03/31/2003 12:00AM

Dynever flaps the unflappable


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Christophe Clement is usually about as low-key as a trainer gets when he talks about his horses. So it was surprising to hear him so enthusiastic about the prospects of starting Dynever in the $250,000 Aventura Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.

"He worked in 49 and change on Saturday, which is very good for up here at Payson Park," said Clement. "And the way he did it was spectacular. The second quarter was faster than the first, and he did it all on his own. It was a very good move. I'm getting really excited about this horse."

As well he should.

After finishing a slow-starting, fast-closing second to the more experienced Nacheezmo in his career debut at seven furlongs on Feb. 8, Dynever came back in a two-turn race one month later and exploded through the stretch for an 8 1/4-length maiden victory. He earned a 94 Beyer Speed Figure for the effort.

Nacheezmo will be among the competition in the 1 1/16-mile Aventura. Also expected to run are Massive, Runnin' on Nitro, Unbridels King, Valid Video, Supah Blitz, and Private City.

Trainer Jim Hatchett confirmed Massive for the Aventura on Sunday. A lightly raced colt, he comes off the first loss of his career, a fourth-place finish behind Midas Eyes in the seven-furlong Swale Stakes on March 15.

"We've been looking to stretch him out all along," Hatchett said. "And I think you'll see a lot better performance on Saturday than in his last start."

Both Supah Blitz and Private City worked for the Aventura on Sunday. Supah Blitz went five furlongs in 1:01 at Calder, and Private City worked seven furlongs in 1:27 at Gulfstream.

Private City "will run Saturday and Chris DeCarlo will ride," trainer Allen Jerkens said on Monday.

"This will give us a chance to find out where we stand with him. He gives all indications he wants to go two turns, but the proof is in the eating."

Private City has won 2 of his 4 starts, including a one-other-than allowance by six lengths March 15.

DeCarlo won the inaugural running of the Aventura in 2002 for trainer John Kimmel aboard Marasca.

A quick five for Take Charge Lady

Take Charge Lady worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 at Gulfstream on Monday morning, easily the fastest of 19 works at the distance.

"Right now, she's scheduled to fly to Oaklawn on Thursday for the Apple Blossom," said Helen Pitts, assistant to trainer Ken McPeek. "Although, there is still a slight chance she could stay here and run in the Banshee Breeze instead."

The $75,000 Banshee Breeze Handicap will be decided at 1 1/16 miles on Friday. If she runs, Take Charge Lady would be the starting highweight under 122 pounds and the overwhelming favorite.

Take Charge Lady has not started since finishing second behind Allamerican Bertie in the Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs on Nov. 28.

McPeek was in Dubai over the weekend and was scheduled to return on Monday evening.

Storm Flag Flying breezes

Storm Flag Flying wrapped up her winter in south Florida by breezing five furlongs in 1:02.80 here Monday. She was scheduled to fly to New York later that afternoon, and is scheduled to launch her 3-year-old campaign in the one-mile Comely Stakes at Aqueduct on April 18.

Windsor Castle's thumps

Trainer Frank Alexander reported that Windsor Castle came out of Saturday's Gulfstream Park Handicap with a case of the "thumps." He finished eighth and last in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap.

"He was breathing irregularly and his heartbeat was irregular when he was cooling out back at the barn," said Alexander. "You can actually hear a horse's sides thumping because they are having so much trouble getting air. It took him about 20 minutes to recover but he's fine now. The heat and humidity are usually the cause of that situation. I've had a couple of other horses come back with similar problems here this past week."

Alexander said he would ship Windsor Castle, winner of the Grade 3 Hal's Hope Handicap earlier in the meet, back to New York this week and give him a little time off before deciding on his next start.

Jerkens, on the other hand, had no excuse for Puzzlement's third-place finish in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

"I thought he'd run better and at least run second," Jerkens said. "Maybe it's just possible he doesn't want to go farther than a mile and one-eighth."

Jay Fiedler in winner's circle

Miami Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler was in the winner's circle here Saturday, not to make a presentation but to have his picture taken as one of the winning owners of Magic Talk.

Fiedler is part of the Sovereign Stable syndicate, which with the Gatsas Stable owns Magic Talk. A 3-year-old son of Cozzene trained by John Terranova II, Magic Talk won a maiden race on Saturday in a race taken off the turf and run on the main track.

"I bought a small interest in a few different horses with the Sovereign Stable and this was my first winner," said Fiedler. "I grew up in New York, my grandfather was into the horses, and I spent a lot of time at Aqueduct and Belmont Park. This past year I decided to dabble a little as an owner and this was a way to do it without going crazy. Obviously, it is difficult for me to get up north to see the horses once they leave here for the season because of my schedule, and I'm glad I got to be here in person to see my first winner. It was really exciting. Owning and having your own horse to root for makes coming to the track a lot more fun."