06/13/2005 11:00PM

Boston Express heading to Calder


True Tails will have a stablemate traveling with her next month when she heads to Calder Race Course to compete during the Summit of Speed. Trainer Cole Norman, said plans are in place to send Boston Express to Miami, too, for the Grade 2, $500,000 Princess Rooney for fillies and mares on July 9.

Boston Express became a candidate for the six-furlong Princess Rooney when she won the $100,000 Valid Expectations Stakes at Lone Star Park on May 30. She covered six furlongs over a track rated good in 1:08.38, and for her effort earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 100.

"I was pleased with her race," Norman said. "She went to the lead, but she relaxed more this time. That's key."

Boston Express raced during the Summit of Speed last year, finishing a troubled third in the Grade 3 Azalea Breeders' Cup for 3-year-old fillies. One start before the race, she had won the $50,000 Dixie Miss at Louisiana Downs, earning a 106 Beyer.

True Tails has been pointed to the Azalea for some time. She is a multiple stakes winner, and in her last out finished third over a track rated good in the $150,000 Stonerside at Lone Star on May 30. Norman said she appeared uncomfortable over the wet track.

"She never handled it at all," he said. "She switched leads all the way down the backside."

True Tails has won the Lone Star Juvenile Filly and Wafare Farm Stakes at Lone Star.

Autopscot moves back to turf

Autopscot, a strong second in his last turf appearance, will return to the surface Thursday night in the eighth race, a one-mile entry-level allowance. The last time Autopscot ran on turf was March 11, when he finished 5 1/2 lengths behind Primm in an entry-level allowance at Fair Grounds at 25-1.

Primm has gone on and won his last two starts, while the third-place finisher from the March 11 allowance, Diplomatic Agent, has since won an entry-level allowance at Keeneland.

Autopscot moved to dirt following the Fair Grounds turf race, and was second in a one-mile entry level allowance at Lone Star in his last start on May 15. He can stalk, and will break from post 2 under leading rider Cliff Berry. Autopscot is trained by Cody Autrey.