01/06/2007 1:00AM

Busy work tab at Fair Grounds


NEW ORLEANS - Several horses scheduled to compete in next Saturday's five-stakes Fair Grounds program - headed by the Grade 3, $100,000 Lecomte for 3-year-old colts and geldings and the $100,000 Tiffany Lass for 3-year-old fillies - turned in workouts for those races Saturday morning at Fair Grounds.

Who Let the Cat In ran a bullet three furlongs from the gate in 35 seconds in preparation for the Lecomte. Meteor Impact tuned up for the $100,000 Colonel Power with a bullet five furlongs in 58.80.

Another Colonel Power probable, Clock Stopper, worked five furlongs in 59.80. Idle Quest tuned up for the $100,000 Dr. A.B. Leggio with a five-furlong breeze in 1:00.80. Another Leggio contender, Tensas Star, worked five furlongs in 1:01.60. Devilment, winner of his last two over the course, worked four furlongs in 49.80 for the $100,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap. Cloudy's Knight prepped for the same race with a five-furlong breeze in 1:03.20, and yet another, the Irish-bred Rathor, worked five furlongs in 1:03.40.

Miss Atlantic City, one of the early favorites for the Tiffany Lass, is suffering from a respiratory infection and will not make the race.

Carroll has a pair for the Bradley

Trainer Josie Carroll has a pair of horses, Raw Power and Estevan, ready for Saturday's Bradley Handicap at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

"We're waiting to see who all goes in there," said Carroll.

Raw Power, winner of the $75,000 Ontario Jockey Club earlier this year, finished second to repeat winner Devilment in the Diliberto Memorial Handicap on Dec. 16.

"Raw Power ran a great race here last time on the turf," said Carroll. "He obviously likes it here."

If the race comes off the grass, Carroll has a nice alternative in Estevan, winner of the $100,000 Labeeb on Polytrack at Woodbine on Nov. 2.

"I've run Estevan on the dirt, but he's also run on the grass, and he is training really well," said Carroll.

Carroll has a stable full of grass runners, and has had a difficult time finding spots for them because of rain.

"I haven't run nearly as many horses as I anticipated at this meet because of races coming off the grass and losing training days," she said. "I didn't mind that it came off the grass the day Good and Lucky won, although I wouldn't mind trying that horse on the grass as well.

"Mr. Sulu's race came off the grass, so I didn't get to run him. I'd like to see an allowance race for him."