09/23/2010 3:20PM

Hidden Recipe has a feel for Retama


Hidden Recipe will be making his first start at Retama Park in Saturday night’s $100,000 Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds, but he is quite familiar with the San Antonio-area facility.

“He trained all winter long on that racetrack, so I feel like that will be an advantage,” said Jack Bruner, who trains Hidden Recipe for Tom Durant.

Hidden Recipe was an 11-length maiden winner at Lone Star Park in his last start July 4. He will be making his stakes debut in the colts and geldings division of the Texas Stallion Stakes, which will share a card with a $100,000 division for 2-year-old fillies.

Hidden Recipe should get good support despite facing more seasoned horses such as Powerfully, winner of the John Franks Memorial Sales Stakes at Evangeline Downs, and Simply Gone, who captured a $100,000 division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star. Hidden Recipe raced with the pace in his maiden win and drew off with authority. He has since been working at Lone Star, which remained open for training following the close of its summer meet for Thoroughbreds.

“He’s just kind of been on the shelf, freshening up and getting ready for this,” said Bruner.

Chris Landeros will come in from Remington Park to ride Hidden Recipe, who is a good-looking son of Touch Tone.

Fastation is a standout in the fillies division. She has won stakes in each of her last two starts, beginning with a $100,000 division of the Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star on July 10. Fastation then shipped to Mountaineer and won that track’s Juvenile Fillies with a Beyer Figure of 85. The number is one of the best put up by a 2-year-old filly so far in 2010.

Shaun Bridgmohan has the mount for trainer Steve Asmussen.