Thursday, March 13, 2008 12:00 AM
Lane's End glass giveaway rescheduled for Saturday
FLORENCE, KY . . . March 13, 2008 . . . Self Made Man will try to make it two stakes in a row and Jade’s Revenge will try to repeat in the $50,000 Tejano Run Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday. Eight are expected for the 1/18 mile race for horses four years old and older.
Self Made Man did not fare well in the Prairie Bayou at this distance last December, finishing sixth, but returned to win his next and most recent outing, the one-mile Dust Commander last month. He has two wins at 1 1/8 miles, most recently a starter allowance during Keeneland's fall meet. Leading rider Victor Lebron was aboard for his Dust Commander win and will be back up for trainer Mike Maker.
Jade's Revenge won the Tejano Run last year and then won the Grade III Ben Ali at the same distance at Keeneland. After next finishing seventh in the Grade III Eclipse at Woodbine, trainer Graham Motion gave him a lengthy break. In his first start back off the eight-month layoff, he was fourth in the Dust Commander, beaten just 1 3/4 lengths. Rodney Prescott rides.
While Self Made Man likely will take the early lead, High Blues should be running hard at the end. Trained by George "Rusty" Arnold II, High Blues was a fast-closing third in the Dust Commander and two starts back used the same strategy to win a 1 1/16-mile optional allowance at Turfway. James Lopez rides.
Completing the field are Tap Dancing Mauk, returning to Turfway after races from Florida to New Mexico (Jesus Castanon); Purely Wild (John McKee); Bacetto (Bill Troilo); Bond Street (Orlando Mojica); and Solo Cat (Tom Pompell).
With last weekend's races snowed under, the 29th annual Lane's End glass giveaway has been rescheduled for Saturday. The first 1,500 fans through the gates will receive a 2008 Lane's End Stakes commemorative glass.
First post Saturday is 1:10pm. Gates open at 11:15am.