|$75,000 Divisional Texas Stallion Stakes Highlight Nine Race Program Saturday at Lone Star Park
(Grand Prairie, Texas - Thursday, May 10, 2012) - A multiple stakes winner in Texas and undefeated at Lone Star Park (2-2), Sword Trick, seeks to add another notch to his 'girth' in Saturday's ninth running of the Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division). The race for three-year-old Texas-bred colts and geldings, will be contested at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles over the main track.
Bred and owned by Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. and trained by W. Bret Calhoun, Sword Trick, drew off to an eight and one half length victory here last year in the Staunch Avenger division of the Texas Stallion Stakes program for two-year-old colts and geldings. Since that stellar victory, he has crossed the finish line first in the Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park and the Groovy Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park, bringing his win column total to four. A different ending played out in his last start, the Jim's Orbit Stakes at Sam Houston last February. It was his first attempt going around two turns, and it found him tiring late to finish third
"It's just a question of getting the right trip to stretch him out to that distance," said Calhoun. "I think he's definitely the most talented in the race. Maybe we can get him off the pace a little bit, and he'll finish a little better for us."
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Como Se Llama (Alejandro Medellin, 8-5); Sword Trick (Cliff Berry, 7-5); Street Life Blues (Dusty Shepherd, 20-1); Patchwork (Roman Chapa, 4-1); Defiant Flyer (Seth Martinez, 8-1); Palm Road (Junior Chacaltana, 20-1) and Boca Bay (Luis Quinonez, 4-1).
Scheduled as race five on the nine-race program, the Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division) has an approximate post time of 3:27 p.m.
Cowgirl N Up Also Seeking to Go the Distance in Filly Division
The task for Cowgirl N Up is the same in the Got Koko division for three-year-old fillies.
Owned and trained by Caroline Dodwell, she also has won multiple stakes in Texas. The Texas
Stallion Stakes at Retama last year at two, and the Bara Lass earlier this year at Sam Houston. In her first attempt at the two-turn distance, produced similar results, finishing third by nine and one quarter lengths. Will she step up to the challenge?
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis:
Perfect Meadow (Alejandro Medellin, 4-1); Im a Bear (Alejandro Medellin, 4-1); Cowgirl N Up (Larry Taylor, 2-1); Color Code (Roman Chapa, 9-5); Kimbell's Bling (Lindey Wade, 15-1); Miss Lederhosen (Cliff Berry, 8-1); Peppermint Bling (Isaias Enriquez, 10-1) and Zalisa (Jose Figueroa, 10-1).
Scheduled as race seven on the nine-race program, the Texas Stallion Stakes (Got Koko Division) has an approximate post time of 4:23 p.m.