06/28/2011 3:41PM

Lone Star Park: Wasted Tears heading to Arlington for Modesty

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Wasted Tears is being pointed to a start in Arlington Park's Modesty on July 9.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Wasted Tears, who is the top-ranked turf mare in North America, is scheduled to breeze Thursday at her Lone Star Park base and then head out the next day to Chicago. She is being pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Modesty at Arlington on July 9.

“We want to be there a week before the race,” said Bart Evans, who bred, owns, and trains Wasted Tears. “That’s the way I’ve always done it with her. We’ll probably leave here Friday and be there Saturday. I’ll take my time with her hauling her up there. We’ll split the trip up, stop over one night.”

Evans said Wasted Tears would mostly likely have another breeze at Arlington before the Modesty.

Wasted Tears currently occupies the top spot in the female turf rankings compiled by Daily Racing Form national handicapper Mike Watchmaker. She won the Grade 3, $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff for the third straight year May 30 at Lone Star Park. The race was Wasted Tears’s first following a runner-up finish in last fall’s Grade 1 Matriarch at Hollywood Park. She won by five lengths and equaled her best career Beyer Speed Figure, a 99.

Wasted Tears has worked right along since, and last Friday breezed five furlongs in 1:01. It was the third fastest move of 26 at the distance June 24.

“She seems to be doing good,” Evans said.

Wasted Tears is a multiple Grade 2 winner who overall has won 12 of 19 starts and $889,598.

Holy Hazaam seeks ninth local win

When it comes to the turf sprint ranks, Holy Hazaam has been something of the gold standard among fillies and mares at Lone Star. She will be seeking her ninth win over the local lawn in Thursday night’s seventh race. The $10,000 claiming sprint for fillies and mares will be run at five furlongs. Holy Hazaam, who is 8, won her first turf sprint at Lone Star in June 2008.

Through the years, she has compiled an 8-for-14 record on the Lone Star lawn and finished second over the course four other times. She is a Texas-bred daughter of Sun Bull, a Grade 3-placed son of Holy Bull whose four career wins came in dirt sprints. Her dam, meanwhile, was an unraced daughter of Hazaam.

Holy Hazaam, is owned by Wengierski Racing and is trained by Karl Broberg. She will be seeking her third straight win Thursday night, after winning at this level on both May 21 and June 11. Holy Hazaam, who tends to use her blazing speed to blitz clear of her rivals soon after the start of her races, will break from post 5 in the field of eight. She will be ridden by Chris Landeros.

Fast Resource eyes Remington stakes

Fast Resource, who became the second winner for freshman stallion Bob and John when she took a maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies at Lone Star on June 18, will likely see stakes action this fall at Remington Park, trainer Bret Calhoun said. Fast Resource, who is an Oklahoma-bred, won her maiden by more than two lengths, with a strong Beyer of 71.

“We obviously want to look at the Oklahoma-bred program, the Classics, and all that,” Calhoun said. “Right now, there’s not too much to do with her, so there’s a good chance she won’t show up until Remington.”

Last year at the Oklahoma City track, Calhoun sent out Miss Kipling to win both the $80,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie and the $50,000 Oklahoma Stallion Stakes for 2-year-old fillies. Miss Kipling is co-owned by Young Stables, which also owns Fast Resource.

Bob and John took the Lone Star Park Handicap in 2007.

◗ Lone Star will race five days this week, including a holiday Monday card July 4. The track will have fireworks after the races on both Sunday and Monday, July 3-4, with a special twilight post of 5 p.m. Central each night. Lone Star will then be dark Thursday, July 7.