Queen Washita Reigns Over Oklahoma Derby

The Inseperable filly scores at 11-1 odds at Remington Park on Saturday.

Q-Racing Journal

Queen Washita and jockey Manuel Gutierrez return to the Remington Park winner's circle after the filly's upset victory in Saturday's Oklahoma Derby. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

Jorge Aguilera's Queen Washita outran her 11-1 odds to win Saturday's 350-yard, $280,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park.

Ridden by Manuel Gutierrez for trainer Adrian Huitron, Queen Washita defeted fastest qualifier and 3-2 favorite She Looks Racy by a neck in :17.095. The filly earned a 101 speed index and the $112,000 winner's share of the purse.

Queen Washita was bred by Andrew T. Smith of Ardmore, Oklahoma. The filly's sire, Inseperable, is a 10-year-old son of Separatist and the sport's champion 3-year-old colt in 2009.

The 10th-fastest qualifier, Queen Washita was coming off of a second-place finish in her Oklahoma Derby trial on March 13. The filly has won four of 10 starts and she has banked $256,690, and her two career stakes scores include last year's 400-yard, $257,650 Evangeline Downs Futurity.

"She barely qualified, but today she proved she is a queen," Huitron said.

Jess A Sweetie, VF Red Surprise, Big Lew, Tee Chic, Card Games, Little Man Rockin, Ice On Fire V, and Apollitical Streak completed the order of finish.

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