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The Lizzard King Strikes Again in Miss Polly

Gelding picks up another Delta Downs stakes victory.

June 29, 2013

Brett Mennen’s homebred The Lizzard King won his second consecutive stakes at Delta Downs on Saturday night as he prevailed by a length in the $50,000 Miss Polly Classic at 400 yards. The 4-year-old Texas-bred gelding by Valiant Hero stopped the timer at :19.454 with John Hamilton aboard at favored odds of 7-5.

The Lizzard King has now won half of his 14 career starts, including the Develop A Plan Stakes (G3) last time out. Last year the gelding won a division of the Evangeline Downs Derby, and his earnings now stand at $157,224.

Malinche Cattle Co. Inc.’s homebred Charal Kid, who finished second to The Lizzard King in the Develop A Plan, finished second again and boosted his career bankroll to $496,219 with a record of 48-18-12-3. The 7-year-old gelding swept the Develop A Plan and Miss Polly in 2010 and 2012.

Longshot Feature My News, a stakes winner in Florida and Indiana last year, took third.