Churchill Shipper Chamberlain Bridge Looms as One to Beat in Lone Star Park Turf Sprint Handicap at LSP

(July 3, 2008) - Saturday's 12th running of the $50,000 Lone Star Park Turf Sprint Handicap, for three-year-olds and up to be run at five furlongs over the turf course, is headed by Churchill Downs shipper Chamberlain Bridge. Owned by Carl Moore Management LLC, and trained by Bret Calhoun, Chamberlain Bridge comes into Saturday's race off of an impressive five-furlong, turf allowance win at Churchill Downs. Cliff Berry has been assigned to ride.

A winner of five of nine career starts for earnings of $120,905, Chamberlain Bridge has won three of four of his starts sprinting over turf for $80,858.

"He's a nice turf sprinter and I like the outside post for him on Saturday," said Calhoun. "He showed a new dimension in his latest race when he was able to let a horse go ahead of him, and when he shifted to the outside, he just ran away from them through the stretch."

The Lone Star Park Turf Sprint Handicap is not short on early speed and Chamberlain Bridge will be facing a number of quality turf sprinters including the Chris Hartman-trained Fearless Anthony, an impressive winner over this turf course in his grass debut here on June 1, and Orphan Brigade, also trained by Calhoun, who finished second in this event in 2007 when the race was moved to the main track. Orphan Brigade was third in the 2005 running of this event.

The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds listed in parenthesis, consists of: Daring Child (Quincy Hamilton, 10-1); Ranger B. (Luis Quinonez 20-1); Nereus (Richard Eramia, 9-2); Distinguish (Justin Shepherd, 6-1); Fearless Anthony (Ken Tohill, 7-2); Joe Move (Eguard Tejera, 15-1); Orphan Brigade (Bobby Walker Jr., 6-5); and Chamberlain Bridge (Cliff Berry, 6-5).

Scheduled as race nine on the 10-race program, the Lone Star Park Turf Sprint Handicap has an approximate post time of 5:19 P.M. CDT.

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