05/06/2003 12:00AM

Clement: Dynever definite


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Christophe Clement confirmed Tuesday that Dynever, who is based in New York, will be flown to Texas for Saturday's Grade 3, $500,000 Lone Star Derby.

The 1 1/8-mile race had a field of 13 probables following the Tuesday defection of stakes winner Mychampion, whose connections were unable to arrange satisfactory shipping arrangements from Florida.

Clement said Dynever has trained well since his powerful 3 1/4-length win in the $250,000 Aventura at Gulfstream Park on April 5. On the strength of that race, he should be a heavy favorite Saturday, and with a good performance, will likely make his next start in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes on June 7.

"Everything is a go," said Clement, who is scheduled to fly in Saturday with jockey Edgar Prado.

The lightly raced Dynever is one of the most promising 3-year-olds in the nation. Perfect in both of his two-turn starts, he won his maiden by 8 1/4 lengths March 8, then came back as the favorite in the Aventura to defeat a field that included Supah Blitz.

"He's a very exciting type of horse," said Clement. "I expect him to be professional about the ship, and professional about the race, and I hope he can finish as strong as he did in his last race."

Dynever races for his breeder, Catherine Wills, and Peter Karches.

Mr. Technique flies in from California

Mr. Technique, who could be second choice in the Lone Star Derby following his win last out in the $100,000 California Derby, left his Bay Meadows base on a flight bound for Texas on Tuesday.

"He's a very good traveler," said Jeff Bonde, who trains Mr. Technique for James Vreeland. "He doesn't care much about anything from that standpoint."

Mr. Technique, a son of Smart Strike, has won 3 of 7 career starts, with all his wins coming in stakes. He won two 5 1/2-furlong stakes last year in northern California as a 2-year-old, and this year won the California Derby at 1 1/8 miles.

Roberto Gonzalez, who rode Mr. Technique for the first time last out, has the mount in the Lone Star Derby.

New plans for Mychampion

Mychampion, whose connections worked hard to make satisfactory shipping arrangements for the Lone Star Derby, will instead make his next start Sunday in the $40,000 Western Borders, a six-furlong overnight stakes for 3-year-olds at Calder Race Course, said his trainer, Doug Potter.

A long-term goal for Mychampion is the Grade 3, $250,000 Leonard Richards Stakes at Delaware Park at 1 1/16 miles on June 14.

In his last dirt start, Mychampion won the $75,000 Padua South Sophomore Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on April 6. He overcame trouble at the break to win the seven-furlong race by 1 1/4 lengths.

Four exit fast race

In the featured eighth race Thursday night, four of the six sprinters entered in the $50,000 optional claimer are exiting the fastest six-furlong race at Lone Star since 2001.

Where's the Ring won that April 17 race in 1:08.80, and is now being pointed for stakes competition and is not among the starters Thursday. Those who entered back are Ski Bum, second to Where's the Ring; Explosive Count, who was fourth; Explosive Truth, who was sixth after setting the early pace; and seventh-place finisher Harry the Prince.