Updated on 09/17/2011 10:51AM

Rare Cure triumphs in Assault

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Rare Cure ($22.60) wins the $100,000 Assault Stakes at Lone Star Park by 3/4 lengths on Saturday.

Rare Cure pulled the biggest upset of Stars of Texas Day at Lone Star Park on Saturday when he won the featured $100,000 and paid $22.60.

He finished three-quarters of a length clear of Agrivating General, while it was another two and three-quarters of a length back in third to Desert Darby.

The Assault, at a mile and a sixteenth for older statebreds, was one of five restricted stakes on the card. Purses totaled $470,000.

Rare Cure settled in third behind front-runners Lights On Broadway and Desert Darby before commencing his bid at about the three-eighths pole. He worked his way past Lights On Broadway then Desert Darby and went on to cover the distance in 1:43.12.

E.J. Perrodin rode Rare Cure for trainer Joe Petalino. The horse, who races for his breeder, Larry Dyson, earned $60,000 for the win to improve his record to 9 wins and earnings of $338,570.

Last fall, Rare Cure won one of the richest stakes for older Texas-breds when he captured the $100,000 Star of Texas at Sam Houston at 4-1.

Eagle Lake takes Bogan

Eagle Lake($3.80) broke sharp and led throughout to win the $75,000 Allen Bogan Memorial by three and three quarter lengths over Coastalota. It was another head back in third to Halo Tyra.

Eagle Lake covered the one mile for statebred fillies and mares in 1:36.74. It was her second straight stakes win at the meet following her score last month in the Grade 3, $200,000 WinStar Distaff.

Gerard Melancon rode the winner for Turf Express and trainer Cole Norman.

Stallion divisions to 'Rocket' and 'Lauren'

There Goes Rocket($14.60) outfinished Iron Expectations for a half-length win in the $122,500 colts and geldings division of the Texas Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds. Perrodin rode the winner for Frank Fletcher Racing and trainer Sam David, Jr.

In the $122,500 fillies division of the Texas Stallion Stakes, Hay Lauren($3.40) picked up her third win in four career starts when she swept past Clever Melody by two lengths. Eddie Martin, Jr., rode Hay Lauren for Ro Parra and trainer Barry Germany.

O Herve($5) rallied for a nose win over Call Me Lefty in the $50,000 Harold Goodman Stakes, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds bred in Texas. Melancon rode the winner for trainer Andrew Konkoly.