05/25/2006 12:00AM

Film Maker to miss Gamely

Brother Derek will undergo some tests before plans are made for him.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Film Maker, a five-time graded-stakes winner, will miss Monday's $300,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park because of a quarter crack, trainer Graham Motion said on Thursday.

The injury will postpone Film Maker's 2006 debut. She has not started since winning the Grade 2 La Prevoyante Handicap at Calder last December.

Motion said the injury was detected on Thursday at his Maryland training base. It is not considered severe. Film Maker had been scheduled to be shipped to California on Friday. Instead, Film Maker, 6, will be walked for a few days before a patch is placed on the foot, Motion said.

A winner of 7 of 23 starts and $1,373,730, Film Maker is expected to resume exercise next week.

"It's better that it happened here rather than in California," Motion said. "She could breeze next week."

The absence of Film Maker is likely to lead to a larger field for the Grade 1 Gamely, which is run at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

Trainer Julio Canani confirmed on Thursday that Shining Energy, the winner of the American Beauty Handicap at Santa Anita on April 8, will start in the Gamely. She has won three stakes, none at farther than a mile on turf. The other probable starters are Argentina, Eternal Melody, Hollywood Story, Memorette, Sharp Lisa, and Ticker Tape.

Hollywood Story has run once on turf, finishing third in the 2004 American Oaks. She worked five furlongs on turf in 1:01.80 on Thursday.

"It's beginning to look more and more like another opportunity for her to try the turf," trainer John Sherriffs said.

Also under consideration is Dancing Edie, the runner-up to Memorette in the Fran's Valentine Stakes on April 30.

Brother Derek to get tested

Brother Derek, who finished fourth in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, will undergo tests next week to determine if he should remain in training or be given a break, trainer Dan Hendricks said.

The tests are expected to include a nuclear scan, which can detect hard-to-find problems, if any exist.

"He'll get a battery of tests to see if everything is okay and we'll decide if he gets a couple of easy weeks or a couple of months," Hendricks said.

Until the test results are known, Hendricks is not making race plans for Brother Derek, who has won 6 of 10 and $1,302,080 for owner Cecil Peacock. One possibility is a start in the $350,000 Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 8.

"Timing-wise, we'll see if we want to look at the Swaps or Del Mar," Hendricks said.

In the Preakness Stakes, Brother Derek finished 15 1/4 lengths behind race winner Bernardini. He was as close as second on the backstretch but did not sustain the effort.

The race was expected to be a showdown between Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and Brother Derek, who has won five stakes. Hendricks said that Brother Derek struck his head on the gate when Barbaro broke through the stall before the start.

"It just didn't work out," he said. "I'm not making any excuses."

Buzzards Bay eyes June 17 start

Buzzards Bay, one of the top older horses in the nation, breezed seven furlongs in 1:25 on Thursday, preparing for a start on June 17 at Hollywood Park or Churchill Downs.

Trainer Ron Ellis said Buzzards Bay is likely to start in the $250,000 Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park, but has not ruled out the $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.

Pick six pays $50,526

The pick six at Hollywood Park returned $50,526.60 to 39 ticketholders on Wednesday. The pick six began with a two-day carryover.

The winners of the pick six races were Blind Harry ($7), Swiss Arrow ($6.60), Ellwood and Jake ($24.20), Rude Behavior ($8), Andover the Cash ($10), and Swiss Rose ($12). Of those, only Swiss Arrow was favored.

The program began with a carryover of $616,240. Bettors added $2,439,128 to the pool on Wednesday.