06/17/2010 11:00PM

Reach One More tries to stay perfect at Lincoln


Reach One More should again rule a heavy favorite when he faces a field of six older horses in the $15,000 President's Cup Stakes at Lincoln Race Course.

Reach One More is a perfect 4 for 4 over this track and easily dispatched many of the same opponents in his last start here, the Big Red Mile on May 31. He once again will be joined by a pair of Chuck Turco-trained stablemates, From the Ashes and Pats High Life. The trio will race as separate wagering interests.

Reach One More, the 2-5 favorite last out, turns back in distance to six furlongs for this test as he seeks a seventh career stakes victory. His lone non-stakes win came in his first start this year at Fonner Park when he led gate to wire against allowance company. He then ran a strong second to Shadowbdancing in the Bosselman-Gus Fonner Stakes before his win here on Memorial Day.

From the Ashes, second in the Big Red Mile, should again provide the stiffest competition to Reach One More. From the Ashes has a pair of allowance wins at Fonner Park to his credit this year and will have Luis Ranilla aboard.

Skwhirl, a distant third in the Big Red Mile, returns to his best distance and may be the one to watch for in the stretch. Trained by Bob Rising, Skwhirl won the Ogataul Stakes at Fonner Park in his first start this year and since has recorded a pair of thirds in stakes company.

First Class Brass, second in the 4 1/2-furlong Speed Stakes on May 15, comes into the race off a strong front-running win against optional claiming company June 5. Trained by Kelli Martinez, First Class Brass has always run well on this track with a career mark of 4-7-2 from 18 starts at Lincoln.