She Looks Racy Flies To Best Oklahoma Derby Trial Time

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—MARCH 13, 2016—Coming off back-to-back stakes wins in Florida, She Looks Racy rolled to an impressive 1 ½ length trial win Sunday at Remington Park to post the top qualifying time for the $280,000 Oklahoma Derby(G3).SHE LOOKS RACY top Qualifier to the Oklahoma Derby [G3] Trials

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The 10 fastest qualifiers, from the eight trials races conducted on Sunday, will return to Remington Park on Saturday, March 26 to vie for the $112,000 winner's purse going 350 yards.

Owned by Double A Ranch of Doral, Fla. and trained by Kelli Martin, She Looks Racy flew over 350 yards and a fast track to cross the finish in :17.228 under jockey Yordanis Amaro. She Looks Racy is a 3-year-old filly by First Down Dash from the Mr Jess Perry mare Miss Racy Jess. Johnny Trotter/Burnett Ranches bred her in Texas.

The only qualifier from the sixth trial, She Looks Racy was the 9-5 wagering favorite and paid $5.60 to win. She Looks Racy won her fifth career race from seven attempts and stayed perfect in two career starts at Remington Park.

Big Lew, runner-up in the Oklahoma Futurity(G3) last year, kicked off Sunday's trial races with a half-length win in the first race for trainer Eddie Willis and owner Reliance Ranches, LLC. The son of Corona Cartel covered the 350 yards in :17.277 seconds with a 10 mph tailwind to get the second fastest time.

Jimmy D. Brooks was aboard the Utah bred from the Executive Menace mare Executive Looks. Bred by McColee Land & Livestock, Big Lew has compiled a (9) 4-2-2 record and earned $90,051.

Tee Chic, winner of last year's Oklahoma Futurity, put in a big effort in the last trial under jockey Agustin Silva, to win by a three-quarters and land the seventh fastest time. The homebred son of Jumpn Chic races for owner Francisco J. Garza and trainer R.L. Rick Robinson. Tee Chic entered the race off a second place finish to Ec Jet One in he $390,935 Hialeah Derby on January 17.

Out of the Burrs First Down mare First Down Tee, Tee Chic has compiled a (7) 4-2-0 record and earned $343,036. He was also fourth in the Grade 1 Heritage Place Futurity last May.

Leading sire Apollitical Jess got three of 10 finalists and leading living sire Corona Cartel sired two finalists to the Oklahoma Derby. Trey Wood was the only trainer with multiple finalists getting two.

The final field for the Oklahoma Derby will compete on Saturday, March 26. Here is the group with their trial race and trial time:
She Looks Racy (trial 6), :17.228
Big Lew (trial 1), :17.277
Little Man Rockin (trial 2), :17.284
Jess A Sweetie (trial 1), :17.363
Ice On Fire V (trial 1), :17.375
VF Red Surprise (trial 7), :17.388
Tee Chic (trial 8), :17.400
Card Games (trial 5), :17.433
Apollitical Streak (trial 4), :17.433
Queen Washita (trial 7), :17.437

A brief thunderstorm early on Sunday forced the track condition to be muddy for the first four races on Sunday. It was upgraded to fast before race five.

The Remington Park season now moves into a normal Thursday thru Sunday schedule, March 17-20. The feature race next week is the $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes at 550 yards on Saturday, March 19. The first race nightly is at 6pm, except for Sunday afternoon racing at 1:30pm. All Times are Central.

Open daily for casino gaming and simulcast racing, Remington Park features the Bricktown Brewery on the casino floor. Admission, general parking and valet parking are always free at Remington Park, home of the historic $414,000 Oklahoma Futurity. The 75th running of the oldest futurity in Quarter Horse racing takes place on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Tracked by over 94,000 fans on Facebook and 7,000 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided over $146 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Oklahoma City’s only Racetrack & Casino and is located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District. For more information, reservations and group bookings please call 405-424-1000, 866-456-9880 or visit remingtonpark.com.