07/01/2011 7:56PM

Lone Star: Key scratch in eighth race

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The scratch of the No. 3, Deputiformer, from the eighth race Friday night at Lone Star Park is a key one and not just because the horse is a top contender in the $15,000 claiming turf route. Tony McNeil was named to ride the horse, in what pitted him against his sons, jockeys Bryan and Erik McNeil, who have mounts in the race. Bryan will ride No. 9, Claudia's Forum, and Erik is on No. 7, Practice Tee.

There is one other scratch from the eighth, No. 2, Mad At Cha.

In other scratches on a 99 degree night here at Lone Star, take out No. 7, Go Go Betty Jo, from the third race; and No. 6, Gold Star Alert, in the eighth race; and No. 8, Hot Pick, in the ninth race.