07/09/2002 11:00PM

Fairmount track report


Trainer Tom Dorris, who was a regular here during the 1980's before moving north to become a force on the Chicago circuit, was on hand Saturday night to saddle Tejano Honey ($3), who won the $25,500 Ruffian Stakes. Tejano Honey won by more than 10 lengths with virtually no urging from Tommy Pompell. The win gives Tejano Honey, a 3-year-old filly bred by Dorris, a 5-2-2 record. The victory was her second in a stakes. She won the All Sold Out Stakes here last fall.

* Mary Ellis bought the 3-year-old colt Autumn Due earlier this summer, and he has proceeded to win three straight races for her. Trained by the owner's husband, Leonard, Autumn Due won Tuesday's eighth race by more than 10 lengths. Jose Mendez was in the irons and Autumn Due returned $4.40.

* Saturday night's feature, the $25,000-added Safely Kept Handicap, has attracted two out-of-towners. Trainer Charles Vinci will send in Feminine Fury from Chicago and Bernie Flint is bringing in Keepondealing from Mountaineer Park. Local trainer Mike Nance will start an entry of Puny and Denton's Ruby in what looks like an interesting betting race.