08/27/2010 3:19PM

Bach's Homebrew formidable in Columbus Breeders' Special

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Three-year-old Nebraska-breds take center stage at the Columbus Races with two divisions of the $15,000 Columbus Breeders’ Special. Both races will be contested at 6 1/2 furlongs and drew compact fields.

Bach’s Homebrew, seeking his fifth straight victory, should rule the prohibitive favorite in the colts and geldings division of the Breeders’ Special. Only six were nominated for the race, including his stablemate, Bingosablumin, who was second in the Van Berg Derby here last weekend.

Bach’s Homebrew, trained by Larry Staroscik, has won his last four stakes appearances with the last three wins coming at one mile. Regular rider Armando Martinez will be aboard.

Bumper, also trained by Staroscik and running as an uncoupled entry, will race against his stablemate for the first time. Bumper, a confirmed speed horse, was third in the Hall of Fame Stakes on Aug. 7 and will be the one to catch.

In the six-horse fillies division, T Jays Affair and Lou Lou Larue meet again following their one-two finish in the Fantango Lady Stakes at Horsemen’s Park on July 22. T Jays Affair got the better of Lou Lou Larue that day and is likely to be favored again for trainer Doug Anderson.
T Jays Affair won her maiden at Prairie Meadows in June, then just missed against optional claiming company in her next start. She was made the even-money favorite in the Fantango Lady and gutted out a three-quarter-length win over Lou Lou Larue going a mile. Karlo Lopez, who rode T Jays Affair to a third-place finish in her career debut at Oaklawn Park in March, will pick up the mount.

Lou Lou Larue had her three-stakes winning streak ended in the Fantango Lady but will be more than deserving of a second chance against her new rival. Regular rider Damon Leeds has the mount.