11/22/2006 1:00AM

Friends Rare Form leads Distance


Defending winner Friends Rare Form, winner of 5 of his 8 latest starts, heads the $20,000 Lone Star Distance Championship at 870 yards on Saturday night.

Friends Rare Form's won last year's Distance Championship by 2 3/4 lengths after leading every step. Two starts ago, he won the Governor's Cup Marathon at Sam Houston Race Park by six lengths.