Lone Star to Host "Challenge Eve" Stakes Program Friday

Five $25,000 stakes scheduled for track's Friday program.

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Lone Star Park's Friday program features five stakes.

Jessa Little Rusty, a Grade 1-winning son of champion Mr Jess Perry racing for Louis Howard, is one of eight distance specialists entered in Friday’s 870-yard, $25,000 Q-Racing Video Distance Stakes at Lone Star Park.

Trained by Jose Guadalupe Cruz, Jessa Little Rusty has won five of 24 starts and has earned $117,837, and his stakes resume includes an upset victory in last year’s 870-yard, $100,000 Zoetis Distance Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows.

Jessa Little Rusty drew post 1 and will be ridden by Omar Reyes. The 5-year-old gelding’s seven opponents include CJs Rocksolid. A 5-year-old Rock Solid Jess gelding trained by Tammy Kay Johnson for owners Rockin J Running Horses and Jack Manning, CJs Rocksolid has won three races this season, including the Grade 3, $50,000 Remington Distance Handicap at Remington Park on May 30.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds--
Jessa Little Rusty (Omar Reyes), 2-1
Jack Ketel (Juan F. Garcia Jr.), 8-1
CJs Rocksolid (Ricardo Aguirre), 8-5
Fire on The Fly (Raul Gutierrez), 9-2
Stolis Pro (Francisco Calderon), 15-1
EC Cartel (G.R. Carter Jr.), 15-1
Ivory Owl (Donald Guynes), 30-1
The Field Cricket (Jerry Lee Yoakum), 12-1.

Farnam Stakes
Pat Hernandez’s Im The Key, a 6-year-old gelded son of Shazoom and the 5-2 morning-line favorite, drew post 6 for Friday’s 440-yard, $25,000 Farnam Stakes.

Trained by Juan Martin Triana, Im The Key is coming off of a head victory as the 5-2 choice in a 330-yard allowance-optional claiming ($20,000) dash at Lone Star Park on October 4. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Gaspar Garcia.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds--
Melovemetwo (G.R. Carter Jr.), 15-1
Your Linus (Raul Gutierrez), 30-1
NCC Anchorman (Rodrigo Vallejo), 4-1
Charvet (Esgar Ramirez), 8-1
Rocket And Roll (L. Salvador Martinez), 5-1
Im The Key (Gaspar Garcia), 5-2
Eyesa Rowdy Shazoom (Ricky Ramirez), 3-1
Play Harder (Ivan Carnero), 20-1
I Bleed Red (Mario Delgado), 12-1
Sophies Special (Francisco Calderon), 20-1.

AQHA Members Plus Stakes
Kiss The Tears Away, a 4-year-old Furyofthewind mare trained by Cindi Keeton for owners Mike Briscoe and Bobby G. Briscoe, is one of 10 distaffers entered in Friday’s 400-yard, $25,000 AQHA Members Plus Stakes.

Kiss The Tears Away has won two of six starts and has banked $20,745 this season. The mare is coming off of a fourth-place finish, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Visual Magic, in the 400-yard, $30,000 Merial Lone Star Distaff Challenge on October 3.

Kiss The Tears Away drew post 5 and will be ridden by Oscar Hernandez.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds--
Mary Me Anna (Damian Martinez), 12-1
Twntyfour Karat Rock (Ricardo Aguirre), 15-1
Million Dollar Kiss (Jose Vega), 12-1
Miss Country Chicks (Raul Gutierrez), 9-2
Kiss The Tears Away (Oscar Hernandez), 5-2
Aunti Up (Jerry Lee Yoakum), 20-1
Time For Wine (Francisco Calderon), 8-1
Thrill Me Baby (Esgar Ramirez), 20-1
Invisible Wagon (Russel Hadley), 5-1
Eye Agree (Rodrigo Vallejo), 7-2

John Deere Stakes
Bobby W. Myers’ Ojo de Rey, a graded stakes placed gelding by Mr Eye Opener, drew post 8 for Friday’s 400-yard, $25,000 John Deere Stakes for 3-year-olds.

Trained by Steven Kearl, Ojo de Rey is coming off of a second-place finish to Political Debut in the October 11, $50,000 Adequan Will Rogers Derby Challenge. The gelding drew post 8 and will be ridden by Rodrigo Vallejo.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds--
Jess Kid Rock (Ricardo Aguirre), 30-1
TLC Moonshine Wagon (G.R. Carter Jr.), 10-1
Tempting Secret Dash (Mario Delgado), 30-1
El Rayito de Luna (Ricky Ramirez), 9-5
Fast Prize Celebrity (Bonifacio Quiroz), 30-1
Wild Sixes Cartel (L. Salvador Martinez), 8-1
Tempting Valor (Jose Alvarez), 12-1
Ojo de Rey (Rodrigo Vallejo), 5-2
Whosa Kat (Jose Vega), 4-1
Adashinrose (Oscar Hernandez), 30-1

Markel Stakes
Melvin Neugebauer’s My Streakin La Jolla is one of 10 juveniles entered in Friday’s 350-yard, $25,000 Markel Stakes.

A Colorado-bred son of champion Tempting Dash trained by Wes Giles, My Streakin La Jolla is coming off of a Ruidoso Downs summer campaign in which he ran third, 1 1/2 lengths behind winner Queen Catherine, in the 350-yard, $75,000 John Deere Ruidoso Juvenile Challenge (G3) in August.

Adrian Ramos will ride My Streakin La Jolla from post 5.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey assignments and morning-line odds--
SR Esmeralda (Ricardo Aguirre), 12-1
This Bug Can Dash (Damian Martinez), 15-1
Pure D Rocket (Eleazar Guillen), 15-1
First Black Knight (Eddie Aceves), 2-1
My Streakin La Jolla (Adrian Ramos), 9-2
Ima Dashing Gator (Russel Hadley), 6-1
BM Casina Royale (Rodrigo Vallejo), 20-1
My Moment of Fame (Luis Ramirez), 20-1
Perrys Leaving You (Francisco Calderon), 3-1
Prissy Cartel (Raul Gutierrez), 20-1.

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