Oklahoma Derby 2021 Entries: Warrant, Mr. Wireless to meet again

Joel Rosario is set to fly in to ride 5-2favorite Warrant in the Grade III Oklahoma Derby
Joel Rosario is set to fly in to ride 5-2favorite Warrant in the Grade III Oklahoma Derby

The Grade III Oklahoma Derby may not be the top race for three-year-old colts this weekend but an interesting field of eight have been entered for the $400,000 race. Three horses who have bounced around the second-tier Derbies meet once more as Neil Monnery has an overview ahead of our full race preview later in the week...

Oklahoma Derby 2021 Entries, Post Positions & M/L Odds
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  • Horse
  • Morning Line Odds

Post Position

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  • Super Stock
  • Flash of Mischief
  • Warrant
  • Parrot Head
  • Team Merchants
  • Defeater
  • Mr. Wireless
  • Dial in for Lute

Morning Line Odds

  • 7-2
  • 8-1
  • 5-2
  • 20-1
  • 6-1
  • 12-1
  • 3-1
  • 15-1

Three of the best second-tier three-year-old colts of 2021 meet once more in the Grade III Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday. The top-tier of this age group are either planning on entering the Grade I Pennsylvania Derby up at Parx Racing this weekend or are waiting for the Grade I Woodward at Belmont Park but that doesn’t mean this race isn’t just as fascinating.

All three have a Derby win on their resume so we’ll start with the Bret Colhoun trained Mr. Wireless who has won four of his previous five races including victories at the Indiana and West Virginia Derbies. That win last time out was impressive enough with Warrant and Bourbonic trailing in his wake. I’m a bit surprised he’s 3-1 second-favorite on the Morning Line behind the aforementioned Warrant who lines up as a 5-2fav.

Speaking of Warrant, this Brad Cox trained three-year-old has split his previous two races against Mr. Wireless. He came in second up at Mountaineer Park but the Texas Derby at Lone Star Park saw those positions reversed. One thing in this horse's favor is star jockey Joel Rosario will fly in for this ride. He was aboard when he took out the Texas Derby in sloppy conditions back in May.

The third of the three big names is Super Stock, who already has a Grade I win to his name. That was in the Arkansas Derby but it should be noted it was a relatively weak field for that race. He came home a lousy 16th in the Kentucky Derby and struggled at the Texas and Iowa Derbies. A win in the weak Ellis Park Derby is at least getting him back on track but up until that lackluster display under the Twin Spires - this was a very nice looking horse. Maybe not at the top of this division but good enough to be competitive. I would not rule him out here.

Karl Broberg enters Flash of Mischief who steps up in distance having raced at six-and-a-half furlongs last time out in the Grade II Amsterdam. Since a dalliance with the turf in January, this Into Mischief colt has gone 1-1-2-4. An interesting 8-1 shot but I’m surprised Team Merchants is shorter at 6-1. I know this year's edition of the Shared Belief Stakes was first rate but he still finished fifth.

Defeater, Dial in for Lute and Parrot Head round out the field of eight.

Our man J.N. Campbell is down to cover the action from Remington Park this Sunday, so check back late on Saturday for his preview of the race...

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