06/05/2010 1:54PM

Lone Star: Battle of 9yos


Smoken Smoke, the current even-money favorite for the upcoming second race, is one of three 9-year-olds in the field for the $4,000 claimer at five furlongs. His capable 'contemporaries' include Midnight Explosion and Fortune's Fool.

Jockey Chris Landeros, who won four races last night at Lone Star and came back and took the opener this afternoon, has the mount on Smoken Smoke.

The value play right now looks like Be a Resident, a 7-1 shot getting back to the claiming ranks after facing starter foes last time out at Lone Star.