02/26/2015 2:55PM

Albano uses Maxxam Gold Cup as steppingstone


On Saturday night, trainer Larry Jones will attempt to complete a sweep of the two richest dirt races at Sam Houston Race Park, where he sends out Albano in the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup. Jones shipped to Texas last month and won the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic with Cassatt, who is being pointed for the Grade 1 Santa Margarita at Santa Anita. Meanwhile, Albano is a prospect for next month’s Grade 2, $400,000 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds.