04/24/2005 11:00PM

Back on friendly turf, Cajole is one of the ones


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - There should be no shortage of options for bettors in the featured eighth race Wednesday night at Lone Star Park. A case can easily be made for most of the nine horses in the one-mile turf allowance, which carries an optional claiming price of $50,000.

Oncearoundtwice and Cajole are appealing because both have recency edges over three talented comebackers: April's Lucky Boy, Kool Humor, and Forest Landing. Also in the field is Val's Approval, who exits the $200,000 Connally Breeders' Cup Turf at Sam Houston, and stakes winner Spirit Gulch.

Oncearoundtwice last raced on April 15, finishing fourth at this track and at this distance. Earlier this year, he ran second in the $40,000 Jersey Village at Sam Houston. Oncearoundtwice is trained by John Locke, who won Saturday's fifth race with a $60 horse, Toga Too. Glen Murphy has the mount for T B D Owners.

Cajole returns to turf, the surface on which he has scored 3 of his 4 career wins. Cajole travels in from Oaklawn Park, with trainer Cole Norman calling on Jamie Theriot to ride. Norman and Theriot teamed to win the $50,000 Wafare on Saturday with True Tails, who is being pointed next toward the $150,000 Stonerside for 3-year-old fillies on May 30 at Lone Star.

Queena Corrina eyes WinStar

Queena Corrina, who won the $75,000 Irving Distaff at Lone Star on April 16, has several options for her next start. She could turn up in either the $50,000 Honeymoon at Louisiana Downs on May 7, or the Grade 3, $200,000 WinStar Distaff at Lone Star on May 30, or both, said her trainer, Donnie Von Hemel.

Von Hemel won the Honeymoon in 2003 with Bien Nicole, and the WinStar Distaff in 2001 with Voladora. Queena Corrina has 5 wins in 7 starts on the Lone Star turf.

"She runs good on the turf everywhere, but she runs a little better right here on the turf," Von Hemel said from Lone Star.

Queena Corrina is one of six stakes winners out of the mare No No Danielle. Among her siblings are Toll Booth Willie, an earner of $444,118, and Rockchalk Jayhawk, who has won $351,032. Queena Corrina has $199,170 in earnings for owner and breeder Stan Wilson.

Twilight Road at Lone Star

Twilight Road was flown in from Florida on Sunday for the Grade 3, $300,000 Texas Mile. The race will be run on Saturday, along with three other stakes, the $75,000 Grand Prairie Turf Challenge, and two Texas Stallion Stakes races for 3-year-olds, one of which is expected to draw Leaving on My Mind, the Texas-bred horse of the year in 2004.

Twilight Road last raced in the Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park on April 2 and finished second by a half-length to Eurosilver. Overall, he has won 11 races and $691,157.

Others considered probable for the Texas Mile, according stakes coordinator Mike Shamburg, are Absent Friend, High Strike Zone, Snorter, Supah Blitz, and Yessirgeneralsir.

The Turf Challenge is expected to draw Charming Kid, Dwight Polite, Jazzy Gallop, Justa Red Bird, Major League, Mr. Shock and Awe, Prince T., Reno Bob, and Won Away.

Hamilton hot at Lone Star

Quincy Hamilton rode four winners Sunday to move into fifth place in the jockey standings at Lone Star. Hamilton is shooting for his third consecutive title; he won the Sam Houston Race Park title earlier this month and the Remington Park title at the end of 2004.

His Sunday victories began in the second, aboard Sunnygetthemoney ($4.60) for trainer Bret Calhoun. Hamilton also won the seventh with Runs Naked ($5.60), the eighth with Danziga ($6.40), and the ninth with Simian Enterprise ($7.40).

Cliff Berry and Roman Chapa, are tied atop the rider standings with 11 wins. Hamilton has seven wins.

* A 10 cent superfecta in the 10th race Sunday, won by $140 longshot Foreign Beux, paid $12,801. The fourth-place finisher in the race was 40-1 shot Shout Approval.