05/31/2013 5:02PM

Lone Star Park: Turf try for Tastefullyxcessive


Tastefullyxcessive is part of a strong group of fillies and mares in the fifth race Sunday at Lone Star Park. The $40,000 optional claimer will be run at a mile on turf, and the horse to catch is Temparnillo. But the horse with the best recent race is Tastefullyxcessive.

Tastefullyxcessive was a determined neck winner of a division of the $75,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at a mile May 11. For the effort, she earned a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 86, which is the best career number in the field Sunday. In the allowance, Tastefullyxcessive will attempt to transfer her good form to turf, a surface she will be racing over for the first time.

“She’s out of a Hadif mare, and they tend to like the grass,” said the trainer of Tastefullyxcessive, Bret Calhoun.

Cliff Berry has the mount from post 7.

Later in the Lone Star meet, Tastefullyxcessive has the goal of the $50,000 Valor Farm on July 6, Calhoun said.

Others set to start in Sunday’s feature include Sister Ginger, winner of the $75,000 Martha Washington over Rose to Gold back in February at Oaklawn. Sister Ginger will be returning to turf off a main-track allowance win at Lone Star, and the last time she ran on the grass she was second in the $75,000 La Senorita at Retama Park in November.

Glen Murphy has the mount for trainer Steve Asmussen.