Valiant High Gets Up In Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby Win

CLAREMORE, OK—NOVEMBER 9, 2019—Fastest qualifier Valiant High, under jockey Agustin Silva, got up at the wire to defeat Peves Candy Cowboy by a head in a blanket-finish to the $87,920 Oklahoma Horsemen's Association Mystery Derby Saturday afternoon at Will Rogers Downs. Tarish was a neck back to get third. 

Valiant High completed the 350 yard in :17.683 seconds, equaling a 92 speed index into a 7 mph crosswind, to take home the winner's purse valued at $35,668. Charlton Hunt trains the son of champion sire Valiant Hero for owner Jerry Windham.

Bred in Oklahoma by You And Me Partners, from the On A High mare Also A High, Valiant High has compiled a (12) 6-2-0 record and banked $76,228. He was also a finalist in the Speedhorse Quarter Horse Derby earlier this year. 

Peves Candy Cowboy outran his 25-1 odds, just missing and taking home $16,526 for second. Antonio Hernandez saddled the Cartels Candy Man gelding for owner Michael Michan Pittman. Gonzalo Valles, Jr. was riding the Gordon Pevehouse Oklahoma-bred out of Pyc Eye Candy by Pyc Paint Your Wagon. 

J. Lloyd Yother's Tarish finished a game third under jockey Daniel Torres to earn $10,850. Dee Kenner conditions the Prospect To The Top gelding out of Fast Prize Zoom by Shazoom. Bred by William E. Smith, Tarish has earned $120,774. He won the Speedhorse QH Derby two races back. 

Watah Litical, Missapollitical, A Tempest, Ss Wagon Painted Bay, Valliance, Scaredy Pants and Vf Jedi Returns completed the field.