06/24/2008 11:00PM

Sam Houston: This Snow Is Cold leads trial

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This Snow Is Cold looks too keep her impressive streak going in the Grade 1 Bank of America Texas Challenge Championship by qualifying for the July 12 finals from the trials at Sam Houston Race Park on Saturday night.

The 5-year-old mare won the Texas Challenge Championship at 3 and was a close second in it last year. She is returning from a 10-month layoff Saturday, but had a best-of-27 work - 220 yards in 12.27 - at Delta Downs on June 13.

Reba Cleata is in form for the trials with wins in two minor stakes and a second in the Grade 1 Remington Park Championship in her last three starts. In the Remington Park she finished 2 3/4 lengths behind race winner Chances Are I Will but ahead of champion Country Chicks Man.