06/29/2003 11:00PM

Asmussen has big shot in two races


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Lone Star Park has carded two entry-level allowance races for fillies Wednesday night, and in both races trainer Steve Asmussen holds a strong hand. In the featured eighth race, he will saddle probable odds-on favorite Lawyer Lauren, and his starters in the fourth are leading contenders Editors Shake and Miss Quick City.

Lawyer Lauren will be turning back to six furlongs, the distance of her maiden win, in an entry-level allowance race for statebreds. In her most recent start, Lawyer Lauren tried two turns for the first time and just missed after dueling for much of the one-mile race, which was won by a more seasoned Karen's Star.

Corey Lanerie will ride Lawyer Lauren for Ro Parra.

Parra also owns Miss Quick City, who will be coupled in the fourth race, a one-mile allowance for open company, with one of his other horses, the Barry Germany-trained Hay Allison.

Miss Quick City, who is a half-sister to Grade 3 Texas Mile winner Unrullah Bull, finished second in a conditioned allowance at one mile in her last start. She will be ridden by Lanerie.

Casey Lambert has the mount on Editors Shake, who is a half-sister to stakes winner She's a Shaker. In her last start, Editors Shake won her maiden at one mile. Asmussen has given her a nice amount of time to regroup from that race, run May 17.

The chief threats to the Asmussen runners in the fourth are Bloody Liz, who won on turf last out, and Tap Tap Tap, who has won her last two races by a combined 15 lengths for trainer Joe Petalino.

Stakes, fireworks on tap

Lone Star plans to put on two displays of fireworks this week, Thursday and Friday night. Special post for both cards will be 5 p.m. Central, with the fireworks set to start at approximately 10 p.m.

In holiday weekend stakes action, Miss Formal Dinner has arrived from her Calder Race Course base for the $100,000 Walmac Lone Star Oaks Friday. Others expected are Sea Bloom, Heart of the Cat, Lady Mallory, and Prom Date.

Zydeco Affair, a multiple stakes winner, is expected to make his first start since January in the $100,000 Alysheba Breeders' Cup for 3-year-olds Saturday.