Three of the top five riders at Hollywood Park will be in Texas tonight to compete in Lone Star Park's seventh All-Star Jockey Championship.
Patrick Valenzuela, who leads the Hollywood Park meet with 52 victories, Alex Solis, who is third with 36, and Mike Smith, who is fifth with 26, are scheduled to compete with nine others in the four-race series to help benefit the Disabled Jockeys' Endowment.
The other jockeys are Russell Baze, Ryan Fogelsonger, Edgar Prado, Eddie Martin Jr., Richard Migliore, Shane Sellers, Robby Albarado, Jorge Chavez and Jose Santos.
The final two races, a one-mile allowance on dirt and a five-furlong contest on turf, will be simulcast at Hollywood Park and other outlets.
Race of the day: Brisquette, a winner of four of 13 for trainer Richard Mandella and equally adept on turf and dirt, will make her first start since March 26 in tonight's seventh, the $75,000 Great Lady M. at 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass. Brisquette, who is owned by Marty Wygod and Herman Sarkowsky, has a win and a second in two previous races on the Hollywood Park lawn.
One for the road: Ghostzapper, who was so impressive breaking his maiden in his debut for trainer Bobby Frankel last fall, makes his first start since Dec. 26 in today's seventh at Belmont Park. The Awesome Again colt will race with blinkers for the first time in the $45,000 allowance at six furlongs. Javier Castellano will ride.
Exotically speaking: A pick three using Thats A Foxy Lady, Satan's Song and Leon's Deed in the sixth, singling Brisquette in the seventh and Paster's Baby, Retsina Year and Classic Run in the eighth.
Winners: Previous day/meet total: 4/115. Money: Previous day/meet total: $19.40/$621. Total money bet: $722.