05/26/2006 11:00PM

Biancone has two major threats


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Patrick Biancone will be the most active trainer on Lone Star Million Day with horses in each of the six stakes that make up the richest card of the meet. His best chances for victory appear to lie with Man of Illusion in the $100,000 Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint and Stream Cat in the $150,000 Pin Oak Stud USA Stakes.

All of the Biancone horses are due to arrive at Lone Star Park on Monday morning, aboard a chartered flight from Kentucky.

Man of Illusion is an Australian-bred who made his North American debut on April 14 and rallied for third in the Grade 3 Shakertown at Keeneland. One start later, he raced wide at Churchill Downs and was able to get up for a neck win in the Grade 3 Aegon Turf Sprint.

"He showed the other day that he's got a lot of class and a lot of talent," said Biancone, who has given the mount to Julien Leparoux.

The chief threat appears to be Group 2 winner Crystal Castle, who won an optional claiming race over 6 1/2 furlongs on turf at Santa Anita on April 19 for trainer Darrell Vienna. Others of interest in the field include Oncearoundtwice, the defending champ who is trained by John Locke, and That Tat, a multiple stakes winner for trainer Cole Norman.

Stream Cat holds class advantage

Stream Cat will be shooting for his second straight stakes win when he starts in the Pin Oak Stud USA, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds. In his last start, he won the Grade 3 American Turf at Churchill Downs by a neck in his first start since October.

"He came back and ran a good race," said Biancone.

The win was the third stakes victory for Stream Cat, who last September won both a restricted turf stakes at Saratoga and the Grade 3 Kentucky Cup Juvenile at Turfway Park.

His rivals here include Wait in Line, the runner-up in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Derby who is stakes-placed on turf, and Desert Wheat, the runner-up last out in the $75,000 Grand Prairie Turf Challenge.

Brownie Points shortens up

Brownie Points will cut back to one turn for the $100,000 Stonerside, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies. In her last start, she rallied for third in the 1 1/16-mile Fantasy, a Grade 2, $250,000 race at Oaklawn on April 14.

Brownie Points worked a half-mile in a bullet 49 seconds on May 22. She will be looking for her third stakes win, behind victories in the $40,000 Cimarron at Remington Park and $50,000 Martha Washington at Oaklawn. Trainer Donnie Von Hemel has given the mount to Luis Quinonez.

Beholden will attempt to give trainer Eoin Harty his second straight win in the Stonerside, following his victory last year with

R Fast Lady. Beholden was a troubled fifth last out in the Grade 3 La Troienne at Churchill on May 6, and before that she won a first-level allowance at one mile at Gulfstream Park. She will be ridden by Patrick Valenzuela.

Biancone's representative in the Stonerside is Trick's Pic.

Born to Dance vs. G G's Dolly

Born to Dance, a stakes winner of $577,519, will take on the razor-sharp G G's Dolly in the $100,000 Valid Expectations, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares. Others in the field include the Biancone-trained Trolley's Last.

Born to Dance comes into the race off a runner-up finish last out in a money allowance at Keeneland. The race was her first start since October and she set the pace before finishing three-quarters of a length behind Silver Crown. Born to Dance is trained by James Jackson.

G G's Dolly has won her last three races dating back to March 29, when she won a third-level allowance at Oaklawn. From there, she won an optional claimer at Oaklawn. In her most recent start, G G's Dolly showed a new dimension when she rallied from off a hot pace to win the $50,000 Prairie Rose at Prairie Meadows on April 29.

Trainer Kelly Von Hemel has given the mount to Perry Compton.