05/19/2011 9:50PM

Lone Star: Quinonez co-breeder of favorite


Jockey Luis Quinonez is the co-breeder of Kiss Me Chocolate, the current favorite for the upcoming sixth race. He bred the Evansville Slew filly with his late agent, Gerry DiLaura. Quinonez will ride Kiss Me Chocolate in the $18,000 optional claimer for fillies and mares at six furlongs. The filly races for her trainer, Joe Petalino.

Kiss Me Chocolate brings a strong last-race company line into the race. She was fourth at a similar level last time out at Oaklawn, with the runner-up from that race, Green Glory, returning in her next start to take a first-level allowance at Delaware Park with a Beyer Figure of 83. In addition, the sixth-place finisher from the race Kiss Me Chocolate exits, Class E Holiday, came back in her next start to win a $40,000 conditioned claimer, also at Delaware Park.