04/19/2007 11:00PM

Bustin Stones seeks to build on debut win


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Bruce Levine is hoping talent trumps experience when he sends his impressive debut winner Bustin Stones against eight other 3-year-olds in Sunday's $100,000 Times Square division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct.

The Times Square, for 3-year-old males, shares billing with the Park Avenue for 3-year-old fillies on the nine-race card. Both seven-furlong races are restricted to progeny of New York-based stallions.

In his debut, Bustin Stones, a son of City Zip, broke two lengths ahead of the field and rolled to a seven-length victory in a six-furlong maiden race on March 24. Despite racing greenly, Bustin Stones ran six furlongs in 1:10.96 and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 80.

"I thought he ran good; he raced green, but he's moved way forward since that first race," Levine said. "I spent a lot of time with him from his last race to this. I think he'll be a lot more professional."

Levine said he babied Bustin Stones up to his debut because the horse had undergone surgery late in his 2-year-old year. "I didn't pressure him in the mornings," Levine said. "I figured I'd let him do it on the track in the afternoon."

Bustin Stones will break from post 5 under Ramon Dominguez.

Market Psychology, the winner of a first-level New York-bred allowance on April 7, could be the horse to beat if he runs. Trainer Rick Violette said he wants to evaluate the field before deciding whether he wants to wheel his horse back on two weeks' rest. Market Psychology ran a big race in his last start, his first with blinkers.

"I really put them on because I thought there was more horse there," Violette said. "We weren't getting 100 percent from him. Even the day he broke his maiden I thought he should have done it in an easier fashion. We're running back in two weeks, so I'm going to take a look at the race. If it's saltier than I'd like then we don't have to run."

Market Psychology would break from post 8 under Mike Luzzi.

Smash 'em Sammy is a three-time winner, including a victory in the Fabersham Stakes over the inner track on Jan. 12. Doctor Freud, a Todd Pletcher-trained colt, will try to bounce back after finishing sixth in a second-level allowance race in the slop. He adds blinkers for this race.

The Zipster has been training forwardly for trainer Linda Rice and may benefit from a swift pace. Rice also sends out Huge City.