06/16/2007 12:00AM

Toga Too slips through


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Toga Too slipped through an opening along the inside nearing the quarter pole and darted to a length and a half win over Lissa’s Star in the $50,000 Carter McGregor Memorial Stakes at Lone Star Park on Saturday. 

It was another length back in third to War Bridle. Nuttyboom, who was favored, closed for fourth in the race, which was restricted to horses bred in Texas.

Toga Too ($11) sat just behind dueling leaders War Bridle, K D King, and Snuck By through an opening quarter of 21.64 seconds, then overtook them after a half-mile in 44.68. Toga Too went on to cover the six furlongs over a muddy track in 1:09.93.

Leading rider Ramsey Zimmerman said he had a “dream trip” aboard Toga Too.

“The rail came open and we just got very lucky,” said Zimmerman.

Bob Schultz trains Toga Too for Frank Carsten Jr. The gelding earned $30,000 for the win, which was his first in a stakes. Toga Too has now won 5 of 23 starts and $110,515. Schultz said next-race plans are to be determined. Toga Too is a 6-year-old son of The Prime Minister.