Updated on 09/16/2011 7:47AM

Race on Green gets class test


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Race on Green, who has rapidly gone through his conditions, will get tested for class Sunday when he takes on Grade 3 Texas Mile winner Unrullah Bull in the $75,000 Bob Johnson Memorial at Lone Star Park.

The one-mile race for older horses drew a field of eight, and is one of two closing day features on a 14-race card. The $100,000 Silver Spur Breeders' Cup for 2-year-old fillies will go as the 12th, and it drew 12-length maiden winner Parting.

Race on Green won his maiden by 12 lengths in February. He came back in his next start and won an entry-level allowance, but was disqualified for interference. One start later Race on Green cleared his non-winner of two lifetime condition, and in his most recent out June 1 won a non-winner of three lifetime race at Lone Star.

"We're going to take a step up and see if he rises to the challenge," said Mike Mareina, who trains Race on Green for Kuehne Racing. "He's gone through his conditions easily, so it's time to face better horses. He has enough seasoning."

Mareina is tickled with how sharp Race on Green has worked for the Bob Johnson. In his final prep for the race he worked five furlongs in 58.20 seconds, and galloped out six furlongs in 1:11.40. "He did that on his own," said Mareina. "He's sharp."

Curt Bourque, who has ridden Race on Green in his last two starts, has the mount in the Bob Johnson.

Anthony Lovato will ride Unrullah Bull, a former claimer who won the $300,000 Texas Mile on April 27 by 1 1/2 lengths over Reba's Gold. After running on turf in his last start, he gets back to the main track for the Bob Johnson, in which he finished third as the favorite last year for trainer Cole Norman.

Norman will also send out Prince Iroquois, who finished second to Congaree in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on May 27 and then won a one-mile allowance June 14. Norman has given the mount to Gerard Melancon.

Others to consider include Compendium, the third-place finisher in the Texas Mile, who will add blinkers Sunday. He is one of three entries for trainer Steve Asmussen, who will also send out Big Numbers and Mountain General.

Parting tops Silver Spur

Parting, the impressive maiden winner who finished second at 1-5 last out in a division of the $122,500 Texas Stallion Stakes on June 29, can rebound in the Silver Spur, a six-furlong race that drew 11 fillies, including Texas Stallion Stakes winner Tiffany Jennifer.

Parting veered in at the start of the Texas Stallion Stakes and rushed to the lead, running the opening quarter of the 5 1/2-furlong race in quick 21.76 seconds. She was overtaken in the stretch by Tiffany Jennifer.

"Ideally, we'd like to bring her off the pace," said Cindy Navarre, who trains Parting for LOR Stables. "She came from a length off of it in her first start."

In her debut June 13, Parting rolled to a 12-length win. She has worked sharply for the Silver Spur, and Navarre is looking for a top effort Sunday. "I have a lot of confidence in her," said the trainer, who has given the mount to Ted Gondron.

Gerard Melancon will ride Tiffany Jennifer, who was purchased by Ken Murphy following the Texas Stallion Stakes. She will make her first start for trainer Bob Young, who won the Silver Spur for Murphy last year with Miss Ritz.

Another to consider is 6 3/4-length maiden winner Confiding Winner.

o Congaree has been voted horse of the meet for his win in the Lone Star Park Handicap.

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