Moneyinmywranglers, Valid Lil Put Local Unbeaten Streaks on the Line in JEH Stallion Station Stakes on Saturday

(April 18, 2008) - Saturday's 12th running of the $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up to be run at six furlongs matches the Sharon Barker-trained Moneyinmywranglers against Valid Lil, trained by Brett Calhoun. Both are a perfect four-for-four competing over the Lone Star Park main track.

Moneyinmywranglers proved a half-length better than Valid Lil when they were both last seen racing in the $50,000 Mission Stakes going seven furlongs at Sam Houston Race Park on March 15.

"I loved her last race and was very pleased with her effort because I know that seven furlongs might be too long for her, and that was only her first start of the year," said Calhoun of Valid Lil. "Shortening up to six-and-a-half furlongs will be helpful and she's drawn toward the outside this time, so she'll get to be more patient and see how things develop."

A winner of eight of 14 career starts, Moneyinmywranglers is seeking her third consecutive victory on Saturday. "She came out of the Mission in good shape and she should be ready for better," commented Barker. "We're really looking forward to running her on Saturday."

Two others of note in the JEH are the Steve Asmussen-trained Stealth Cat, a stakes winning filly who has won five of her 14 starts and the Kari Craddock-trained Annie Savoy, who leads all entrants in earnings with $208,720. Sent to post as a betting favorite against her three aforementioned rivals, Annie Savoy finished third in the Mission Stakes.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Stealth Cat (Luis Quinonez, 5-1); Dusky Blue (Kelsi Purcell, 15-1); Governors Trixie (Cathleen Garner, 10-1); Moneyinmywranglers (Richard Eramia, 5-2); Authentic Angel (Jorge Guzman, Jr., 15-1); Valid Lil (Bobby Walker Jr., 2-1); and Annie Savoy (Justin Shepherd, 7-2).

The JEH Stallion Stakes is scheduled as the 10th of eleven races at Lone Star Park on Saturday when first post time is scheduled for 1:35 p.m.

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