Stakes Doubleheader on Tap for Retama Park

The track will present a pair of stakes on Saturday.

RC Me Leaving You is one of six Texas-bred sprinters entered in Saturday's 350-yard, $15,000 Live Oak Handicap at Retama Park. PHOTO: Dustin Orona Photography

RC Me Leaving You, a multiple stakes winning 6-year-old son of Coronas Leaving You racing for Bennie and Teresa Jeter, drew the rail post for Saturday’s 350-yard, $15,000 Live Oak Handicap (R) for Texas-breds at Retama Park.

Trained by Jimmy Padgett, RC Me Leaving You will be making his first start since May 12, when the stallion ran fourth, 1 1/4 lengths behind winner Eye N Capo, in the 440-yard, $50,000 Sam Houston Classic Stakes (G2) at Sam Houston Race Park. RC Me Leaving You will be ridden by Noe Villatoro.

The complete lineup for the Live Oak, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
RC Me Leaving You (Noe Villatoro, 126), 9-5
Tellereyematthebar (Francisco A. Mendez, 123), 5-1
Desdemona Rambler (Juan F. Garcia Jr., 124), 6-1
Kraken Black (Nestor Duran, 125), 5-2
Deala Quick Game (Jose I. Martinez, 125), 4-1
Glimpse Of Fire (Froylan T. Ramirez, 123), 8-1

Also on Saturday, a full field of 10 middle-distance runners has been entered in the 550-yard, $15,000 Tower of the Americas Handicap.

Fulton Quien Sabe Ranches’ He Is The Risingstar is coming off of a wire-to-wire, 2 1/2-length victory in a 550-yard allowance race at Los Alamitos on February 23. A winner of six of his nine starts at the distance, the 6-year-old Mr Jess Perry gelding drew post 3 and will be ridden by Jerry Lee Yoakum for trainer L.R. “Tooter” Jordan.

The complete lineup, in post position order including jockey and weight assignments and morning-line odds:
Grand Illusion (Noe Villatoro, 124), 6-1
Classified Bulls Eye (Eliazar T. Vera, 120), 10-1
He Is The Risingstar (Jerry Lee Yoakum, 125), 9-5
TH Thomas Leo (Victor M. Urieta Jr., 120), 15-1
First Impulse (Jesse Levario, 124), 8-1
TH Maverick (Roman A. Huerta, 121), 12-1
Dealmfast (Jose I. Martinez, 121), 10-1
Love Ta Zoom (Juan F. Garcia Jr., 122), 12-1
JRC Callas First (Francisco A. Mendez, 124), 4-1
Rio Special Jr (Nestor Duran, 120), 12-1

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