is they are running at much lower allowance races. They are severely outclassed here for sure.

(5) Rated R Superstar- 3/1 Morning Line Odds

This nine-year-old is still in good form and you can throw out the last race where they tried the turf for some reason. They’ve won multiple stakes and had some great speed figures in doing so. Isaac Castillo is winning at 16% on the year while Federico Vallafranco is winning at 16%. I think they are the clear second choice.

(9) Caddo River- 2/1 Morning Line Odds

I’ve loved this horse for a long time, but whenever they step up to high and touch the sun, they burn me. This one hasn’t raced in five months, and that could worry some people. They’ve never raced here either. Last out, they were a speed and fade type in a Grade 2. Florent Geroux is winning at 15%, while Brad Cox is winning at 23% for the year.

Pick for the Race: (9) Caddo River

This horse’s best is better than everyone on this field and on par with Rated R Superstar. They are dropping in class. They are shortening up. They are on the outside so they can decide whether to go to the lead or sit off the pace.