08/03/2007 12:00AM

Atlanta Highway getting a break


Trainer Andrew Leggio Jr. has just started to map out a fall campaign for the promising 3-year-old stakes winner Atlanta Highway. He said the major goal will be the Grade 2, $300,000 Raven Run, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland on Oct. 20.

"That's what we're hoping to shoot at," said Leggio, who trains the Louisiana Downs-based Atlanta Highway for Dede McGehee.

Atlanta Highway ran the biggest race of her career at seven furlongs, when she romped in the $100,000 Stonerside at Lone Star Park on May 28. For her most recent start, she traveled to Calder and finished ninth in the Grade 3 Azalea Breeders' Cup. The race was run in the slop, and she did not handle the going at all, said Leggio.

"She's back home," he said. "I gave her a little break. I got her cranked back up. She's been galloping for the last week or so. I won't run her until at least the middle of September."

Leggio said he will look at stakes options in the region before heading to Keeneland. Atlanta Highway has won 3 of 6 starts. She is by Chief Seattle.