06/19/2016 9:08AM

More Than Most runs past older foes in Lane's End

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Dustin Orona
More Than Most wins the Lane's End Stallion Scholarship Stakes at Lone Star on Saturday.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – More Than Most defeated older rivals in her first attempt Saturday night, when the 3-year-old filly found more late for a three-quarter length win over Expect Royalty in the $50,000 Lane’s End Stallion Scholarship Stakes at Lone Star Park.

The 7 1/2-furlong turf race was for fillies and mares bred in Texas.

More Than Most ($4.80) was content to stalk the pace set by Seven Violets, who jumped out to a clear lead through fractions of 22.87 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.77 for the half-mile. More Than Most advanced on the final turn, overtook that one through six furlongs in 1:09.42, then withstood a bid from the multiple stakes-winning mare  Expect Royalty.

“She just keeps getting better and better,” said C.J. McMahon, who was aboard More Than Most for trainer Bret Calhoun. 

More Than Most covered the distance on firm ground in 1:26.99, with the Lane’s End her second straight stakes win behind last month’s Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star.

Doug Scharbauer owns More Than Most, a daughter of Indygo Mountain bred by his late father, Clarence Scharbauer Jr. More Than Most earned $30,000 for the win, her fourth among 11 starts. She has now earned $161,978.

The Lane’s End complemented the Texas Thoroughbred Association’s awards banquet, during which Ivan Fallunovalot was honored as the 2015 Texas Horse of the Year.