War Bridle Wins Saturday's $40,000 Nevill/Kyocera at Lone Star Park

(June 4,2005) - War Bridle, under jockey Quincy Hamilton, drew clear in the upper stretch and defeated odds-on 2-5 favorite Moody Goose by 3 ½ lengths in Saturday's $40,000 Nevill/Kyocera Stakes at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

War Bridle, a Texas-bred 3-year-old son of Commanchero trained by Tommie Morgan, ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:02.56 en route to his second win in five starts. The $24,000 winner's share of the purse pushed his career earnings to $55,135 for owner/breeders Jerry Durant and Bill Jordan.

War Bridle paid $16.60 to win as the 7-1 third wagering choice. In the early stages, Hamilton placed his mount to the outside just behind pacesetter Lord of the Track, who clicked off an opening quarter-mile in :21.55 and the half in :44.55.

"I didn't expect him to have that much early lick," Hamilton said. "But when I called on him [on the turn], he showed me another gear. I looked back over my shoulder once to see if we had any competition, but I was really confident in my horse. He was really running."

Runner-up Moody Goose, the favorite after winning his only career start by 11 ¾ lengths, was 1 ¾ lengths clear of third place finisher Lord of the Track.

"My horse ran good, but I just couldn't get to the winner," Moody Goose's rider Larry Taylor said. "He just didn't explode like he did in his debut. He drained out on me a little bit more today."

Logan's Draw, the filly Lady Carmen and Won Away completed the order of finish.

Also on Saturday, jockey Jaime Theriot became the fourth jockey this season to ride four winners on a single Lone Star Park program. His wins came aboard Miss Fitzroyale ($12) in the first, South Africa ($6.80) in the fifth, Front Paige Gal ($7.40) in the sixth and Niblett ($16.20) in the eighth. The other jockeys to accomplish the feat this season were Roman Chapa (April 22), Hamilton (April 24) and Glen Murphy (May 1).

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