|Bridesmaid Heads Field of Seven
in $75,000 Silver Spur Stakes Saturday at LSP
24, 2008) - Will Farish's Bridesmaid, trained by Steve Asmussen,
headlines the 12th running of the $75,000 Silver Spur Stakes for
2-year-old fillies going six furlongs at Lone Star Park on Saturday.
The winner of the $100,000 TTA Sales Futurity Stakes at Lone Star
Park on June 7, Bridesmaid will look to record the second stakes
win of her career after being beaten a head by Sweetacious in the
$125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes here on July 12.
"She came out of her last race in good shape, that race didn't
take much out of her," said Darren Fleming, Steve Asmussen's
head assistant at Lone Star Park. "We've liked the way she's
been finishing up in her races and feel that she'll like being stretched
out to six furlongs."
The Michelle Lovell-trained Time Well Spent, and the Joe Petalino-conditioned
Seacrettina appear to be the biggest threats to Bridesmaid on Saturday.
Time Well Spent was a sharp debut winner at Louisiana Downs on June
14, winning by 14-and-a-quarter lengths, and Seacrettina scored
a sharp win in her career debut at Lone Star Park on May 4 in a
four-and-a-half furlong maiden event.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds
listed in parenthesis, consists of: Peach Brew (Quincy Hamilton,
12-1); Monica's Skirmish (Cliff Berry, 20-1); Mary's Place (Luis
Quinonez, 10-1); Time Well Spent (Carlos Gonzalez, 3-1); Seacrettina
(Ken Tohill, 2-1); Bridesmaid (Justin Shepherd, 7-5); and Naughty
N Pg (Richard Eramia, 20-1).
Scheduled as race nine on the 10-race program, the Silver Spur
Stakes has an approximate post time of 5:47 P.M. CDT.