06/23/2010 11:00PM

Right pace for Texas Silver


Texas Silver appears to have the right running style for the $136,221 Mountain Top Futurity for New Mexico-breds at Ruidoso Downs.

"Going five furlongs, there's going to be plenty of speed in there," said Joel Marr, who trains Texas Silver. "Hopefully, we'll break well and can sit right off the pace."

Texas Silver used similar tactics to win his June 10 trial for the Mountain Top. He rated in second, overtook the leader, and rolled by 2 1/2 lengths. It was the second win in three starts for Texas Silver, who also won a $44,000 statebred allowance at Sunland Park on April 18.

Carlos Madeira will ride Texas Silver, who will be making his first start for Marr on Saturday after beginning his career with trainer Henry Dominguez.

"He's an aggressive kind of horse," Marr said. "He's a good eater, good doer, and he likes to go and train. He seems to be a pretty nice individual."

Marr will be looking for his second straight stakes win of the Ruidoso meet after Cherry One improved her record to 4 for 5 in last weekend's $40,000 First Lady.

Others in the Mountain Top include Capitol Guy, who won his trial in his debut. He rallied for a three-quarter-length win, earning a 50 Beyer, the best last-race number in the Mountain Top.