Meet the Contenders: 2023 Remington Springboard Mile

December 14th, 2023

Meet the horses running in the 2023 Springboard Mile at Remington Park. For each horse, we're listing a pro, a con, and a rating of potential. The star rating of 1 to 5 represents opportunity to perform well. Be sure to follow these contenders by adding them to your Stable Alerts.


Fidget (Photo by Coady Photography)

#1 Fidget                           ***

Pro: Unbeaten since adding blinkers and already a winner at this distance.

Con: Some improvement needed tackling stakes foes for the first time

Senor Buscador winning the Springboard Mile

Senor Buscador winning the Springboard Mile (Dustin Orona Photography/Remington Park)

#2 My Buddy Mel              **

Pro: Second best in seven-furlong local prep and sire better going long.

Con: Brisnet Speed ratings below par for this level.

Gettysburg Address (Photo by Coady Photography)

#3 Gettysburg Address       ****

Pro: Potentially sharper here after fading fourth last out following a longer spell.

Con: Has little room for error with plenty of other speed signed on.


Shoplifted wins the 2019 Remington Springboard Mile (Photo by Dustin Orona/Remington Park)

#5 Magic Grant                  **

Pro: Erased 10-length deficit to upset Clever Trevor S. by 4 1/2 lengths.

Con: Might not get quite as fast a pace here while stretching out.


Glengarry winning the Bowman Mill S. at Keeneland (Photo by Keeneland Photo)

Glengarry winning the Bowman Mill S. at Keeneland (Photo by Keeneland Photo)

#6 Glengarry                     ***

Pro: Multiple stakes winner is undefeated in three starts, albeit all at six furlongs.

Con: Speedy Iowa-bred might not be suited going this far.

Raging Torrent (Photo by Benoit Photography)

#7 Raging Torrent              ***

Pro: No threat in any of his SoCal stakes tries, but class drop should suit.

Con: Has lost ground late as the distances have increased.

Shoplifted (left) winning the Remington Springboard Mile. (Photo by Dustin Orona/Remington Park)

#8 Rhino Runner                **

Pro: Comfortable maiden winner over this track and distance two months ago.

Con: Will be tested for class against far more imposing competition.

Otto the Conqueror (Photo by Coady Photography)

#9 Otto the Conqueror      ****

Pro: Defeated two next-out stakes winners last out in Churchill allowance.

Con: Must avoid getting caught up in an early pace war.