Competitive Field of Eight Set for $50,000 Lone Star Oaks at LSP

(June 25, 2009) - Saturday’s 11th running of the $50,000 Lone Star Oaks, for three-year-old fillies, to be run at a mile-and-a-sixteenth over turf, has attracted a well-matched field of eight. Lone Star Park’s morning-line oddsmaker Rick Lee has installed Heartlines Horse Ranch’s Busy Mass as the 5-2 favorite.

Busy Mass, trained by Brian House, was last seen recording a sharp runner-up finish on June 7 at Louisiana Downs behind Category Seven, who most recently just missed in the $50,000 Top Corsage stakes at Louisiana Downs on June 13 when finishing a head behind Hotlantic, the $50,000 Irving Distaff winner at Lone Star Park on April 25.

Also of note in the Lone Star Oaks are My Spanx, City Tone and Megan’s Tough Love.

The Allen Milligan-trained My Spanx, a bay daughter of A. P. Delta, won the $100,000 Le Senorita Stakes over turf at Retama Park as a two-year-old. The Jack Bruner-trained City Tone, although untested over turf, has won three of five career starts, including the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park on May 9. Megan’s Tough Love, trained by Bret Calhoun, will be ridden for the first time by Eddie Martin Jr., Lone Star Park’s all-time leader in stakes wins.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Fourstarattraction (Bryan McNeil, 5-1); Streakin’ Nun (Bobby Walker Jr., 10-1); My Spanx (Martin Escobar, 6-1); City Tone (Chris Landeros, 4-1); Busy Mass (Don Pettinger, 5-2); Cuvee’s Pride (Tony McNeil, 15-1); The Cat Who (Glen Murphy, 10-1); and Megan’s Tough Love (Eddie Martin Jr., 7-2).

Scheduled as race eight on the 10-race program, the Lone Star Oaks has an approximate post time of 4:51 p.m. CDT.

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