|Grade 1, $60,000 Lone Star Paint & Appaloosa Futurity Highlights Friday Night Card at Lone Star Park
(Wednesday, November 2, 2011) - Captain Bucko, the fastest qualifier among 26 starters, will attempt to improve upon his already impressive race record in the Grade 1 $60,000 Lone Star Park Paint & Appaloosa Futurity, to be run at 350 yards, on Friday night at Lone Star Park.
A winner of six of nine career starts and $77,020 in earnings, the bay son of Cartel Success is owned by Racin RNS and trained by Luis Villafranco. Jockey Adalberto Candanosa, the colt’s regular rider, will be in the irons. Captain Bucko recorded the fastest qualifying time of :17.456 for 350 yards with Candanosa aboard in the Futurity Trials at Lone Star Park on October 20.
Other contenders of note in the Lone Star Park Paint & Appaloosa Futurity are Sen Tosa, trained by Stacy Charette-Hill, who had the second fastest qualifying time of the night; and Runaway Argus, who finished third behind Captain Bucko and retains the services of leading jockey G. R. Carter, Jr.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Runaway Argus (G. R. Carter, Jr., 9-2), Captain Bucko (Adalberto Candanosa, 8/5), Sen Tosa (Ricky Ramirez, 5-2), Crm Livewire (Alex Baldillez, Jr., 20-1), Two Timin Trixie (Larry Payne, 12-1), Mambo Quick Step (Jimmy Dean Brooks, 15-1), General Gordiz (Jose Alvarez, 15-1), Bp Cartels Paint (David Pinon, 15-1), and Rawhide Legend (Luis Ramirez, 10-1).
Scheduled as race eight on the nine-race program, the Lone Star Park Paint & Appaloosa Futurity has an approximate post time of 9:33 p.m.
PF Chief Runnin Bear Looms Large in Grade 1 $20,000 Olympia Joe Paint & Appaloosa Handicap Friday Night
S. Koltiska and L. & B. Bettinger’s Pf Chief Runnin Bear is an imposing morning line favorite for the 13th running of the Grade 1 $20,000-Guaranteed Olympia Joe Paint & Appaloosa Handicap at Lone Star Park on Friday night. The Arturo Carrillo trainee, winner of eight races and $131,373, has won his last four starts at three different tracks and three different distances. Jockey Rodrigo Vallejo guided the brown gelding to his most recent victory over tough campaigner Moon Bully at Retama Park on August 13 and will be back in the saddle to attempt a repeat.
Dub Seely’s Moon Bully won’t go down without a fight. The bay gelding, trained by Leslie Padilla and ridden by Luis Ramirez, came back from the ¾-length defeat by Pf Chief Runnin Bear with an impressive win at 870 yards on October 8 at Will Rogers Downs. The seven year old has won 20 of his 55 lifetime starts, with 12 seconds and 8 thirds, and earnings of $215,812.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Flashy Dos (Larry Payne, 3-1), San Mateo Chick (Cody Wainscott, 10-1), Moon Bully (Luis Ramirez, 2-1), Awesome Judy (Jose Alvarez, 20-1), Dos Jakes (Jimmy Dean Brooks, 15-1), Dodacious (Adalberto Candanosa, 12-1), and Pf Chief Runnin Bear (Rodrigo Vallejo, 8-5).
The Olympia Joe Paint & Appaloosa Handicap, race four on the nine-race program, is scheduled for approximately 7:57 p.m.
Arabian Stallion Stakes Featured on Nine-Race Program at Lone Star Park on Saturday Night
The entry of So Big Is Better and Qjuick Sand PW, both owned by Warren Shelley and trained by Helen Shelley, might be double trouble in the 5th running of the $20,000 Arabian Stallion Stakes, colts and geldings division, to be run at seven furlongs, on Saturday night at Lone Star Park.
Both horses are gray sons of Burning Sand. Seven-year-old So Big Is Better has recent wins at distances ranging from five furlongs to a mile and an eighth, with 15 wins from 37 lifetime starts and earnings of $143,845. Entry-mate Qjuick Sand PW is a six year old with ten wins from 36 lifetime starts and earnings of $136,097.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Omans Oro MHF (Santos Carrizales, 10-1), So Big Is Better (Dihigi Gladney, 5-2), Cholly Roger SWA (Celso Rodriguez, 8-1), Ayers (Robert Paz, 15-1), Status Symboll (Rita Helton, 20-1), Dancing Al (Luis Vivanco, 2-1), Qjuick Sand PW (Joy Scott, 5-2), TM Let It Be (Cathleen Garner, 10-1), Golly Bret (Ivan Arellano, 3-1) and Butch Cassidy LZP (Robert Paz, 15-1). So Big is Better races as an entry with Qjuick Sand PW and Ayers races coupled with Butch Cassidy LZP.
Scheduled as race four on the nine-race program, the Arabian Stallion Stakes (Colts and Geldings Division) has an approximate post time of 7:47 p.m.
TM Super Bird Seeks Second Win of Fillies & Mares Division
Teutsch & Hammad Partnership’s TM Super Bird, trained by Elizabeth Brand, a winner of five of her last six starts, seeks a repeat win in the 4th running of the $20,000 Arabian Stallion Stakes, fillies & mares division, to be run at seven furlongs, on Saturday night at Lone Star Park
A chestnut daughter of Burning Sand, TM Super Bird took last year’s Arabian Stallion Stakes by a margin of five lengths under jockey Cathleen Garner. Garner returns to ride the five-year-old mare in this year’s event. TM Super Bird has won ten of 12 lifetime starts and has earned $84,033.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Doranikaa (Rita Helton, 20-1), Uncorked (Robert Paz, 2-1), TM Super Bird (Cathleen Garner, 4-5), Lori Anne (Santos Carrizales, 12-1), Effie Estes (Dihigi Gladney, 10-1), Ms Dixie (Robert Paz, 2-1), Lenas Hot Philly (Ivan Arellano, 20-1), Chnkira (Celso Rodriguez, 20-1), and PJ Miss Zuby (Joy Scott, 15-1). Uncorked and Ms Dixie run as a coupled entry.
Scheduled as six on the nine-race program, the Arabian Stallion Stakes (Fillies & Mares Division) has an approximate post time of 8:35 p.m..