Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap comes our way this Holiday Monday, May 28th from Lone Star at Grand Prarie. Horses three years old and upward will be in search of their share of the $300,000 purse when they go 1 1/16 miles on Lone Star's main track.
A solid field of eight will take part and the in race 9 on Lone Star's Memorial Day Monday card. Post time is 5:19 PM. Here is a look at the entries and what brought them to this Grade 3 event.
2012 Lone Star Park Handicap Race Favorites
Nate's Mineshaft - had a string of four straight wins interrupted last time out in the Grade 3 Alysheba on May 4th. Before that were impressive wins in the Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap by 7 lengths in record time, the Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap and a pair of Allowance races. He is fast and has to be considered the favorite in the Lone Star Handicap.
Apart - also had a string of four straight placings in graded stakes action last year including a win at the Grade 3 William Donald Schaefer Memorial at Pimlico in June a second in the Grade New Orleans Handicap and thirds in the Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap and Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Since that time Apart has struggled - a fifth last time out in the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes followed a ninth in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational. Apart has been good in the past but enters on sketchy form.
Lone Star Park Handicap 2012 | Remaining Field Entries
Golden Yank - veteran of 27 career starts, Golden Yank enters the Lone Star Handicap having finished fourth last time out in the Alysheba Stakes. He has six career wins - five of the graded stakes variety and if experience is the determining factor Golden Yank has to be in the conversation.
Lone Star Park Handicap betting at Lone Star Park with OffTrackBetting.com
Get in Da House - finished third last time out in the Grade 3 Texas Mile and before that was third in the Southern Oaks Plantation Costa Rising Stakes at Fair Grounds on March 1st. Before that Get in Da Douse strung together three straight wins - a Starter Optional Claiming on March 23rd, the Starter Stakes at Delta Downs on February 4th and the Louisiana Champions Day Starter Handicap at Fair Grounds on December 10th. That makes four races in 2012 with two wins and two third place finishes.
Marilyn's Guy - has four wins in the last five starts including an impressive score last time out in the Grade 3 Excelsior Stakes on March 17th and the As Indicated Stakes February 18th, both at Aqueduct. Marilyn's Guy has been impressive and is an interesting sleeper in this race!
Night Party - will be making his graded stakes debut after three wins in Allowance races already this year. He does have a second place finish and an 11th in the Dust Commander Stakes in 2012 as well.
Fog Alert - has three wins in four starts including an impressive score last time out in the Sunland Park Handicap and an Allowance Optional Claiming win before that. In 25 career starts Fog Alert has six wins, two seconds and five third place finishes.
Imco Spirit - has fared well recently with two straight wins at Sunray Park - the Inaugural Handicap and the Bill Thomas Memorial Stakes. Imco Spirit has 32 career starts with eight wins, six seconds and four third place finishes.
2012 Lone Star Park Handicap Entries & Odds
Race 9 on Lone Star Park's Monday card with a Post Time of 5:19 PM.
|1||Apart||G. Murphy||A. Stall, Jr.|
|2||Get in Da House||D. Simington||W. Hawley|
|3||Night Party||V. Lebron||P. Huffman|
|4||Marilyn's Guy||M. Berry||A. Dutrow|
|5||Fog Alert||K. Tohill||D. Wolochuk|
|6||Nates Mineshaft||J. Campbell||A. Smith|
|7||Golden Yank||J. Theriot||G. Thomas|
|8||Imco Spirit (IRE)||A. Medellin||H. Dominguez|