|Calhoun Duo Highlights Closing
Day $75,000 Middleground Stakes at LSP
2008) - Trainer Bret Calhoun has a solid one-two punch to send
out in the 12th running of the $75,000 Middleground Stakes for 2-year-old
colts and geldings going six furlongs at Lone Star Park on Sunday.
Calhoun will be represented by Larry Hirsch and Wayne Sander's Tres
Dangereux, and Clarence Scharbauer Jr.'s Early Final.
Tres Dangereux enters the Middleground off of his first career
win, and impressive score against maiden special weight company
here on July 10, and Early Final has his sights set on his second
consecutive stakes victory after proving best in the $125,000 Texas
Stallion Stakes 0on July 12.
Lone Star Park's all-time leading trainer Steve Asmussen will be
out to deny Calhoun with his two-pronged attack of King Gulch and
Club Tejano. The former was last seen posting his first career victory
in a maiden special weight contest here on June 21, and the latter
was an impressive winner in his career debut while beating nine
rivals to the finish line in a five- and-a- half furlong dash here
on July 5.
The field from the rail out, with jockey and morning line odds
listed in parenthesis, consists of: Austin Ridge (David Elston,
30-1); Jolie Streets (Justin Shepherd, 4-1); Tres Dangereux (Bobby
Walker Jr., 3-1); Getapossetogether (Eguard Tejera, 20-1); Supreme
Secret (Justin Shepherd, 4-1); King Gulch (Luis Quinonez, 8-1);
Heber Valley (Richard Eramia, 15-1); Cavalry's Brother (Eddie Martin
Jr., 30-1); Club Tejano (Quincy Hamilton, 6-1); Mister Bonz (Curt
Bourque, 15-1); and Early Final (Cliff Berry, 2-1).
Scheduled as race nine on the 11-race program, the Silver Spur
Stakes has an approximate post time of 5:19 P.M. CDT.