By My Standards, C Z Rocket Face Off In Monday’s Steve Sexton Mile

Monday, Memorial Day, May 31 is Lone Star Million Day at Lone Star Park. Five stakes worth a total of $1.1 million will be up for grabs, with the Grade 3, $400,000 Steve Sexton Mile headlining the card.

The one-mile dirt contest drew a field of eight and is scheduled as the 11th and final race of the evening.

Multiple Grade 2 winner By My Standards drew post three for trainer Bret Calhoun, and will make the Sexton his second start of 2021. In April, the 5-year-old son of Goldencents won the $400,000 Oaklawn Mile by a game nose over Rushie, the latter expected to target the Met Mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard. Gabriel Saez retains the mount.

C Z Rocket, the 7-year-old gelding trained by Peter Miller, has already won two races this season. He defeated reigning Breedesr’ Cup Sprint champion Whitmore in both the Hot Springs Stakes and the G3 Count Fleet Sprint, and will be stretching out to a mile under the hands of jockey Florent Geroux.

The 5-year-old gelding Sherriff Brown enters the starting gate off three straight wins in allowance company for trainer Todd Fincher. Out of the champion New Mexico-bred Rose’s Desert (15-10-5-0, $$626,035) and sired by Curlin, Sherriff Brown is a half-brother to graded stakes winner Runaway Ghost (15-8-3-0, $783,509) and stakes winner Senor Buscador (3-2-0-0, $145,247).

Here is the field in post position order with jockey and trainer.

1) Silver Prospector, Ricardo Santana, Jr.,Steven M. Asmussen
2) Sheriff Brown, Ty Kennedy, Todd W. Fincher
3) By My Standards, Gabriel Saez, W. Bret Calhoun
4) Warrior’s Charge, Joel Rosario, Brad H. Cox
5) Hunka Burning Love, David Cabrera, Karl Broberg
6) Harvey Wallbanger, Danny Sorenson, Danny Pish
7) Mo Mosa, Ramon Vazquez, Michael J. Maker
8) C Z Rocket, Florent Geroux, Peter Miller

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