10/21/2010 4:43PM

Top-ranked 2-year-old Quarter Horse American Runaway makes return at Lone Star


American Runaway, the nation’s top-ranked 2-year-old Quarter Horse, will make his first start since his trouble-filled All American Futurity trial on Saturday night at Lone Star Park.

He is set to run in the 11th race, which is one of 13 trials for the Grade  1, $1 million Texas Classic Futurity on Nov. 13.

The Lone Star trials drew 123 horses competing for 10 spots in the finale, and no race should have more influence on the field than the 11th. American Runaway is one of three Grade 1 winners in the 400-yard trial. Llano Teller accounted for the Grade 1 Remington Park Futurity in April, and A Snowy Cartel won the Grade 1 Dash for Cash Futurity at Lone Star in his last start Oct. 9.

American Runaway won the Grade 1 Ruidoso Futurity in June and was the 1-5 favorite in his trial for the $2 million All American Futurity on Aug. 19. He was cut off at the start when two rivals came over on him and he finished seventh.

American Runaway prepped at Zia Park for his return to competition, breezing 330 yards in 17.81 seconds from the gate Oct. 2.

Cody Jensen has the mount for trainer Paul Jones.

A Snowy Cartel is trained by Erika Huitron, who has 23 horses in the trials Saturday.

The Texas Classic Futurity is the richest race in Texas.