05/18/2010 11:00PM

Stakes winner heads trials at Lone Star


Lady Primal, who defeated colts in the $50,000 Manor Downs Thoroughbred Futurity in her last start April 18, is one of the top contenders in Thursday night's trials for the $80,000 fillies division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity at Lone Star Park. The finale is June 5.

There are two trial races Thursday, with Lady Primal going in the fourth race. Tony McNeil has the mount on the filly, who is perfect in two career starts. She is trained by Cash Asmussen.

The chief threat is the well-regarded first-time starter Gold Belle, who worked a bullet half-mile in 46 seconds last month at Lone Star. Trained by Bret Calhoun, she will be ridden by Bobby Walker Jr.

The first trial of the night goes as the second race, and its starters include Blushing Sis, who became the first winner for Kentucky Derby-winning stallion Giacomo when she rolled to an eight-length win in a trial for the Manor Downs Futurity on April 3. She was second in the finale for Asmussen and McNeil.

Texas apprentice off to Colonial

Domingo Chacaltana, an apprentice and the younger brother of jockey Junior Chacaltana, has left his Lone Star base to ride at Colonial Downs and Charles Town, said Greg Thompson, an agent who represented the rider in Texas.

Thompson said Mark Guidry Jr., the son of retired jockey Mark Guidry, will be representing Chacaltana.

Hearing complete on All American

A three-day appeals hearing concerning Stolis Winner, who finished first in the 2008 All American Futurity for Quarter Horses but was disqualified for a caffeine positive, concluded last Thursday at the New Mexico Racing Commission's offices in Albuquerque. It was held before a panel of hearing officers, with their recommendation on the case expected to be made within 30 days. That report will then be presented to the commission for consideration at a yet to be scheduled meeting. The Grade 1 All American is held each Labor Day at Ruidoso Downs.