11/28/2001 12:00AM

Dashin Bye's streak on line in derby


Dashin Bye, owned by Mike Levi and Blane Schvaneveldt, puts his 5 for 5 record in 2001 on the line in the Grade 1, $255,257 Texas Classic Derby at Lone Star Park on Friday night.

Dashin Bye's last setback was when he was third to champion Eyesa Special and multiple Grade 1 winner Pivotal Decision in last year's Texas Classic Futurity. Since then he has reeled off five straight wins, including the Grade 1, $192,500 Bayer Legend Challenge Championship at Los Alamitos on Oct. 20.

Dashin Bye, who was trained by Schvaneveldt at Los Alamitos, moved back to trainer John Stinebaugh's barn at Lone Star Park and won the third of three trials to the Texas Classic Derby. His time of 21.430 seconds for the 440 yards topped the qualifiers.

Streakin Sin Tacha, owned and trained by Janet VanBebber, defeated Rainbow Derby winner Feature Mr Jess in their trial. Streakin Sin Tacha has five wins from five starts this year, including the Grade 2 Sam Houston Derby.

Shining Sky after clean Futurity trip

Shining Sky, whose undefeated streak to begin his career was ended in a troubled trial, will try to wrap up a championship-caliber season with a win in the Grade 1, $925,000 Texas Classic Futurity, the richest race in Texas, on Saturday night at Lone Star Park.

Shining Sky, owned by B and B Joint Ventures, was hammered at the start of his Texas Classic trial but managed to finish third and qualify with the sixth-fastest time from the 12 trials.

"He got hit so hard, I thought he was going down," said jockey Eddie Cox.

Shining Sky won his first six career starts, including the Grade 1 Retama Park Futurity and the Grade 1 Sam Houston Futurity.

Finishing in front of Shining Sky were the fastest qualifier, Dashing Little Reba, and Retama Park Futurity runner-up Run and Pray.

Baby Doll Form, winner of the Grade 1 Dash for Cash Futurity, qualified for the finals after finishing second in her trial behind second-fastest qualifier Pretty Boy Perry.

First Regards, third in the Grade 1 Rainbow Futurity, won her trial in her first start since the All American Futurity trials on Aug. 16.

Tres Seis set for Los Al Million trials

Golden State Futurity winner Tres Seis, nicknamed "The Bulldog" by trainer John Bassett, tops the hopefuls in the trials to the Grade 1, $1,256,600 Los Alamitos Million on Friday night at Los Alamitos.

Tres Seis will race in the sixth of 10 400-yard trials. The horses with the 10 fastest times return for the finals on Dec. 15.

Tres Seis, owned by Gwendolyn Eaves and her family, gained national prominence when he was second in the All American Futurity on Labor Day.

Other Grade 1 winners in the trials are Kindergarten winner Sassy Smith, Governor's Cup Futurity winner Your First Moon, and Juvenile Challenge winner Ronnie Jace.