11/22/2004 12:00AM

Boggy Creek last to first in Texan Juvenile

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Boggy Creek ($10) wins the $150,000 Sam Houston Texan Juvenile by three lengths on Saturday.

HOUSTON - Boggy Creek unleashed an explosive move around the final turn in the $150,000 Sam Houston Texan Juvenile on Saturday night, winning the race by three lengths before a crowd of 8,284 at Sam Houston Race Park.

The Juvenile was Boggy Creek's first start in blinkers, and his first route race on dirt.

Major League finished second, and it was another neck back in third to 2-5 favorite Leaving on My Mind.

Boggy Creek ($10) was pinched back at the start and spotted the field about five lengths in the Juvenile, which was the lone open-company race on a card of nine stakes worth $625,000. He continued trail the field as Stan's Friend ran the opening half-mile in 46.46 seconds and six furlongs in 1:12.69.

Boggy Creek launched a startling move on the final turn, sweeping past his rivals while four wide. He had a clear lead in the stretch, and went on to cover the 1 1/16 miles over a muddy track in 1:44.99.

"I rode him at Arlington when he broke his maiden and I thought if he gives the same kind of kick, we'll be all right," said Carlos Marquez Jr., who rode Boggy Creek.

Ken McPeek trains Boggy Creek for John Parker of Houston. Parker said he would like to see Boggy Creek develop into a candidate for the Kentucky Derby. The colt is scheduled to ship to Fair Grounds early in the week and will be stabled with another trainer before returning to McPeek in the spring in Kentucky.

Parker said McPeek is wintering in Florida, and listed Bret Calhoun and Steve Asmussen as the top two candidates under consideration to manage Boggy Creek in Louisiana.

Boggy Creek earned $90,000 for the win, which was his third in five starts. His earnings now stand at $120,111. Boggy Creek is a son of Menifee. Parker bought him at Keeneland in last year's September sale for $125,000.

Leaving on My Mind, who was looking for his fifth consecutive stakes win, was forced to steady near the three-eighths pole Saturday. He did well to finish third and remains a "strong possibility" to run in the $1 million Delta Jackpot on Dec. 4, said his trainer, Danny Pish.

Handle on the 11-race program was $1,682,100, with $364,530 of that amount bet ontrack at Sam Houston.

Goosey Moose wins Star of Texas

Goosey Moose powered to a 2 3/4-length win over Catalissa in the $100,000 Star of Texas Stakes for older horses at Sam Houston Race Park.

The race drew four past winners, and was the richest of the eight stakes restricted to Texas-breds on a card called Texas Champions Day.

Goosey Moose ($10.40) settled in third in the Star of Texas, just behind pacesetter Record Assembly, who led the field through a half-mile in 47.55 seconds. Goosey Moose moved to the leaders on the final turn, then had to deal with a stretch bid from Catalissa before pulling away. Goosey Moose covered the 1 1/16 miles over a muddy track in 1:43.74.

"It was a big effort," said Pish, who trains Goosey Moose. "He has a big heart."

Roman Chapa rode Goosey Moose. The Star of Texas was the second straight win for Goosey Moose in a $100,000 statebred stakes. Last month, Goosey Moose won the $100,000 Assault at Lone Star Park. He earned $60,000 for his win Saturday, and overall has a record of 5 wins from 11 starts for earnings of $167,520.

Goosey Moose is a 3-year-old by Shaquin and he races for his breeder, Wilton Scott.

Native Annie perfect at Sam Houston

Native Annie won her fourth race in as many starts at Sam Houston, taking the $75,000 Martanza Stakes by a 1 3/4 lengths.

Last meet, Native Annie won three races at Sam Houston, including two divisions of the Texas Stallion Stakes.

Native Annie ($4.20) stalked the leaders early in the Martanza, took over into the stretch, and went on to cover the one mile over a sloppy track in 1:37.78. Marquez rode Native Annie for trainer Michael Stidham.

Native Annie, a 3-year-old daughter of Manzotti, races for her breeder, Stonerside Stable. She earned $45,000 for the win, which was her sixth from 11 starts. Her earning now stand at $270,450.

In her race before the Martanza, Native Annie won the $75,000 Allen Bogan Memorial for Texas-bred fillies and mares at Lone Star.

* Steve Asmussen tied a 28-year-old record for wins in a calendar year by a trainer when Expect Will ($5.60) skipped home in front by 5 1/4 lengths in the $50,000 Groovy. The win was No. 496 on the year for Asmussen, who went on to break the record, set by Jack Van Berg, later Saturday at Delta Downs. Donnie Meche rode Expect Will, who has now won 5 of 8 starts and $239,942.

* Charming Socialite ($7.40) rallied to a 1 3/4-length win in the $50,000 Spirit of Texas. Larry Taylor rode the winner for trainer Bill Pettit.

* Countryfide ($4.40) became a stakes winner when she stormed to a 2 1/2-length win over Angelic Jewel in the $50,000 Yellow Rose. Lonnie Meche was aboard Countryfide for trainer Morris Nicks.

* Snipper Lou ($15.20) followed up a dominant maiden win with a three-length win over 2-year-old fillies in the $50,000 Bara Lass. She rallied from last to win the race over favorite Tuned In. Jeffery Burningham rode Snipper Lou for trainer Cord Nix.

* Marfa's Taxes ($7) closed with a rush to edge 61-1 longshot Nancibegood by a half-length in the $50,000 San Jacinto. She covered the 1 1/16 miles over yielding turf in 1:50.80. Corey Lanerie rode Marfa's Taxes for Jeffrey Kass and trainer Paul Duhon.

* Late Expectations ($11.60) won his first stakes race when he rallied for a one-length win over Kid Halo in the $50,000 Richard King Handicap. Edwin Maldonado-Alicea rode Late Expectations for trainer Ricardo Morales.