||$65,000 Divisional Texas Stallion Stakes Featured Saturday at Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie, Texas (Thursday, May 25, 2017) - Saturday, May 27, features two divisions of the Texas Stallions Stakes for nominated three-year-olds going one mile on the main track. The Stymie division is for colts and geldings, and the Got Koko division is for fillies. Each will carry a guaranteed purse of $65,000. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. First race post time is 5:00 p.m.
Got Koko Division – Race 6
Trainer Bret Calhoun has dominated both divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes with a record number of wins. The Grand Prairie native has won the Got Koko division five times, and Saturday's 14th renewal could be his record sixth.
Calhoun has 6-5 morning line favorite Kat's Infatuation for owners Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch. The three-year-old filly by Silver City out of Red Threat by Devil His Due has earned $93,574 from her career record of 7-3-2-2. Her most recent win was in the Bara Lass at Sam Houston in March, followed by a second place finish in the Cajun Miss at Evangeline Downs in April. She's run the bullet for four of her latest five works leading up to this race. Richard Eramia will have the mount.
The 9-2 morning line second choice, another Calhoun trainee, is Douglas Scharbauer's Gold Shock. The filly by My Golden Song out of Shocktime by Langfuhr has earnings of $82,921 from her career record of 8-2-3-1. Veteran rider Eddie Martin, Jr. has been named to ride.
The field for the $65,000 Got Koko division of the Texas Stallion Stakes in post-position order with rider and odds is: Pure Grey (Iram Diego, 8-1); Mighty Ferrari (Lindey Wade, 8-1); Country Candy (Luis Quinonez, 6-1); Gold Shock (Eddie Martin, Jr., 9-2); Celebrity’s Gift (Gerber Pivaral, 5-1); Kat’s Infatuation (Richard Eramia, 6-5); and Better Belle (Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez, 20-1).
Approximate post time for the Texas Stallion Stakes Got Koko Division, the featured sixth race on the card, is approximately is 7:35 p.m. CDT.
Stymie Division – Race 8
The 14th edition of the Stymie division for colts and geldings has a strong favorite in Rumpole, a gelded son of top Texas sire Too Much Bling. Lone Star Park morning line oddsmaker Rick Lee has listed him as the 7-5 morning line favorite. Out of the mare Dehere's Dream, by Dehere, Rumpole has won his last two races, the Jim's Orbit last February and the Groovy Stakes in March, both at Sam Houston. He has earnings of $82,470 from three wins out of five career starts. Bob Young trains the gelding for Fletcher Properties, Inc. Richard Eramia is named to ride.
The field for the $65,000 Stymie division of the Texas Stallion Stakes from the rail out with jockey and morning line odds is: Shaded (Iram Diego, 5-1); Rumpole (Richard Eramia, 7-5); Checker Czech (Eddie Martin, Jr., 15-1); Medieval Medicine (Ted Gondron, 15-1); Mosta Flyin (Lindey Wade, 8-1); Too Much Gone (Efigenio Ruiz, 20-1); Fast Talkin Man (Luis Quinonez, 5-2); and Imma Wild Bling (Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez, 12-1).
Approximate post time for the Stymie Division of the Texas Stallion Stakes is 8:35 p.m.