06/01/2006 11:00PM

Diana the goal for Sweet Talker

Lone Star Park
WinStar Distaff winner Sweet Talker (center) is on a path to Saratoga.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Sweet Talker's return to Grade 1 competition could come this summer in the $500,000 Diana at Saratoga. But before that July 29 race, she will be pointed for one of two stakes following her victory Monday in the Grade 3, $200,000 WinStar Distaff at Lone Star Park.

Trainer Graham Motion said Sweet Talker is under consideration for the Grade 3, $200,000 All Along Breeders' Cup at Colonial Downs on June 24, and the Grade 3, $750,000 CashCall Mile at Hollywood Park on July 1.

"I really would like to run her in the Diana at Saratoga, which would make the Colonial race a little more appealing because it's a mile and an eighth, which is the same distance as the Diana," he said. "But having said all that, she's pretty good going a mile, and $750,000 is a lot of money.

"It's a nice decision to have to make."

Sweet Talker set a course record at a mile at Laurel Park in April, when she won the $60,000 Dahlia over firm turf in 1:34.17. The WinStar also came at a mile, and she was a head winner over yielding turf, covering the distance in 1:38.66.

"Although the margin was a very small margin, I thought she did it kind of handily," said Motion.

Sweet Talker, who won the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland last fall in her lone Grade 1 appearance, flew in from New York for the WinStar and is now back at her base, the Fair Hill training center in Maryland. She was the second major stakes winner Motion has had on the Lone Star turf. He also sent out Better Talk Now to win the Breeders' Cup Turf here in 2004.

Motion trains Sweet Talker for Courtlandt Farms, which purchased the filly at auction at Keeneland last November. She is one of two top-flight turf females the connections have together. The other is Film Maker, also a winner of the Queen Elizabeth, who Motion said is a candidate for the Grade 1, $750,000 Beverly D. at Arlington Park on Aug. 12.

Courtlandt, the racing entity of Texas resident Don Adam, also campaigns T.D. Vance, who won the Eight Thirty Stakes at Delaware Park the same day Sweet Talker won the WinStar. A Grade 2 winner, T.D. Vance is a possibility for the Grade 3, $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup at Lone Star on June 17, said Motion.

Another smart win for Datrick

Datrick improved his career record to 3 for 3 when he easily won a trial race for the $100,000-estimated Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity last week at Lone Star. The final is scheduled for June 10.

Datrick won his maiden at Keeneland and the Grade 3 Kentucky Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs on May 4 before shipping to Texas for the trials. He did not flinch under pace pressure early, and coolly handled a stretch bid late to win the five-furlong race in 58.31 seconds. The time was the fastest winning time of three trials for the TTA, and the win was typical Datrick.

"That's how he's looked, all of his works, very confident," said Steve Asmussen, who trains Datrick. "He's always very composed."

Asmussen said Datrick was pointed for the TTA for a couple of reasons: He is eligible for the series, and the timing of the race was appealing, as Datrick's next possible stakes spot at Churchill is not until July 8. Datrick races for the Texas-owned Heiligbrodt Racing Stable.

Four straight for Matty's Song?

Matty's Song will shoot for his fourth straight win Sunday, when he goes in a second-level allowance race at six furlongs. His last three wins have come at the distance, most recently in an optional claimer on May 12. In that race, Matty's Song covered six furlongs in a strong 1:09.60.

He has speed and can stalk, and will break from post 5. Trainer Cody Autrey has given the mount to Cliff Berry.

* Dreamsandvisions, who finished in a dead heat for second last out in the $50,000 Barksdale at Louisiana Downs, is being pointed for the $100,000 Assault for Texas-breds on July 8, said his trainer, Steven Duke.