08/27/2002 11:00PM

Easyfromthegitgo heads to Hoosier


Easyfromthegitgo, who finished second to The Judge Sez Who in the Grade 3, $295,000 Oklahoma Derby last Sunday, will make his next start in the Grade 3, $400,000 Indiana Derby at Hoosier Park on Oct. 5.

Easyfromthegitgo will try to follow in the footsteps of Mister Deville, who parlayed a sharp runner-up finish in the Oklahoma Derby in 2000 into a win in the Indiana Derby.

Easyfromthegitgo had been a candidate for the $500,000 Super Derby on Sept. 21, but trainer Steve Asmussen has elected to give the colt more time between races after his strong effort in the Oklahoma Derby.

"He came out of it pretty tired," said Asmussen, who trains Easyfromthegitgo for James Cassels and Bob Zollars.

Easyfromthegitgo finished a half-length behind The Judge Sez Who in the Oklahoma Derby after putting up a fight along the rail. Earlier this year, he won the $245,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows and the $100,000 Lecomte at Fair Grounds, and also finished second to Repent in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.

Lung infection zaps Midge Too

Midge Too, who finished eighth as the favorite in the $50,000 Monique Rene Handicap at Louisiana Downs last Saturday, came out of the race with a lung infection. She will be given some time off, and will point to the $35,000 Victoria Handicap at Louisiana Downs on Oct. 20.

"We scoped her after the race and found a lung infection," said Jerry Cart, who co-owns and trains Midge Too. "We had no idea she had it. She had been eating good. She never coughed. There was no fever."

Cart has decided this will be the last year of racing for Midge Too, a 6-year-old stakes winner who has won 17 races and $506,283. He wants to start the Regal Conquest mare three more times, closing out her career in the Champions Day Ladies at Fair Grounds, which she won last December.

From there, Cart plans to sell her as a broodmare prospect.

Cielo Girl's next start?

Plans are still pending for Cielo Girl, who won the six-furlong Monique Rene impressively. The win was the fifth in nine starts this year for the versatile Cielo Girl, who was claimed for $25,000 in February.

"I was very pleased with her race," said Steve Asmussen, who trains Cielo Girl. "She showed who she is. She's a talent, a willing horse."

Earlier this year, Cielo Girl won three straight allowances at Lone Star, including a two-turn dirt race. She is a 3-year-old daughter of Conquistador Cielo.

Flying Dove to try La Senorita

Flying Dove, a sharp maiden winner earlier this month at Louisiana Downs, will be a $10,000 supplement to the $100,000 La Senorita at Retama Park on Saturday night. The one-mile turf race for 2-year-old fillies will share a program with its male counterpart, the $100,000 El Joven.

Flying Dove was shuffled back twice during a two-turn turf race last out, but overcame the trouble to win her maiden by a half-length under Otto Thorwarth, who has the return call for the La Senorita.

"She got in loads of trouble and won impressively," said Terry Romero, who trains Flying Dove.

"She's been training awfully good, and we decided she deserved a shot [in the La Senorita]."

Other probables for the race include Amiga, a powerful debut winner at two turns on turf this summer at Lone Star Park; U K Jane, a 12-length winner in her last start; the stakes-placed Sea Bloom; and Mystery Lady and On Silver Wings.

Royal Mambo, who has won his last three starts, is the one to beat in the El Joven. Officials are expecting full fields for both races Saturday.

Tale of the Cat filly tops in Texas

A filly by Tale of the Cat who brought $85,000 from Stonerside Stable topped the two-day Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale at Lone Star Park near Dallas. She was consigned by Highclere.

During the sale, which ended Tuesday night, 261 of the 381 yearlings that went through the sales ring sold, bringing a total of $2,702,500, or an average of $10,354.

Last year, 258 of the 380 yearlings offered sold for $2,906,200, an average of $11,264. Unlike this year, the 2001 sale featured a select session.