08/14/2008 11:00PM

Beau Dare facing tougher this time


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Beau Dare, the reigning queen of the filly and mare turf sprinters at Monmouth Park, is the one to beat Sunday in the $60,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes.

A 5-year-old trained by Bruce Levine, Beau Dare goes for the natural hat trick: three consecutive stakes wins here at 5 1/2 furlongs on the grass. She won the Candy Eclair in June and the Klassy Briefcase last month.

Stewart Elliott, aboard for the last two, has the return call.

The task could be tougher this time. The Incredible Revenge attracted some talented challengers who were not present for Beau Dare's two latest triumphs.

The biggest threat could be Jazzy, a loser by a nose in her U.S. debut last year in the Incredible Revenge.

"She really ran very well that day," said Rob Rader, assistant trainer for Mark Hennig.

Jazzy is a deceptive mare, according to Rader. She is built like a speedster but runs best when coming off the pace. Jazzy missed by less than a length last time out in the Caress Stakes at Belmont Park.

This will be her first trip back to Monmouth since running last in the slop in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in October.

Eddie Castro will ride.

Classify is part of the stable Steve Asmussen shipped to Monmouth midway through the meet. A stakes winner on the main track, Classify has a win and a third in two grass sprints.

"She's doing very well here," said assistant Toby Sheets. "She's very easy to deal with and she acts like a racehorse. I like our chances."

David Cohen gets the mount.

Prop Me Up's racing career over

Prop Me Up has been retired, according to trainer Joe Orseno.

The 6-year-old mare owned by the Silly Goose Stable finished with 8 wins in 37 starts and $473,478 in earnings.

She has been a fixture at Monmouth since her debut season in 2005. Her three stakes wins all came in New Jersey on the main track last year: the Lady's Secret at Monmouth and the Long Look and the Red Cross at the Meadowlands. Her solid late-season form earned her a spot in the Breeders' Cup Distaff where she finished 12th. She also was an effective grass runner, hitting the board in several stakes.

Prop Me Up faded badly in her last race, Monmouth's Matchmaker Stakes on the turf as part of the Haskell undercard, and the decision was made to stop with her.

Orseno said Prop Me Up will be sold this fall as a broodmare prospect.

"The owner feels like she's been good to him and we didn't want to push it," Orseno said. "We were trying to get her over the half-million dollar mark. We'll let her retire happy and somebody can pick out a good stallion for her."

Levine's stay granted

Bruce Levine, the leading trainer at Monmouth, received a stay of a 15-day suspension for a phenylbutazone overage while the case moves through the appeals process.

The suspension was triggered by a post-race positive in Trillian, winner of the 10th race on July 4. Levine appealed the stewards' decision to the New Jersey Racing Commission. Executive director Frank Zanzuccki granted a stay of the suspension and the $500 fine while transferring the matter to an administrative law judge for a hearing.