05/26/2002 11:00PM

Queen of Wilshire gives Flores third stakes win


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Queen of Wilshire gave jockey David Flores his third stakes win on the card Monday at Lone Star Park when she drove to a length win over Pleasant State in the $200,000 WinStar Distaff. It was three-quarters of a length back in third to Blushing Bride.

Earlier on the program, which featured seven stakes worth $1 million, Flores won the $200,000 Diamond "A" USA Stakes with Regiment and the $100,000 Beck Auto Group with Nuclear Debate. Queen Of Wilshire($10.80) tracked the pace in fourth early, moved up on the final turn, and rallied through the stretch. She covered the mile over a turf course that was downgraded to good after rains in 1:38.96.

The WinStar was the second straight stakes win for Queen Of Wilshire, who last month won the Grade 3 Hawthorne Handicap at Hollywood Park. She earned $120,000 for the win at Lone Star, her seventh from 18 starts, which improved her bankroll to $423,102.

She is owned by Ernest Auerbach and trained by Darrell Vienna, who also trains Nuclear Debate.

* Prized Amberpro($61.40) rallied up the rail to win the $100,000 Valid Expectations Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Hattiesburg. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Hallowed Dreams, who was making her first start since February.

Prized Amberpro raced about 10 lengths off the pace early in the six-furlong race for fillies and mares while Spanish Glitter ran the opening quarter in 21.95 seconds with Hallowed Dreams in close pursuit. Hallowed Dreams took over from there, and led the field past midstretch.

Prized Amberpro closed with a rush, covering the distance over a fast track in 1:10.56.

"I took her back off of them a little bit and when I called on her she gave me all she had and made a super run," said Don Simington, who rode Prized Amberpro for owners Linda Patch and Joe Thomas and trainer John Gelner.