08/30/2008 12:00AM

Fillies poised for stakes sweep


Brownie Points could lead an all-female sweep of three Labor Day stakes to be run at Remington Park on its 20th birthday Monday. She should go favored over six male rivals in the $150,000 DeBartolo Mem-orial Breeders' Cup, while the filly Seacrettina is the one to beat against 2-year-old colts in the $50,000 Clever Trevor. The $50,000 Ricks Memorial is for fillies and mares, and it drew a balanced field that includes Kentucky invaders Rustic Flame and Wellofaprize.

Brownie Points brings the best last-race Beyer Figure into the DeBartolo, a 1 1/8-mile turf race that also drew Ernesto, looking for his fourth straight win, and Brego, the defending champ making his first start since November. She earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 102 in the Grade 3 Locust Grove at Churchill on July 6, when she came through the stretch like a fast-moving storm to finish second, beaten a half-length by Genuine Devotion.

"It was a good field of horses, a lot of graded-type fillies, and we just missed getting there," said Donnie Von Hemel, who trains the 5-year-old Brownie Points. "We were probably going to get by that winner eventually."

Brownie Points will get an additional eighth of a mile Monday. Earlier this year, she tested the top of her division in the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn and finished second between Zenyatta and champion Ginger Punch. One start later, Brownie Points won the Grade 3 Ouija Board on the Lone Star Park turf. She will be looking for her eighth stakes win Monday, and her hunt will come over a course on which she is 3 for 3.

Von Hemel, who won the DeBartolo in 2002 with the mare Bien Nicole, has given the mount to Luis Quinonez.

Ernesto was a clear winner of the $50,000 Bob Johnson Memorial at a mile on turf at Lone Star on July 19. He will make his first start at a 1 1/8 miles in the DeBartolo.

"When I was considering the race, I looked back at his past performances and paid particular attention to how he finished in his mile-and-a-sixteenth races," said Danny Pish, who trains Ernesto. "He had a good finish in all of those races, which leads me to believe he can get the extra sixteenth of a mile."

Justin Shepherd has the mount. Another contender is Red Rock Creek, who is 7 for 9 over the course at Remington.

Clever Trevor: Big fig hard to ignore

Seacrettina put up what ranks as the second highest Beyer Figure for a 2-year-old filly so far this year on July 26, when she won the $75,000 Silver Spur at Lone Star with a 95. She covered six furlongs in 1:10.40, and anything close to that performance would make her tough to contain in the Clever Trevor.

"She's been training super since it," said Joe Petalino, who trains Seacrettina and who won last year's Clever Trevor with the filly Dill or No Dill. "Her works have been good. She's doing good."

Ken Tohill has the mount for the six-furlong race.

Early Final enters off back-to-back stakes wins at Lone Star.

"This horse has just gotten better and better," said his trainer, Bret Calhoun. "He just really moved forward after he broke his maiden."

* My Three Sisters is a top contender in the Ricks, at a mile on turf, while Song Cat can make an impact with a repeat of her strong allowance win two starts ago at Lone Star.