Field of 10 Entered for Lone Star Derby; Slew's Tizzy Made 5-2 Favorite

(May 10, 2007) - A field of 10 three-year-olds were entered in Saturday's Grade III, $300,000 Lone Star Derby at Lone Star Park, headed by Lexington Stakes champ Slew's Tizzy and Illinois Derby runner-up Reporting for Duty.

Slew's Tizzy landed post No. 5 and was made the 5-2 morning line favorite by oddsmaker Rick Lee. Reporting for Duty drew the rail was installed as the 3-1 second early choice.

Here's the complete field from the rail out (with jockey, trainer and morning line odds): 1. Reporting for Duty (Chris Emigh, Steve Asmussen, 3-1); 2. Forty Grams (Luis Quinonez, Steve Asmussen, 4-1); 3. Moyer's Pond (Justin Shepherd, Tony Reinstedler, 15-1); 4. Takedown (Glen Murphy, Steve Asmussen, 8-1); 5. Slew's Tizzy (Robby Albarado, Greg Fox, 5-2); 6. Mr. Nightlinger (Ramsey Zimmerman, Bret Calhoun, 20-1); 7. Reata's Rocket (Rajiv Maragh, Joe Orseno, 8-1); 8. Harrow Land (Eusebio Razo Jr., Tony Reinstedler, 6-1); 9. Taksent (Quincy Hamilton, Edward Webb, 30-1); and 10. Slew By Slew (Don Pettinger, Donnie K. Von Hemel, 20-1).

The 11th running of the 1 1/16-mile Lone Star Derby will be run as Race 10 at approximately 5:47 p.m. CT on Saturday's 11-race program that begins at 1:35 p.m. CT. Also on the program are $125,000 divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes for 3-year-old progeny of nominated Texas-based stallions. Both the Stymie Division (colts and geldings) and Got Koko Division (fillies) will be run at 1 1/16 miles.

Lone Star Park customers will receive a free commemorative Lone Star Derby glassware set Saturday with a paid general admission while supplies last. The glasses, to be distributed in the Lone Star Park saddling paddock, pay tribute to the past Lone Star Derby winners: Anet (1997), Smolderin Heart (1998), T.B. Track Star (1999), Tahkodha Hills (2000), Percy Hope (2001), Wiseman's Ferry (2002), Dynever (2003), Pollard's Vision (2004), Southern Africa (2005) and Wanna Runner (2006).

Lone Star Derby Day entertainment includes live country music by Scott Whitaker between races in the Courtyard of Champions from 12-4 p.m. and bounce houses for children on the lawn area in front of the Post Time Pavilion. Also, radio stations 99.5 The Wolf and 93.3 The Bone will be on hand for promotional appearances.

According to the National Weather Service, Saturday's forecast calls for a partly cloudy skies and a high near 84. Although there were showers and thunderstorms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area earlier this week, there's only a slight 30-percent chance of precipitation on Saturday with calm winds between 5 and 10 mph.

Lone Star Park's grandstand gates open Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

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