11/04/2004 12:00AM

Artie Schiller to head west

Adam Coglianese/NYRA
Artie Schiller, 12th as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Mile, will not sit out long. He's aiming for the Hollywood Derby on Nov. 28.

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Artie Schiller, who finished 12th as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Mile, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $500,000 Hollywood Derby at Hollywood Park on Nov. 28, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said. The Hollywood Derby is run at 1 1/4 miles.

Jerkens said John Velazquez would ride Artie Schiller in that race. Velazquez, the leading rider in the country in purse money won, would replace Richard Migliore, who suffered a broken wrist in gate mishap at Aqueduct on Oct. 28.

Jerkens blamed the soft turf as the primary reason why Artie Schiller didn't run well in last Saturday's Breeders' Cup at Lone Star Park.

"I guess he struggled enough where he couldn't get position," Jerkens said. "When he tried to get going there was no place to go."

Jerkens said that Artie Schiller looked "a little jammed up" the day after the Breeders' Cup, "but he's been fine since."

The Hollywood Derby would enable Artie Schiller to run against strictly 3-year-olds. In races against his own age group, Artie Schiller has won four stakes: the Jamaica, Hall of Fame, Hill Prince, and Woodlawn.

Shake You Down eyes De Francis

Shake You Down, away from the races since May, worked five furlongs in 1:00.17 Thursday morning over the Belmont Park training track. It was the fastest of 24 moves at the distance.

Trainer Scott Lake is hoping to run Shake You Down in the Grade 1, $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Pimlico on Nov. 20. Shake You Down finished second as the favorite in that race last year. Prior to that, he ran third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Shake You Down, a 6-year-old son of Montbrook, has not been out since May 8, when he stumbled badly and finished last as the 4-5 favorite in the Westchester at Belmont. Prior to that, Shake You Down had run twice at Oaklawn Park, a surface he did not like, trainer Scott Lake said, even though he won a stakes.

Following the Westchester, Shake You Down was turned out at Spring Fever Farm in central New Jersey. He returned to training about a month ago, and has had two half-mile workouts, including one in 45.81 seconds on Oct. 28.

"The Oaklawn track wasn't his surface," Lake said. "It was really hard on him, he was achy everywhere. He's doing great. He really needed the break. He's working like he was, if not better."

Infinite Glory wins Manila

The $60,850 Manila Stakes on Thursday was moved from turf to the main track because of rain, and Infinite Glory, a designated main-track runner, soon became a 3 3/4-length winner of the race. Cherokee Rap, another main-track-only entry, finished second. Kennel Up was third in a field that was scratched down to six runners.

Under Edgar Prado, Infinite Glory received an outside stalking trip behind pacesetters Heckle and Honorable Buck. Infinite Glory grabbed the lead early in the stretch of the mile race.

Infinite Justice ($5) covered the distance in 1:36.59 over a track labeled good.

Richard Dutrow Jr. trains Infinite Glory for Sullivan Lane Stable and L. Hollow Farms.

Evening Attire will skip Stuyvesant

Evening Attire was nominated to the Grade 3 Stuyvesant on Nov. 13, but will not run in that race, according to his trainer, Pat Kelly.

Kelly said the $100,000-added Stuyvesant was a back-up race in case something prevented Evening Attire from running in the Grade 2 Knickerbocker Handicap here last Saturday. Evening Attire finished second in the Knickerbocker in only his second career start on the turf.

Kelly said he wasn't sure where Evening Attire would run next. He likely will be nominated to the Grade 2 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct on the grass on Nov. 20. Evening Attire won the Red Smith two years ago, when it was moved to the main track because of rain.

Another possible spot for Evening Attire is the $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Nov. 26. Evening Attire finished first in last year's Clark, but was disqualified for interference and placed second.

The Kelly-trained Riskaverse, who finished eighth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, is back at her barn at Belmont. Kelly said no decision has been made yet on whether the Grade 1 winner would race again next year or be retired to the breeding shed.

Ma Femme out to end drought

Ma Femme will defend her title and try to break a losing streak in Sunday's Perfect Arc on the grass. The $100,000 Perfect Arc is one of four stakes for the progeny of New York-based stallions to be run on Sunday.

Ma Femme is one of two horses that trainer John Hertler will saddle in the one-mile Perfect Arc. Ma Femme, who hasn't won in seven starts since last year's Perfect Arc, will be joined by stablemate Bound on Bi.

The other Stallion Stakes are the $100,000 Cormorant for male turf runners and a pair of 2-year-old stakes on the dirt, the $125,000 Great White Way for colts and geldings and the $125,000 Fifth Avenue for fillies.

- additional reporting by Karen M. Johnson