10/29/2007 11:00PM

A dozen join Sahadi's stable

EmailARCADIA, Calif. - Jenine Sahadi doubled the size of her stable Monday when she took over 12 horses formerly trained by Patrick Biancone. Biancone is serving a six-month suspension for possession of a prohibited substance in Kentucky; his California stable is disbanding. The reassignment to Sahadi includes graded stakes-placed Trick's Pic, the imposing Fusaichi Pegasus colt Time Squared, and promising 2-year-old filly Strike Out.

Trick's Pic runs Sunday in the Grade 2 Las Palmas Handicap for fillies and mares at a mile on turf; debut winner Strike Out will make her second start Nov. 11 at Hollywood Park in the $100,000 Moccasin Stakes. Time Squared has not raced since the Pacific Classic in August at Del Mar.

Sahadi, who has won Grade 1s with Lit de Justice, The Deputy, Fastness, Elmhurst, and Grand Flotilla, looks forward to the challenge.

"It's a great opportunity, I'm grateful, and I'll try to do my best with it," she said.

The former Biancone trainees have different owners. Trick's Pic is owned by Joseph Lacombe Stables Inc.; Strike Out is owned Robert Trussell; Time Squared races for Fab Oak Stable, Lewis Lakin, Richard Giacopelli, and Martin Schwartz.

"You just try to maintain continuity, keep them doing what they have been doing, and keep them happy," Sahadi said.

Idiot Proof may go to Hong Kong

Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Idiot Proof might soon go international. Trainer Cliff Sise said he and owner-breeder Marty Wygod have discussed one more start this year for the versatile 3-year-old colt - the Group 1, $1.5 million Hong Kong Sprint at six furlongs on the Sha Tin turf course Dec. 9.

"We're going to breeze him on turf, and see how he likes it," Sise said Tuesday.

If Idiot Proof handles grass, travel plans will be made for Hong Kong. Idiot Proof returned from Monmouth Park on Sunday morning, and Sise said the colt was happy to be home.

"He wasn't quite himself in the stall at Monmouth, plus he was coming back in 20 days, and he had a little bit of colic on the plane going over," Sise said. "I'm giving him a lot of credit [for finishing second]."

Idiot Proof has won 5 of 9 and $830,136, and run well on fast and sloppy dirt, as well as Cushion Track. Sise said the Golden Shaheen next spring in Dubai would be a major goal for 2008.

Bordonaro due for change of tactics

California-bred Bordonaro, sixth in the BC Sprint, also returned home none the worse, according to trainer Bill Spawr.

"Richard [Migliore] knew warming him up that he knew he wasn't going to run well because of the surface," Spawr said. "He was lugging in, lugging out, trying to find a spot on the track that he could be comfortable on."

Bordonaro has won 10 races and $938,128 from 20 starts, and will rest until winter, and possibly aim for the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint in January at Gulfstream Park. Bordonaro won that race at Gulfstream in 2006, but since then he has lost his early speed.

Migliore and Spawr already have pondered a revised strategy, in which Bordonaro would re-emerge as a closing sprinter instead of a need-the-lead speedball. Migliore suggested to Spawr "maybe we need to sit on him, let him get his legs under him, and then make a run."

Magnificience back in training

The brilliant 3-year-old filly Magnificience returned to the track two weeks ago, and is six weeks away from her first comeback breeze for trainer Bruce Headley. Magnificience burst onto the scene during the Santa Anita winter meet with electrifying wins in her first two starts before a chip in her left front ankle was discovered and removed in mid-April.

Headley said Magnificience is galloping daily on the training track, and that she is "very smooth, she is the same Magnificience."

Big things are expected in 2008 for Magnificience, a daughter of Stormy Atlantic, "especially with the Breeders' Cup right here at Santa Anita," Headley said.

Will Get Funky go long or sprint?

The Hollywood Turf Festival on Nov. 23-25 is next for Get Funky, winner of the Grade 3 Morvich Handicap last Saturday at Santa Anita, but which Hollywood race? Trainer John Sadler must decide between the Grade 1, $400,000 Citation Handicap at 1 1/16 miles, and the Grade 3, $150,000 Hollywood Turf Express at six furlongs.

"He won the Del Mar Derby at a mile and an eighth, but he's 3-for-3 sprinting on turf and we can't ignore that," Sadler said. "It will be one or the other. He's versatile enough to go in either spot."

Get Funky has won five races and $500,438. Sadler and owner Keith Abrahams claimed Get Funky from a $62,500 maiden race in his second career start.

Sadler said plans are undetermined for Tasha's Miracle, fourth in the BC Juvenile Fillies, and also undecided for Coco Belle, winner of the $200,000 Miss Woodford last Saturday at Monmouth. Sadler said Jump On In, winner of the Grade 2 Santa Ynez in January but unplaced in her last two starts this fall, would be sold this fall at Keeneland.

Felicitee reportedly a fast filly

Trainer Jay Robbins does not normally win with first-time starters, but the filly Felicitee will try to prove the exception Thursday when she takes on Zilla in race 6.

"She's fast, that's all I know about her," Robbins said.

Felicitee is a half-sister to Mazella, a stakes-winning sprinter trained by Robbins that he said is "one of my favorite horses of all time, she was so sweet." He said Felicitee has a similar disposition, but is built for speed and trained accordingly.

Felicitee, sired by Menifee, has a series of fast workouts. "She only knows one way to go," Robbins said.

Southwest will get time off

The 2-year-old colt Southwest, fourth as the 7-5 favorite last Friday in the $63,000 Pinjara Stakes on turf, grabbed a quarter in the race and will not run again until the winter meet.

"I am going to give him plenty of time, and bypass the Generous," said trainer Gary Mandella, referring to the Nov. 23 stakes at Hollywood.

Southwest, by Cozzene, was favored in the Pinjara based on a sharp maiden win Oct. 3.