11/02/2001 1:00AM

April's Lucky Boy one to beat in Prevue


April's Lucky Boy, a front-running colt who is undefeated in two career starts, will try to carry his speed seven furlongs Sunday in the $25,000 Prevue at Remington Park in Oklahoma City. The stakes has drawn nine 2-year-olds, and serves as a prep for the track's $75,000 MEC Mile on Nov. 24.

April's Lucky Boy won his maiden over 5 1/2 furlongs Sept. 28, and then won the $50,000 Oklahoma Classics Day Juvenile over six furlongs in a quick 1:10.55 on Oct. 21. In both races he was ridden by Don Pettinger.

Trainer Donnie Von Hemel is hopeful April's Lucky Boy can get the additional furlong Sunday. "You don't know until you try it," the trainer said of the distance question, "but he hasn't done anything wrong yet. He wants to go out and please you."

The top threat to April's Lucky Boy is Monmoon, who gets back to racing on his best surface after finishing an uncharacteristic ninth in a turf sprint stakes last out at The Meadowlands. Steve Asmussen trains the colt for Richard Englander, the nation's leading owner. Monmoon is to be ridden by Tim Doocy.

Others to watch are Cosineros, winner of a local overnight stakes, and first-time starter Sea Dub, who is out of a half-sister to champion sprinter Safely Kept.