04/28/2011 7:46PM

Lone Star: Favorite delivers

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Special Tree delivered as the favorite in the first race, when he drew clear in a maiden special weight over seven furlongs. He had opened up at 1-5, then drifted up to 6-5 and retured $4.60.

Special Tree was making his first start against Texas-breds after hooking quality 3-year-olds Zoebear, Duca, Supreme Ruler and Derivative in a series of maiden races at Oaklawn. Luis Quinonez was aboard for trainer Ralph Irwin.