10/14/2011 3:42PM

Belmont: Brown has three good ones on New York Showcase card

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Barbara D. Livingston
Compliance Officer, winning the West Point, has won four straight for trainer Bruce Brown.

ELMONT, N.Y. − Trainer Bruce Brown is enjoying a sensational Belmont fall meet, and he hopes to have at least one more big day in next Saturday’s New York Showcase program.

Brown, who has won eight races from 29 starters at this meet, will have runners in three of the eight stakes on the card, which is devoted entirely to horses bred in New York. Brown will send out Compliance Officer in the $125,000 Mohawk Stakes, Dr. Disco in the $125,000 Hudson Stakes, and Green Monster in the $200,000 Empire Classic.

In the Mohawk, Compliance Officer will seek his fifth consecutive victory since Brown and Thomas LaMarca claimed him for $25,000 in May. He won a pair of allowance races at Belmont in the spring and summer, the West Point at Saratoga in August and the Ashley T. Cole here last month.

“He’s really holding his form throughout this whole thing,” Brown said. “We breezed him the other day on the grass, and he really breezed super. Alex Solis breezes him every time and said he couldn’t have gone any better.”

Others expected for the Mohawk include Adirondack Summer, Lubash, Minnie Punt, Missinglisalewis, Pocket Cowboys, Straight Story, and Writingonthewall. East of Danzig and Uncle T Seven are possible.

Green Monster, a 4-year-old son of Songandaprayer, will be making his stakes debut in the Empire Classic. He is coming off allowance wins going six furlongs at Saratoga and a mile at Belmont. The Belmont win was his first start for Brown.

“Once you win the New York-bred two-other-than it’s the logical thing to do,” Brown said. “He really did it pretty easily. He came out of the race better than ever. His biggest issue is he’s a bit of a head case. It seems like we’ve gotten him manageable now.”

Brown noted that Green Monster was gelded earlier this year, and that seems to have helped with his turnaround.

The Empire Classic, at 1 1/8 miles, will be the first attempt beyond one mile for Green Monster.

“He really trains like it shouldn’t bother him; he’ll gallop out there all day long,” Brown said. “His last race, really, he didn’t win by far, but Cornelio [Velasquez] didn’t hit him; he just kind of hand rode him down the stretch. I think he should be able to get the distance.”

The Empire Classic is expected to mark the return to the races of Haynesfield, who won this race in 2009 and also won the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and Grade 2 Suburban in 2010. Others pointing to the race include Bigger is Bettor, Icabad Crane, Inherit the Gold, Mine Over Matter, and Stormy’s Majesty. Socialsaul is possible.

In the six-furlong Hudson, Dr. Disco will be running his best distance on his preferred dirt surface. He won three of his first five starts sprinting to begin his career before finishing third trying a mile. After a break, Dr. Disco ran twice on turf before returning to sprints, beating open company in the mud here Sept. 24.

“We got back to basics with him,” Brown said about returning to dirt sprints. “We figured he’d run good on the off-track. He’s always trained good on it. He really ran big that day.”

The Hudson field figures to include Be Bullish, Driven by Success, General Maximus, Law Enforcement, Pretty Boy Freud, Smokin Hero, and Warrior Up.

Brown has Breeders’ Cup hopeful

While his short-term focus is next weekend’s New York Showcase program, Brown has an eye toward the Breeders’ Cup with Spring to the Sky, whom he hopes to run in the inaugural Juvenile Sprint.

Spring to the Sky, a Kentucky-bred son of Langfuhr, won a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race by 9 3/4 lengths here Sept. 24. He covered the distance in 1:04.55 in the mud and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 85.

“It was an off-track, but he seems like one of those horses that’ll run on just about anything,” Brown said. “There were a few races I could have tried to run in before the Breeders’ Cup. I figured I’d just train him up to that. If we don’t get in, it’s not meant to be, but he’s definitely the best horse I ever trained, especially for a young horse.”

Dynaslew eyes Filly and Mare Turf

Dynaslew, third to Stacelita in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational here Oct. 1, will be pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, trainer Seth Benzel said Friday.

Dynaslew, a 5-year-old daughter of Dynaformer is winless in five starts this year, after going 3 for 6 in 2010 with wins in the Grade 3 Beaugay and Grade 2 Ballston Spa. In June 2010, Dynaslew finished a length behind Shared Account in the All Along at Colonial Downs. Shared Account won last year’s BC Filly and Mare Turf.

After running three mediocre races this year, Dynaslew finished second in the Glens Falls at Saratoga and third in the Flower Bowl.

“She’s a mare who is a Grade 2 and Grade 3 winner and who is, if it’s not the end it, it’s very close to the end of her career before she retires,” Benzel said. “She’s getting better later in the year this year. It’s worth going for.”

Benzel said Dynaslew would work here Monday and ship to Churchill Downs shortly thereafter to get acclimated to the surroundings. Benzel said Corey Nakatani would have the mount.

Shkspeare Shaliyah will supplement

Trainer Doodnauth Shivmangal confirmed Friday that Shkspeare Shaliyah winner of the Pilgrim Stakes, would be supplemented to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf for a fee of $100,000.

Shivamangal said he has fielded multiple offers from owners who want to buy part of or all of the colt, but neither he nor his fellow family members who own the horse want to sell.

“I know I’m not a rich guy, a lot of people want a piece,” Shivmangal said. “My wife and my kids, they’re all behind me to do this.”

Shkspeare Shaliyah, a son of Shakespeare, has won his last two starts after finishing third in his debut at Saratoga.

“This is a chance of a lifetime,” Shivmangal said. “This is one of the best horses I’ve ever been around.”