||Divisional Texas Stallion Stakes and Lane's End Stallion Scholarship Stakes Highlight Nine Race Program Saturday at Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie, Texas (Friday, May 10, 2013) - Worldventurer has made his way back to Lone Star Park and is looking for his second stakes win here (fourth overall) in Saturday's 10th running of the $75,000 Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division). The race for three-year-old colts and geldings that are the offspring of nominated Accredited Texas-bred stallions will be contested at a distance of one mile over the main track.
Worldventurer (Wimbledon – Better Than Most by Elusive Quality) won the $100,000 TTA Sales Futurity here a year ago. Under the new ownership of Peter Redekop B. C. Ltd., the gelding has stayed in the barn of trainer W. Bret Calhoun who trained him before being purchased by Redekop at the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale on April 3. Worldventurer so far this year has had back-to-back wins, the $50,000 Groovy Stakes on January 19 and the $75,000 Jims Orbit on February 16, both were held at Sam Houston Race Park. His last start, also at Sam Houston, was in the $50,000 Texas Heritage Stakes on March 2, finishing a respectable third behind winner Departing. As you know, Departing went on to finish third in the $1 Million G2, Louisiana Derby March 30 at Fairgrounds in New Orleans and then won the G3, Illinois Derby at Arlington Park on April 20.
Worldventurer has been made the 4-5 morning line choice. Lone Star Park's all-time leading rider, Cliff Berry has the assignment.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parentheses, consists of: Breaththefire (Gerardo Mora, 6-1); He Has Bling (Miguel Hernandez, 5-2); Worldventurer (Cliff Berry, 4-5); Meme Jo (Glen Murphy, 5-1) and Tarmac (Roman Chapa, 15-1).
Scheduled as race three on the nine-race program, the Texas Stallion Stakes (Stymie Division) has an approximate post time of 2:31 p.m.
Makeshift Appears Likley to Dominate in Filly Division
The task for Makeshift (Too Much Bling – Red Cell by Geri) appears a simple one in Saturday's Got Koko Division of the Texas Stallion Stakes for three-year-old fillies also at one mile. She is a perfect two-for-two this year around two turns. Her most recent victory was the Two Altazano at Sam Houston February 16 under jockey, Roman Chapa. Chapa will have the mount again Saturday. Makeshift is owned by W. S. Farish and trained by Lone Star Park's all-time leading trainer, Steve Asmussen.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parentheses is as follows: Joyful Hannah (Junior Chacaltana, 5-1); Makeshift (Roman Chapa, 8-5); Final Song (Lindey Wade, 6-1); John Louis' Penny (Jeremy Collier, 30-1); Open Summary (Gerardo Mora, 8-1); Lady Sayla (Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez, 10-1) and Tastefullyexcessive (Cliff Berry, 5-2).
Scheduled as race six on the nine-race program, approximate post time for the Texas Stallion Stakes, Got Koko Division is 4:23 p.m.
Lasting Bubbles Seeking Second Win at the Meet in Second Running of Lane's End Stallion Scholarship Stakes
Lasting Bubbles will try for her second stakes win at the meet in Saturday's second running of the $50,000 Lane's End Stallion Scholarship Stakes for Accredited Texas-bred fillies & mares, three-year-olds & upward, going seven and a half furlongs on the turf.
Trained by Ken Peek and bred and owned by Judy Peek, Lasting Bubbles (Pulling Punches – Slim's Secret by Desert Secret) won the $50,000 JEH Stallion Station Stakes here on April 13,
by five and a half lengths under an impressive ride by jockey, Lindey Wade. Lindey will again have the riding assignment.
Scheduled post time for the Lane’s End Stallion Scholarship Stakes is 4:51 p.m.
Here is the field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parentheses: Lillie Abbie (Junior Chacaltana, 12-1); Patty's Pride (Glen Murphy, 5-1); Lasting Bubbles (Lindey Wade, 2-1); Mescaleress (Roman Chapa, 20-1); Claudia's Mingun (Ivan Arellano, 20-1); Smiles Golden Song (Eswan Flores, 6-10); Shezararebird (Alfredo Sanchez Sigala, 9-2); Shannon' Phavorite (Miguel Hernandez, 8-1) and Perfect Meadow (Gerardo Mora, 8-1).