04/28/2011 7:18PM

Lone Star: Heavy favorite in first


Phone Marybe was expected to be the shortest-priced favorite on the Lone Star Park card tonight, but the 1-2 morning-line favorite in the fifth was scratched.

Special Tree is taking her place odds-wise. He has opened up as the 1-5 favorite for the first, a miaden special weight for statebreds at seven furlongs.

Special Tree will be making his first start against Texas-breds after hooking a series of stakes starters this spring at Oaklawn Park. Among the horses he faced were Supreme Ruler, Derivative, Duca and Zoebear.

Luis Quinonez has the mount on Special Tree for trainer Ralph Irwin.