Paul Rigali Jr.'s homebred Texas Air put away a field almost entirely composed of out-of-state invaders to claim the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) May 1 under the lights at Lone Star Park.
Trainer Al Stall Jr. has his 3-year-old War Front gelding primed for another strong effort, and has seen the increase in maturity one would expect in a sophomore runner as the seasons have turned.
Holiday Mischief, tracking odds-on favorite Sunbean all the way, collared the leader in the final strides for a head victory in a 16-1 upset in the $100,000 Super Derby Prelude Stakes Aug. 3 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.
King Henny, winner of the Clever Trevor Stakes last month, drew the far outside post in a maximum field of 12 juveniles entered in the $300,000 Remington Springboard Mile Stakes Dec. 9 at Remington Park.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Backstreet Hero||Danny Pish||
|Desert Ransom||Karl Broberg||
|Detention||Clinton C. Stuart||
|Estrickator||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Hardrock Eleven||Paul Douglas Fout||
|Holiday Mischief||Joe S. Offolter||
|Tour Guide||Jose Fernandez||
|Xanthos||Philip T. Aristone||
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