06/08/2005 11:00PM

Bullet says 'Wildcat' ready to run


Monmouth Park will offer three competitive stakes races on Saturday. Sprinters meet in two of those events, the $60,000 Coronado's Quest, at six furlongs for 3-year-olds, and the $65,000 Longfellow, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds and upward. The $60,000 Battlefield Stakes, for 3-year-olds and upward, will be run at 1 1/8 miles over the turf course.

In the Coronado's Quest, makes his first start since winning the Horatius Stakes at Laurel Park by eight lengths in early March. Trained by Ben Perkins Jr., Diamond Wildcat prepped for this race with a 47.20-second best-of-83 half-mile drill from the gate at Monmouth last Sunday, and he is likely to try and take this field from gate to wire.

Among Diamond Wildcat's early challengers are the Allen Jerkens-trained , most recently off the board after setting the pace in Belmont's restricted Lite the Fuse Stakes, and Mojodajo, who was quick enough to stay within a length of the freaky fast Grade 3 stakes winner More Smoke early in the Select Stakes at Monmouth last time out.

Graded stakes winner Don Six appears to be a standout in the Longfellow.

A 5-year-old trained by Scott Lake, Don Six has not registered lower than a 102 Beyer Speed Figure in his last five starts - four against graded stakes company. In his two most recent outings, set the pace and weakened to third in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct and finished second as the odds-on favorite in the Grade 3 Bold Ruler Handicap at Belmont.

In his tuneup for the Longfellow, Don Six worked five furlongs in a blazing 57.40 seconds on May 28 at Philadelphia Park.

, who has improved significantly since being freshened last winter, could be dangerous if he can run back to his March 24 race at Aqueduct, where he beat optional claiming sprinters with a 106 Beyer. He was beaten less than two lengths by Don Six last time out in the Bold Ruler.

, a 7-year-old trained by Alan Goldberg who hasn't been out since finishing eighth in the Grade 3 Red Bank Handicap here in 2004.

Other Battlefield contenders include Tam's Terms, recent Belmont winner Cacht Wells, and American Freedom, upset winner of the Red Bank at Monmouth.