06/07/2006 12:00AM

Bartok's Banco another live one for Autrey barn

Lone Star Park
Cody Autrey almost swept three features.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Horses trained by Cody Autrey came within a nose of sweeping all three feature races run last week at Lone Star Park. For the feature here Friday night, he will send out yet another contender in Bartok's Banco.

Cajole and Matty's Song racked up the featured allowances last Friday and Sunday. Corredor de Plata ran in the feature on Saturday, the $40,000 Nevill/Kyocera, and was second by a nose. Autrey also won an allowance on the Sunday undercard with Fantastic New Way.

Fantastic New Way and Cajole could both see stakes action next month at Lone Star. Cajole fired a strong race in a turf allowance, when he was a neck winner over five stakes winners, running the mile in 1:34.74, earning a Beyer Figure of 96.

"I thought he ran huge," said Autrey. "There were a bunch of old class horses in there. This horse gives you all he's got when you take him up there."

Autrey said Cajole is a candidate for the $50,000 Bob Johnson Memorial for 3-year-olds and up at a mile on turf here July 22.

Fantastic New Way was impressive, too, closing fast for a two-length win in a first-level allowance for the stable of Turf Express.

"She's going to go to the Lone Star Oaks," Autrey said of the $75,000 turf stakes here July 1. "Mark Cornett sent her to me with that race in mind, but he did want to prep her on the turf course."

Fantastic New Way passed the test Sunday, and earned a career-best Beyer Figure of 80.

Matty's Song won his fourth straight race Sunday, when he covered six furlongs in hand in 1:10.33. He could see stakes action later in the year. And another Autrey trainee who can cover six furlongs fast is Corredor de Plata. He set the pace in the Nevill/Kyocera.

"He ran 1:10 and 1 off a three-month layoff," said Autrey. "We're going to try to find him some straight 3-year-old spots. We'll probably take him to Zia Park a couple of times, maybe some 3-year-old stakes at Evangeline."

On Friday night, Autrey will send recent claim Bartok's Banco out against nine other fillies and mares in an optional claimer on turf. To win the race, she will have to beat Goodie Good Girl, Won Ton Win, and Tale of Freedom.

Gallant Dreamer to Silver Spur?

Gallant Dreamer, an impressive maiden winner last month at Louisiana Downs, could make her stakes debut next month at Lone Star. Trainer Joe Petalino said he is considering the filly for the $65,000 Silver Spur Breeders' Cup, a six-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies on July 22.

Petalino is also considering Ramblin Sally for the race. He has a strong crop of 2-year-olds this year, including Hadacure, a half-brother to seven-time stakes winner Rare Cure who is a candidate for a division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes here July 8. For the fillies division of that 2-year-old series, Petalino could start Clever Twist, who is from the female family of multiple stakes winner Trickey Crew.

Hamiltons hot at Lone Star

Christy Hamilton, the 22-year-old wife of jockey Quincy Hamilton, registered her first career win as a trainer Saturday, when Pass the Biscuits ($8.60) captured an optional claimer. Quincy Hamilton rode the horse, who is owned by Christy Hamilton's grandfather, Billy Burress Sr.

Quincy Hamilton had a strong week at Lone Star, winning six races over the three-day race week. He ranks second in the standings. Christy Hamilton has had two career starters, and is the daughter of former jockey Bobby Burress.

* Lone Star will hold a qualifying tournament for the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship on June 17-18. The championship will be held in Las Vegas in January 2007. Entries for the Lone Star qualifier, which features $10,000 in prizes, are being taken through June 16.

* Haveuseenthelight won his maiden Saturday to become the first winner for pensioned stallion Festival of Light.