Trainers Bruner and Asmussen Have Multiple Entries in Two Divisions of Texas Stallion Stakes at LSP

(May 7, 2009) - The three-horse entry of Come on Flyer, Justwill and Swampman, owned by Heiligbrodt Racing Stable and trained by Steve Asmussen, has been made the second choice at 2-1 in the morning line by Lone Star Park odds maker Rick Lee in the 6th Running of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division) on Saturday. The 1 1/16-mile contest on the main track is for 3-year-old colts and geldings which are nominated to the Texas Stallion Stakes and is the seventh race on the 11-race program with a scheduled post time of 4:23 p.m.

Making up one-third of the 12-horse field is the quartet of Regatta Tone, Supreme Secret, Formal Tone and Little Take owned by Tom Durant and trained by Jack Bruner. Lone Star Park second-leading rider Chris Landeros has been named on all four, but Durant and Bruner have until an hour before first post time on Saturday to designate jockeys for each horse. The entry has been made 4-1 in the morning line.

The morning line favorite at 7-5 is Donald Erickson’s Valid Stripes, who has hit the board in seven of eight starts, including three wins, and has earned $145,230. The 3-year-old gelded son of Valid Expectations, who won the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park on February 14 before being distanced in the $900,000 Sunland Derby in his last start, is trained by Amos Laborde and will be ridden by Kirk LeBlanc.

Another son of Valid Expectations, Valid Performance, owned by Billy Bush and trained by Bobby Jenkins, is also worth watching. The 3-year-old colt, out of the A.P. Indy mare White Wing, is 8-1 in the morning line and will have veteran Bobby Walker, Jr. in the irons.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Come On Flyer (Shaun Bridgmohan, 2-1); Regatta Tone (Chris Landeros, 4-1); C H Leutwil (Martin Escobar, 15-1); Supreme Secret (Chris Landeros, 4-1); Justwill (Cliff Berry, 2-1); Valid Performance (Bobby Walker, Jr. 8-1); Huntersrunaway (Junior Chacaltana, 20-1); Valid Stripes (Kirk LeBlanc, 7-5); Liberal Andy (Bryan McNeil, 30-1); Formal Tone (Chris Landeros, 4-1); Little Talk (Chris Landeros, 4-1); and Swampman (Eguard Tejera, 2-1).

Bruner and Asmussen Duos to Battle It Out in Got Koko Division of Texas Stallion Stakes

Lone Star Park’s all-time leading trainer Steve Asmussen will send out the probable favorite duo of Seven Seventythree and Tiffany Royal on Saturday in the 6th Running of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes (Got Koko Division) for 3-year-old fillies which are nominated to the Texas Stallion Stakes. Designated as the 4-5 morning line favorite by track odds maker Rick Lee, the entry is owned by Heiligbrodt Racing Stable.

Tiffany Royal is going for her third straight stakes victory after winning the $125 Texas Stallion Stakes on February 14 and the $50,000 Bara Lass Stakes on December 6, 2008 at Retama Park in her last two starts. Tiffany Royal, who will be ridden by Luis Quinonez, has won four of seven, with two thirds, and earned $222,328 during her career.

The other half of the entry, Seven Seventythree, winner of the $75,000 Crescent City Derby at Fair Grounds on March 28, will be looking for her second straight win. A winner of three of eight career starts and $130,300 in lifetime earnings, the daughter of Littleexpectations will have visiting jockey Shaun Bridgmohan aboard.

The Jack Bruner-trained City Tone is looking to make it three straight at Lone Star Park to improve on her career record of two wins and a second in three tries and add to her $23,586 lifetime earnings. Her entrymate, Undeclared Tone, who broke her maiden at Lone Star Park on April 24 in her last race, will be making only her third career start. Jockey Chris Landeros has been named on both fillies.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Monica’s Skirmish (Erik McNeil, 30-1); City Tone (Chris Landeros, 9-5); Arromist (Martin Escobar, 50-1); Seven Seventythree (Shaun Bridgmohan, 4-5); The Cat Who (Junior Chacaltana, 10-1); I’m a Bad Girl (T.L. Collier, 50-1); Lil Pink Cadillac (Larry Taylor, 15-1); Smooth Sea (Patrick Boxie, 50-1); Tiffany Royal (Luis Quinonez, 4-5); Judys Cure (Bryan McNeil, 20-1); Undeclared Tone (Chris Landeros, 9-5); Whiskey n’ Me (Donald Simington, 30-1); and Golden Wish (Cliff Berry, 20-1).

The 1 1/16-mile race over the main track is scheduled as the ninth of 11 races on the card with an approximate post time of 5:19 p.m.

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