|Ida Snow Man Wins Second Stakes Race of the Meet in $30,000 B.F.Phillips Jr. Handicap at LSP
(Saturday, November 10, 2007) - Ida Snow Man, powerful winner
of the $20,000 6666 Ranch Handicap two weeks ago, made a late charge
on the far outside of the racetrack to edge Sin Tacha Perry by head
in Saturday's $30,000 B.F. Phillips Jr. Handicap at Lone Star Park.
Wassup T Doc, who entered the race unbeaten in eight starts this
year, finished a nose back in third.
The restricted Grade 3 race completed a stakes sweep for jockey
Jeff Jerman, who earlier won the $15,000 Cassels Bruczest Arabian
Stakes aboard Kryptonite CS.
Ida Snow Man, owned by Desirable Properties Inc. and trained by
Michael Zingelmann, ran 400 yards in :20.049 and paid $3.60 to win
as the 4-5 wagering choice.
The $18,900 winner's share of the purse jumped the 4-year-old gelding's
earnings to $142,904. Since his debut in May of 2005, Ida Snow Man
has won eight of his 23 starts.
The two stakes wins at the Lone Star Park meeting are the only
added-money victories of his career.
In 2006, the son of This Snow Is Royal finished second in the Grade
1 Remington Park Derby.
Live racing returns to Lone Star Park on Wednesday with a nine-race
program that begins at 6:35 p.m. CT. Next week's featured races
include Texas Classic Derby trials on Friday and Texas Classic Futurity
trials on Saturday.
Jess a Lil Bit More, the filly who set a stakes record (440 yards
in :21.27) while winning the $214,500 Dash For Cash Derby, is expected
to headline entries for the Derby trials, which will be taken Tuesday.
Dash For Cash Futurity champ Rock Solid Jess is expected to miss
the Texas Classic Futurity due to injury, making fastest Dash For
Cash Futurity qualifier and final favorite and runner-up Illegal
Memories a strong contender when Futurity trial entries are taken
Only 10 live racing dates, or three weeks, remain at Lone Star
Park's Fall Meeting of Champions, which concludes on Saturday, Dec.
1 - the same night of the Texas Classic finals.
NO STOPPING KRYPTONITE CS IN $15,000 CASSELS BRUCZEST
Eric and Randi Moreau-Sipiere's odds-on favorite Kryptonite CS,
ridden by Jeff Jerman and trained by Greg Ketter, didn't disappoint
in Saturday's $15,000 Cassels Bruczest Arabian Stakes at Lone Star
Park with a comfortable, front-running 8 ¾-length victory
over Oh My Goodness.
Kryptonite CS ran the first quarter mile in :25.67, the half in
:51.32 and five-eighths in 1:06.42 before stopping the teletimer
in 1:21.34 for six furlongs. Runner-up Oh My Goodness finished 3
¾ lengths ahead of Kingpin CS.
Just Eddy, WMA Zebulun and You Bet completed the order of finish.
Spring With Caily and Kowboy CS were late scratches.
Kryptonite CS paid $3.40 to win as the 3-5 betting favorite in
the field of six Arabians. The Texas-bred 3-year-old improved his
record to two wins and a second in three starts with earnings of
$17,790. First place was worth $9,450.
Ed Wilson, the President of the Texas Arabian Breeders Association,
presented the trophy to the winning connections.
CHECK THIS TREAT FASTEST IN LONE STAR PAINT & APPALOOSA
THREE-TIME STAKES WINNER ROYAL QUICK TREASURE LIKELY FAV IN NOV.
Check This Treat, owned and trained by Randall Read of Bowie, Texas,
clocked 350 yards in :18.050 under jockey Larry Payne on Saturday
night at Lone Star Park and was the fastest qualifier to the $54,900
Lone Star Park Paint and Appaloosa Futurity, which is scheduled
for Saturday, Nov. 24.
Three trial races were staged for 2-year-old Paints and Appaloosas
and the 10 fastest of 23 recorded times earned berths in the final
two weeks later.
The qualifiers included much headed Paint, Royal Quick Treasure,
who is likely to go favored in the final despite posting the fourth
fastest time in the third and final trial at odds of 2-5 with Juan
Royal Quick Treasure, a sorrel solid Paint-bred filly owned and
trained by Glenda and J.D. Parum of Springer, Okla., improved her
stellar record to eight wins in nine starts. Her victories include
triumphs in the Restricted Grade 2, $47,500 OHA Paint and Appaloosa
Futurity at Fair Meadows on June 8; the restricted Grade 1, $102,000
Speedhorse Futurity at Fair Meadows on July 27; and Grade 3, $22,884
Lorelei Futurity at Blue Ribbon Downs on Sept. 2.
Royal Quick Treasure, sired by Royal Quick Flash and out of Countin
Treasures, has now earned $74,576.
Fastest qualifier Check This Treat, a chestnut solid Paint-bred
stallion, hung a nose on Knee High Country, a sorrel overo Paint
filly in the second trial, reversing the outcome of the Grade 2,
$25,000 Tulsa State Fair Stakes at Fair Meadows in late July. Check
This Treat has now won five of his 11 starts and $29,994.
Here's the complete list of finalists (with jockey, trainer, owner
and final time): Check This Treat (Larry Payne, Randall Read, Randall
Read, :18.050); Knee High Country (Roy Brooks, Luis Villafranco,
Suzie Marrs, :18.056); Little Johny Bell (Juan Vazquez, J.D. Parum,
Glenda Parum, :18.079); Royal Quick Treasure, (Juan Vazquez, J.D.
Parum, Glenda Parum, :18.194); Blue Oyster Cult (Larry Payne, Dee
Keener, John McBride, :18.196); Tia Wanna (Roy Baldillez, Brandon
Parum, Jimmy Maddux, :18.207); Royal Harlot ("Diamond"
Jim Brooks, Matt Whitekiller, Dan Jones, :18.265); Action Figure
(Jeff Jerman, Alex Villareal, Lindsey Wilkinson, :18.330); Shake
M Baby Shake M (Rodrigo Vallejo, Gary Jacobs, Wendell Blankenship,
:18.416); and Op Dasher (Arturo Puga, Bobby Touchet, Jerry Neil