07/30/2008 11:00PM

Breen keeps options open for Colleen


OCEANPORT, N.J. - Kelly Breen, enjoying an excellent meet with 2-year-olds, is taking aim at one of Monmouth Park's top juvenile races: the $100,000 Sorority for fillies on Aug. 31.

With that target in mind, Breen entered three in the $65,000 Colleen Stakes on Saturday, the 5 1/2-furlong Sorority prep. From the trio of Boom Town Sally, Fools in Love, and Lesseroftwoevils - all owned by George and Lori Hall - Breen plans to run two, with the final determination a race-day decision.

"All three are ready to go," said Breen, who is 5-3-1 in 12 2-year-old races at Monmouth this year. "We want to leave our options open to run at least two of the three."

This could be a rebound spot for Boom Town Sally, beaten 21 1/4 lengths in the slop in the Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes on opening day at Saratoga.

Prior to that, Boom Town Sally got her maiden win at Delaware Park after a poor effort in her debut on the synthetic surface at Keeneland.

"She didn't like the Polytrack, then she runs at Delaware on the sandy track and she loves it," Breen said. "We took her to Saratoga and caught the mud. She didn't break great and came back with a cut that got a little infected. We don't know if it bothered her in the race. She wasn't a happy camper, but back here at Monmouth, she seems happy and healthy."

A wet track would suit Lesseroftwoevils, an easy maiden winner here last time out in the slop.

"There is a chance of rain," Breen said. "She seemed to really pick it up in the rain."

Fools in Love captured her debut here in an effort that impressed Breen.

"She got walloped inside the sixteenth pole," Breen said. "She really showed gameness because I didn't think she was more than 80 percent fit. It was really nice to see, because she is not a big, robust girl. She's a little on the feminine side, but she showed guts."

All three are coupled in the wagering.

Crank It Up: Polar Circle has best fig

The $60,000 Crank It Up Stakes for 3-year-old filly turf sprinters proved popular, with 10 entrants in the body of the race, three more on the also-eligible list and one, Mikeslittlegirl, entered for the main track only.

Polar Circle owns the best last-race Beyer Speed Figure with a 92 for a second-place finish in her U.S. debut. A winner of 2 of 5 in England, Polar Circle showed good speed in a second-level allowance race at Belmont Park for trainer Bill Mott.

Staybridge: Open Skies one to catch

Completing the trio of stakes for females, 3-year-old grass fillies going 1 1/16 miles are featured in the $65,000 Staybridge Suites.

The race was rained out on July 27 when severe thunderstorms forced the cancellation of the card after five races.

Open Skies, a dominant winner in her last two against older New Jersey-bred runners, will be the one to catch with Joe Bravo aboard for trainer Tim Hills.

Yippety Yip makes her second straight Monmouth stakes appearance. She stumbled at the start of the Grade 3 Boiling Springs and was never a factor.

Carlos Marquez Jr. has the return call.

* There was no turf racing Thursday after a sprinkler system malfunction Wednesday night excessively watered a portion of the course.