02/15/2007 1:00AM

Add two to Southwest Stakes

Email

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The stakes winners Teuflesberg and Slew By Slew have joined the lineup for the $250,000 Southwest at Oaklawn Park on Monday, bringing the prospective field for the one-mile race for 3-year-olds to 11. The favorite is the undefeated Grade 3 Lecomte winner Hard Spun.

Teuflesberg was third in the Lecomte at Fair Grounds in his last start Jan. 13, and before that won the $75,000 Sugar Bowl there. He was entered in the Grade 3 Risen Star at Fair Grounds last Saturday, but was scratched by his trainer, Jamie Sanders.

"We had a terrible post position," Sanders said. "We were in the 13 post and it was a big field, so we opted to take him out."

Sanders said Teuflesberg would van from Fair Grounds to Oaklawn on Friday. He will be ridden by Stewart Elliott.

Slew By Slew, winner of the $50,000 Centennial at a mile on turf at Remington Park in November, is probable for the Southwest, his trainer, Donnie Von Hemel, said on Thursday. Slew By Slew won his maiden at a mile on dirt, leading throughout in a race at Remington on Sept. 23.

"He'll be close to the pace," said Von Hemel.

Von Hemel said Slew By Slew will be ridden by Don Pettinger.

The remaining horses expected to start in the Southwest are Forty Grams, Going Ballistic, I Got a Dream, Officer Rocket, Our Sacred Honor, Starbase, Sumac, and Xchanger.

The Southwest is the first leg of Oaklawn's series for 3-year-olds. The other races are the Grade 3, $300,000 Rebel on March 17, and the Grade 2, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 14.

Scholarship fund named for Grisham

Don Grisham, a member of the Oaklawn publicity staff who wrote for Daily Racing Form for more than 35 years, will be honored during a "Roast & Toast" at the Hot Springs Country Club in Hot Springs, Ark., on Tuesday.

The dinner is being presented by Grisham's alma mater, Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark. Grisham, 76, graduated in 1956. Tickets are $50 each, and proceeds will go toward a scholarship fund in Grisham's name at Henderson State.

* Steppenwolfer, who breezed six furlongs in 1:16.20 on Wednesday under Tim Doocy, remains on course for the Grade 3, $150,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap here Marcho9, his trainer, Dan Peitz, said on Thursday.

* Wannabeincluded, who was a troubled fourth in the $200,000 Cradle Stakes at River Downs, is one of several promising 3-year-olds in Saturday's 10th race, an optional claimer.