MYTHICAL POWER (Congaree) and EUROEARS (Langfuhr), who served up a thrilling
duel in the April 24 Texas Mile S. (G3), will clash again over an extra
sixteenth of a mile in Monday's Lone Star Park H. (G3). The $300,000 contest anchors the seven-stakes Memorial
Day program, dubbed Lone Star Million Day.
Mythical Power is two-for-two over the Grand Prairie, Texas, oval, having
cruised by 7 1/2 lengths in the 2009 Lone Star Derby (G3). The Bob Baffert colt
failed to hit the board in three subsequent tries on the Pro-Ride at his home
base of Santa Anita, but relished the chance to get back on the dirt here in the
Texas Mile. Mythical Power pressed the pace set by Euroears that day before
finally subduing his stubborn rival by a neck. The top two pulled well clear of
Maxxam Gold Cup H. hero FIFTEEN LOVE (Point Given).