10/09/2001 11:00PM

'Chase' may take shot at Juvenile


It'sallinthechase, a Remington Park-based colt who finished second to Publication in last month's Grade 2 Arlington-Washington Futurity, could make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Oct. 27.

Trainer Wilson Brown plans to pre-enter It'sallinthechase in the $1 million Juvenile on Monday, and if the colt draws in, he and owner Darwin Wilson will then make a decision whether to ship It'sallinthechase to Belmont Park. If the colt does not go to New York, he will be pointed for the Grade 3 $100,000 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4.

The Juvenile became an option for It'sallinthechase after he overcame trouble to close for second, beaten a neck by Publication, in the Arlington-Washington.

"[Publication] is thinking about going to the Breeders' Cup, so that's one reason we're thinking about it," said Brown. "Our colt ran a big race."

It'sallinthechase has stepped up his game in recent months. He won his maiden by six lengths at Remington Park on Aug. 17, then finished fourth, beaten two lengths, in the Spectacular Bid at Arlington Park on Sept. 9. He then ran second in the Arlington-Washington.

In each of his races, It'sallinthechase has put in a strong rallies, and Brown thinks he will benefit from the distance of the Juvenile. "He's got a big kick, and if we do go to the Breeders' Cup, I think he'll like the mile and a sixteenth," said Brown. "In fact, I think the only thing he'll dislike about the Breeders' Cup is Officer."

Front Nine seeking Friendship

Front Nine, who romped by 15 1/4 lengths in the $25,000 Riverside for statebred 2-year-olds last Saturday night at Retama Park, is now being pointed for the colts and geldings division of the $100,000-estimated Friendship Stakes at Louisiana Downs on Nov. 10, said trainer Tommie Morgan.

The huge victory for Front Nine was his second in less than two months. Two races prior to the Riverside, he won his maiden by 17 3/4 lengths Aug. 16. In both races he was ridden by Cathleen Garner.

"He does things real easy," said Morgan, who trains Front Nine, a son of Jules, for Ed Few.

Front Nine first flashed talent when he worked three furlongs in a blazing 33.60 seconds this summer at Lone Star Park. "At the time I thought something must have happened to where we didn't get the correct time," said Morgan. "But since then he's continued to work well, and now I believe it was the correct time on him."

Norman's stars get a breather

Royal Spy and Dancing Dreams, two of trainer Cole Norman's top stakes winners this year, are on vacation. Royal Spy won back-to-back turf stakes this summer before finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Super Derby on Sept. 23. He has been turned out at owners K.K. and Vilasini Jayaraman's farm in Florida, and will return to training in December

Dancing Dreams has won her last five races, including the Princess Futurity, Delta Miss, and Rebel stakes at Louisiana Downs. She will make her comeback next spring at Oaklawn Park. "They're both getting a well-deserved break," said Norman.

* Candid Glen, who has not raced since finishing second in the Independence Breeders' Cup Handicap at Louisiana Downs in July, could make his comeback from a summer break in the $100,000 Remington Park Green on Nov. 3, said trainer Andrew Leggio.