Home Horse Racing Summer time Turf Pageant: King Trigger Gives Maker Second Straight Texas Turf Basic Win – Horse Racing Information

Summer time Turf Pageant: King Trigger Gives Maker Second Straight Texas Turf Basic Win – Horse Racing Information

Summer time Turf Pageant: King Trigger Gives Maker Second Straight Texas Turf Basic Win – Horse Racing Information



King Trigger, beneath Rene Diaz, annexes the Texas Turf Basic at Lone Star Park

Good Man Steady’s King Trigger closed on the front-runners with a four-wide rally on the flip, opened a transparent lead in early stretch, and continued on to win the $300,000 Texas Turf Basic by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Lone Star Park.

Despatched off the favourite at 2-1 odds beneath Rene Diaz, who earned his first profession stakes win, the 8-year-old Inventive Trigger gelding was posting his ninth win from 38 profession begins and ended a four-race winless stretch courting from his victory within the Knickerbocker (G3) Oct. 9 on the Belmont on the Large A meet. His report additionally features a victory in final 12 months’s Kentucky Cup Basic, his first profession begins win, at Turfway Park.

King Trigger paid $6 for the Saturday’s win after finishing the 1 1/8-mile turf contest in 1:47.73 on a course rated as agency. He got here into the race off a sixth-place end within the Fort Marcy Stakes (G3) at Belmont on Could 6 however simply held again the closing bid of runner-up Kokokomo within the Texas Turf Basic. Dean Martini checked in third, 5 lengths behind Kokokomo, within the seven-horse subject.

Educated by Mike Maker, who gained final 12 months’s version of the Texas Turf Basic with Area Go, King Trigger was bred in Kentucky by Bret Jones. His dam is the Avenue Cry mare Avenue Mate. He banked $174,600 for Saturday’s win, elevating his lifetime bankroll to $823,828.

The Texas Turf Basic was one in every of 4 turf stakes with purses totaling $750,000 on the Summer time Turf Pageant card on the Grand Prairie, Texas racetrack.

It took a photograph end to determine the winner within the $150,000 Grand Prairie Turf Dash. The 4-year-old colt Cogburn hit the wire first, giving him his second stakes win at Lone Star Park in as many tries. The Steve Asmussen trainee was in a position to overcome a poor begin and mount a livid rally to rise up in time with Ricardo Santana Jr. within the irons. Cogburn, a 4-year-old Not This Time colt, lined the 5 furlongs in :55.64 because the post-time favourite. The $2 win wager returned $3.80. Clark O. Brewster, and William and Corinne Heiligbrodt personal the stakes winner. Large Chopper and Atras completed second and third to finish the trifecta.

The $150,000 Wasted Tears, for fillies and mares, was contested at 1 1/16 miles. George Sharp’s, Glenall, was in a position to sit again and stalk the tempo earlier than displaying a burst of pace to win by 2 1/4 lengths and return $11.40 for the win. David Cabrera was aboard for coach Shawn H. Davis. This was the third win from 19 tries for the Irish-bred 4-year-old Coulsty filly and the primary at Lone Star Park.

This 12 months’s working of the $150,000 Rooster Fried Stakes attracted a stable subject of fillies and mares to compete within the 5 furlong dash. Unbridled Mary shipped from the West Coast and made her first begin within the Lone Star State a successful one. Jockey Hector Isaac Berrios was in a position to cut up rivals and shut with a rush, crossing the end line in :56.18, 1 1/4 lengths forward of the wagering favourite Tiz Magic. John Sadler trains the 4-year-old Maclean’s Music filly owned by Pearl Racing, Pine Racing Stables and West Level Thoroughbreds. She paid $5.60 for the win.

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