05/16/2004 11:00PM

Bankruptcy Court tries to go long


ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Rick Violette and owner Seth Klarman have had a busy and productive year with their 3-year-olds Read the Footnotes and Swingforthefences. On Wednesday at Belmont Park, another promising 3-year-old trained by Violette for Klarman, Bankruptcy Court, runs in the eighth race.

is one of six 3-year-olds in the race, a 1 1/16-mile allowance for nonwinners of two lifetime.

Bankruptcy Court, a son of Dixieland Band out of the Seattle Slew mare Lassie Connection, won a seven-furlong maiden race at Gulfstream Park by 6 1/4 lengths over 11 rivals on April 24. Bankruptcy Court set the pace and covered the distance in 1:23.20. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 84.

Since the win, Bankruptcy Court has had two bullet works at Aqueduct.

"He acts like a real racehorse and always has had a great mind," Violette said. "He drew the inside going seven-eighths, and that's not always a great post for a first-time starter. I think he got kind of ticked off and just took control of the race. His first race has tuned him up, and with his generous pedigree, we felt like we could jump right into a mile and a sixteenth race for his next start."

Jerry Bailey rides Bankruptcy Court from post 3.

has the highest Beyer Figures in the field. In March in his first start around two turns, Bidless controlled the pace and won a 1 1/16-mile maiden race at Gulfstream by 11 1/4 lengths and received a 91 Beyer. In his last start, Bidless finished third behind Pies Prospect and earned a 90 Beyer.

Trained by Frank Alexander, Bidless drew the rail and will be ridden by John Velazquez.

Trainer Phil Serpe returns Victory Circle to the dirt after the colt finished sixth in a turf race at Aqueduct on April 24. Victory Circle, a winner of a two-turn dirt race at Aqueduct early in April, gets blinkers on.

Broadway View makes his first start for trainer Nick Zito. Unraced since finishing sixth in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 14, Broadway View will race with blinkers off.

Dynamic Vision and Morine's Victory complete the field.

* In the sixth race, Feline Story, who won the Astoria here last year as a 2-year-old, is the one to beat in an optional claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs. In her 3-year-old debut on April 24, Feline Story won the Legal Light Stakes at Delaware Park.