04/15/2007 11:00PM

Bwana Bull gets Churchill trip with lower aim


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Bwana Bull is going to Kentucky despite his fifth-place showing in the Santa Anita Derby, but he's not going to run in the Kentucky Derby. Instead, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer intends to run Bwana Bull in the $100,000 Derby Trial at 7 1/2 furlongs on April 28.

Hollendorfer plans to send three horses to Churchill Downs for Derby Week. In addition to Bwana Bull, he will run Hystericalady, winner of the Grade 2 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks, in the Grade 1, $300,000 Humana Distaff at seven furlongs on Derby Day and the 3-year-old filly Forest Huntress in an allowance race.

Oaks top trio may go in Golden Poppy

Hollendorfer saddled the top three finishers in the Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Oaks on Saturday - Round Trip Flight, Glorification, and Eastlake Avenue - and is considering sending them next to the $50,000-added Golden Poppy on turf on Mayo12 at Golden Gate Fields.

Round Trip Flight won her stakes debut in the Oaks. She won an allowance race on the turf before her Oaks victory.

Glorification set the pace in the 1o1/16-mile race, going the opening quarter-mile in 23.49 and a half in 47.27.

"Glorification was the fastest on paper and got the lead pretty easily," Hollendorfer said. "She may have gone too fast in the second quarter, but I'm not giving up on her routing, and she hasn't tried turf yet."

Eastlake Avenue, who ran down Glorification to win the California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields, had missed a month of training because of a quarter crack.

"She ran well anyway," Hollendorfer said.

Bai and Bai to go in Fran's Valentine

Trainer Bill Delia said that Bai and Bai, the runner-up in the Grade 2 La Canada in her last start, will run in the 1 1/16-mile Fran's Valentine on the turf on the April 29 Gold Rush Day card at Hollywood Park. He had also considered sending her in the seven-furlong B. Thoughtful, but wants to keep Bai and Bai going around two turns.

Bai and Bai worked six furlongs in 1:11.80 on Friday at Golden Gate Fields.

"She'll work again Friday, but you won't see 1:11 and change," Delia said.

Baze thought second was in reach

Russell Baze rode Delightful Kiss to a fourth-place finish Saturday in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, won by Curlin. Delightful Kiss was beaten a length for second, and Baze said that trouble cost him the runner-up spot.

"He ran into the turn, but he dropped the bit and really dropped back when he began to get dirt in his face," Baze said. "I had to take him wide so that he wasn't getting hit by the dirt, and then he picked the bit up again. We were so wide, it cost him second."

Earlier on the card, Baze recorded his first victory at Oaklawn, winning aboard the maiden Ashen Lord, who paid $22.40. Baze also was third aboard Speedway in the Northern Spur.

* Tuff N Lucky, a $140,000 yearling purchase bred both for speed and turf, will make her second start in a five-furlong maiden race on turf Wednesday. She set a quick early pace in her debut at Santa Anita and tired to sixth. Little Diesel finished second after setting the pace in a mile race on turf April 1. Gift's in Excess and She's Funny are both 0ofor 5 on grass.

* The final stakes of the Bay Meadows spring meeting, the $50,000-added Monterey Handicap for fillies and mares at five furlongs on the turf on Saturday, drew 16 nominees headed by defending champion Vaca City Flyer, who ran fourth against males in the California Turf Sprint Championship in her 2007 debut after a five-month layoff.

* Trainer Manuel Calvario was fined $400 after Paradise, winner of the first race on March 1, tested positive for more than one approved anti-inflammatory, both phenylbutazone and Banamine.

* Trainer Lisa Lewis was fined $300 for not having Devil Cielo available to run in Wednesday's fourth race, which led to a late scratch.

* Jockey Carlos Silva will serve a three-day suspension, Saturday through Wednesday, opening day at Golden Gate Fields, for causing interference aboard Get Your Kicks in Friday's fifth race.