09/06/2001 11:00PM

Allen's Prospect poised to top winners list again


Several Maryland stallions that are having big years look to extend their success in the fall. The season is topped by Maryland's second biggest day of racing - the Maryland Million on Oct. 13 at Pimlico, which is restricted to runners conceived in Maryland.

Allen's Prospect

Owned by Country Life Farm, Allen's Prospect is on track to break his career high of 125 winners, set last year, and to be the nation's leading sire in number of winners for the second straight year and fifth time overall. Allen's Prospect has 112 winners through Friday. The state's leading sire for four of the past five years, Allen's Prospect has ranked among the top 20 stallions in North America by money won throughout 2001.

Allen's Prospect's biggest score last year came on Maryland Million Day, when his offspring won four races, including both juvenile races.

The 19-year-old stallion had three stakes winners in three days last month: sprinter In C C's Honor and juveniles Square Cut Diamond and Friona.

In C C's Honor became his sire's top-earning son with a victory in the Foggy Road Handicap at Delaware Park on Aug. 22. The win was the fifth stakes victory for In C C's Honor, who is 7, and boosted his earnings to $475,401.

Square Cut Diamond has run at five different tracks in his seven starts, and after placing in stakes at Hollywood and Woodbine, he scored in Delaware Park's Count Turf Stakes on Aug. 25. That same afternoon, the filly Friona led gate to wire in the Critical Miss Stakes at Philadelphia Park.

Two Punch

Maryland's leading juvenile sire three times, Two Punch ranks second in earnings this year behind Allen's Prospect. Two Punch has three 2-year-olds who have placed in stakes this year, the most accomplished being Heavyweight Champ, who placed in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special and Sanford Stakes at Saratoga. A big chestnut colt, Heavyweight Champ sold for $675,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-old sale in February, the most ever for an offspring of Two Punch. Heavyweight Champ is expected to run in the Grade 1 Futurity at Belmont Park on Sept. 16.

Two Punch, who stands at Northview Stallion Station, is the sire of Smoke Glacken, who ranks second on the freshman sires list in North America. And Two Punch is the broodmare sire of Shine Again, winner of the Grade 1 Ballerina Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 26.

Here are some other recent accomplishments by Maryland sires:

o Wayne County, who stands at Murmur Farm, got his first stakes winner when Sadler's Sarah captured the Pearl Necklace Stakes at Pimlico in June. Sadler's Sarah came back on July 30 at Saratoga and finished second in the Grade 3 Lake George Stakes.

o Haunted Lass became the first stakes winner for freshman sire Meadow Monster by winning Delaware Park's Everget Stakes on Aug. 13. Meadow Monster stood his first Maryland season at Green Willow Farms in 2001.

o Slew Valley, by Bonita Farm's Valley Crossing, finished second in the Grade 2 Bowling Green Handicap and third in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational this summer.

o On Sept. 3, Citidancer's daughter Along Came Mary won the New York Oaks, and another daughter, Urban Dancer, finished second in the Pennsylvania Oaks that same afternoon. Citidancer stands at Country Life Farm.