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    Texas Bling
    TEXAS BLING
    Owner: Hall's Family Trust (Fort Worth, TX)
    Trainer: Danele Durham
    Jockey: Fabio Arguello, Jr.


    Morning Line Odds: 10-1

    Amazed most witnesses in the 2012 Springboard Mile, winning at odds of 128-1… has trained up to an Oklahoma Derby start, idle since an eighth-place run in the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in April.

    Defeated Will Take Charge by 1-3/4 lengths in the Springboard. Since that day in December, Will Take Charge has started in all of the Triple Crown races and has won the Grade 1, $1,000,000 Travers Stakes at Saratoga in August and the Grade 2, $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 21 at Parx Racing in Philadelphia.

    Will attempt to be just the third horse to win the Springboard, followed by an Oklahoma Derby win the next year. Going Ballistic and Golden Yank each did it in successive years, when the Springboard was known as the MEC Mile. Going Ballistic won in 2006 with his Oklahoma Derby in 2007. Golden Yank won his Oklahoma Derby in 2008 following his local 2-year-old stakes win in 2007.

    This is the first Oklahoma Derby mount for Arguello who counts a win in the 1992 Kentucky Oaks as one of the biggest in his career.