11/18/2003 12:00AM

Aspen Gal heads to Frankel barn


Aspen Gal, a 2-year-old filly who has handily won three stakes in her last three starts, has been sold to Edmund Gann for $350,000 and is scheduled to be shipped to trainer Bobby Frankel at Hollywood Park this week, according to her Remington Park-based trainer, Wilson Brown.

Jay Ethridge, a bloodstock agent based in Oklahoma City, contacted Mark Reid, who scouts horses for Gann and Frankel, about Aspen Gal. She is 4 for 5 in her career, and has won her last three starts by 15 1/2 lengths. Aspen Gal is by Talkin Man and was bred in Oklahoma.

"I'm going to enjoy watching her run and see how far she goes," said Brown, who trained Aspen Gal for Dereld Crawford and Darwin Olson.

Aspen Gal is the second Oklahoma-bred Gann has purchased in recent months. His other was Watchem Smokey. Among the top horses Gann has purchased out of the Midwest are Grade 1 winners You and Medaglia d'Oro.