06/14/2001 11:00PM

'Bingo' faces Taffy in turf mile


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Dyna Likes Bingo, who finished second at 42-1 in the $200,000 WinStar Distaff at Lone Star Park on May 28, drops to allowance company in the featured ninth race Sunday, a one-mile turf race worth $38,000.

The chief threat to Dyna Likes Bingo could be Taffy, who finished second, beaten a length by multiple stakes winner Sarah Lane's Oates, the last time she raced around two turns on turf on May 9. In her most recent start Taffy was a seven-length winner of a sprint allowance June 6. Trainer Cole Norman, who is winning races at a 40 percent clip at Lone Star, has given the mount to David Nuesch.

Don Simington has the return call on Dyna Likes Bingo, who closed from 10 lengths off the pace to finish second, beaten a length by Voladora, in the one-mile WinStar. Finishing third in the WinStar, which was run over soft turf, was Grade 3 winner Iftiras.

Stormy weather cancels card

Lightning and heavy rains forced officials from Lone Star to cancel the sixth through ninth races Thursday night. It was the second time this meet weather forced the track to cancel a portion of its card. Lightning was the reason the track had to cancel its final race on May 4.

As a result of the cancellation, a $64.40 consolation was paid out on the pick 3 that began with the fourth race. A consolation on the pick three that began with the fifth race paid $11.60. The four canceled races may be rescheduled.

Hebert qualifies five for Shine Young

Trainer Doris Hebert qualified all five of the 2-year-olds he started in the three trial races for the $150,000 estimated D.S. "Shine" Young Futurity on Thursday night at Evangeline Downs. The finale, restricted to horses bred in Louisiana, is set for July 3.

Hebert's most impressive qualifier was Hail to Bag ($2.60), who won by 5 1/4 lengths in the first trial of the night, covering five furlongs in 58.60 seconds. He was the fastest qualifier, and with the victory remained undefeated in two starts as he won his debut by 7 1/2 lengths last month at Lone Star.

Hebert's other trial winner was Abagfullofit ($3), who won his heat by 3 1/4 lengths in 59.60 seconds. Both colts were ridden by Steve Bourque. Hebert's remaining qualifiers include Attack Zak, who finished second in her trial, beaten a neck in 1:00.40 by Bag of Hearts ($32.80), who is trained by David Sullivan. The winners of all three trial races Thursday night were sired by Bag.

Lone Star sprinters make plans

Triple Card, who set a Lone Star track record for six furlongs when he won the $50,000 Carter McGregor, Jr. Memorial Stakes in 1:08.06 on May 28, will make his next start in the $50,000 Stonerside Sprint on June 30, said trainer Eddie Milligan Sr. Triple Card defeated older horses in the McGregor, and will get back to running against 3-year-olds in the six-furlong Stonerside.

Lights on Broadway, who finished third behind Triple Card in the McGregor, came back and won a six-furlong allowance race last weekend at Lone Star, and is now being pointed for the track's $150,000 Assault Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on June 30, said trainer C.W. "Bubba" Cascio.

Dr. Lewis, who won the $100,000 Crescent last month at Lone Star, is under consideration for the $30,000 Evangeline Downs Sprint Championship at Evangeline Downs on Saturday [June 23], said Hebert.