12/20/2005 12:00AM

Expect big things from Officer

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Orientate, winning the 2002 BC Sprint, should produce speedy 2-year-olds.

LAS VEGAS - This is the third installment on the 2006 freshman stallions, featured alphabetically from M through P with particular emphasis on how to bet their offspring. The sires' names are followed by their pedigree, where they stand, the stud fee, and their designation (SP means speed; ST stamina; T turf; HT hidden turf).

Malabar Gold (Unbridled-Stormy Spell, by Tsunami Slew), Kentucky, $7,500. A winner on dirt at 2, Malabar Gold improved with age and became a stakes winner at 4 on turf. He is bred similarly to Unbridled's Song; they are by the same sire, and Malabar Gold's dam is a half-sister to the dam of Unbridled's Song. Malabar Gold's best performance came in the Jaipur Handicap, where he finished second to Shibboleth. His runners should have good speed and get better with age. HT and SP.

Max's Pal (Marquetry-Singin Up a Storm, by Storm Cat), Florida, $2,500. Getting speed from his sire (a son of Conquistador Cielo) and his damsire, Max's Pal won nine stakes sprinting, and his Florida-bred foals should win early at 2. His second dam is a full sister to champion Princess Rooney. SP x 2.

Millennium Wind (Cryptoclear-ance-Bali Babe, by Drone), New York, $5,000. Millennium Wind made an impression in just seven starts, finishing second at 2 to Point Given in the Hollywood Futurity, then winning the Blue Grass and Santa Catalina Stakes and finishing second in the Louisiana Derby at 3. A rare son of Cryptoclearance who had speed, Millennium Wind is a half-brother to Horse of the Year Charismatic and stakes winner Tossofthecoin. His female family produced Deputy Minister. His New York-bred runners should have speed at 2 and be even better at 3. SP x 2 and HT x 2.

Mizzen Mast (Cozzene-Jinema, by Graustark), Kentucky, $15,000. A Group 3 winner and second in a Group 1 at 1 1/4 miles on turf in France, Mizzen Mast developed quickly for trainer Bobby Frankel late in his 3-year-old season, winning the Malibu Stakes and Bien Bien Stakes. He won his only start at 4, the Strub Stakes. While his offspring should win on dirt, they should really explode on turf. Mizzen Mast's dam is a half-sister to Kentucky Oaks winner Sweet Alliance, California Oaks winner Whydidju, and Masssachusetts Handicap winner Dancing Champ. HT x 2.

Mongoose (Broad Brush-Salty Gal, by Cox's Ridge), Florida, $2,500. Winner of the Cradle Stakes at 2, Mongoose scored his biggest victory in the Donn Handicap at 4. By multiple stakes winner Broad Brush, he descends from the female family that produced Horse of the Year Cigar. Mongoose has a balanced pedigree of speed and middle-distance stamina, and the running style of his offspring will depend greatly on the sires of the mares to whom he is bred. SP

Officer (Bertrando-St. Helens Shadow, by Septieme Ciel), Kentucky, $15,000. Brilliant at 2, Officer is by speed influence Bertrando, and his runners should also be precocious as juveniles. His fifth dam is a half-sister to Buckpasser. He should be among the leading 2006 freshman sires. SP x 2.

Orientate (Mt. Livermore-Dream Team, by Cox's Ridge), Kentucky, $20,000. Winner of the Indiana Derby at 3, Orientate was champion sprinter at 4, when he captured six stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Sprint. Mt. Livermore was a multiple-stakes-winning sprinter and sired champions Housebuster, Eliza, Peaks and Valleys, and Mt. Sassafras. Expect Orientate's runners to have speed and be good 2-year-olds. SP x 2.

Outofthebox (Montbrook-Cricket Box, by Notebook), Florida, $7,500. Blessed with high speed, Outofthe-box won the Super Derby at 1 1/4 miles and placed in the Florida Derby (behind Monarchos) and Fountain of Youth (behind Songandaprayer). He carries the RF (Rasmussen Factor) pedigree pattern, since both his sire and dam descend from the same influential broodmare, Old Bess, 4x3. SP x 2.

Polish Miner (Danzig-Miner's Game, by Mr. Prospector), Maryland, $3,500. Second in the Nashua and Remsen Stakes at 2, Polish Miner is a full brother to Gotham Stakes winner Survivalist and may have been best on grass. By world-class stallion Danzig, he is out of a full sister to Seeking the Gold and a half-sister to Fast Play and Stacked Pack. His second dam is a half-sister to 1967 2-year-old filly champion Queen of the Stage and Reviewer (sire of champions Ruffian and Revidere). His runners should have speed and be particularly effective on grass. SP x 2 and HT.

Pure Prize (Storm Cat-Heavenly Prize, by Seeking the Gold), Kentucky, $7,500. Regally bred, Pure Prize was a late bloomer, winning his only stakes, the Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap, at age 4. Out of champion Heavenly Prize, he is a full brother to stakes winner Good Reward, and his runners should get better with maturity and could be best when they get on grass. HT.