12/14/2005 1:00AM

Fleet Indian too good to stop


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Fleet Indian extended her racing career with a powerful five-length victory in last month's Montauk Handicap. How much longer she runs could depend on her performance in Saturday's $75,000 Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct.

Fleet Indian had shown so much promise winning her first four starts that she earned a start in the Grade 1 Alabama last year. She didn't handle the slop and finished fifth that day, and that race began a string of five losses from six starts.

In the Montauk, Fleet Indian raced on the lead through soft fractions before drawing clear late to win handily. With her regular trainer, Jimmy Toner, stabling all his horses in south Florida for the winter, owner Stan Fulton sent Fleet Indian to Clifford Sise Jr.'s barn at Philadelphia Park. Fulton has horses with Sise in Southern California.

According to Robert Sise, Clifford's son and the assistant who runs the Philadelphia operation, Fleet Indian has trained well for the Ladies. She was credited with a four-furlong move in 48.03 seconds on Sunday, though Sise said he timed her breezing five furlongs in 59.80 seconds.

"Harry Vega breezed her, and he loved her,'' Robert Sise said of the jockey. "He's going up there to ride her."

Sise is confident Fleet Indian will handle the 1 1/4 miles of the Ladies, which is being run for the 135th time.

"She seems like the farther she goes the better," Sise said. "She's not one of those that has a big kick. She just keeps running."

Fleet Indian, 4, is cataloged for Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale, but Sise said that a good performance Saturday could prompt Fulton to keep her in training a little longer.

"If she does well and she's competitive, we'll keep running," Sise said. "If not, she's in the January sale."

A fairly large field is expected for the Ladies, including Awesome Powers, Bohemian Lady, Freeroll, India Halo, Silent Siren, Strategy, and Taittinger Rose. After the Tone is a possibility.

Morales out till mid-January

Apprentice jockey Pablo Morales will be out of action until mid-January because of a small tear in his rotator cuff, his former agent, Richard DePass Sr., said.

Morales was injured in a three-horse spill on Nov. 25 in a race over Aqueduct's main track. He rode one race on both Nov. 27 and Nov. 30, but took off both days complaining of pain. According to DePass - whose son Richard DePass Jr. now handles Morales's book - doctors found a "small tear" in the rotator cuff. Morales will be reevaluated after the new year.

"If he worked in an office, it would be no problem," DePass said. "Being a jockey, if a horse stumbled or if he fell again it could be trouble."

DePass said that Morales's doctor said the tear should heal in four to five weeks from the fall, "but he doesn't want him riding till he sees him again."

Morales was the leading apprentice at the Belmont and Aqueduct fall meetings.

Oprah Winney wires Randaroo

Oprah Winney took command soon after the start, put away mid-race challenges from Livermore Valley and Carryanun, and drew off to a 2 1/2-length victory in Wednesday's $67,450 Randaroo Stakes for juvenile fillies.

Silvestris, the slight 3-1 favorite, rallied to be second, one length ahead of Livermore Valley.

Oprah Winney, trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., was making her first start since winning her maiden by 5 3/4 lengths on Oct. 27 at Belmont. A New York-bred daughter of Royal Academy, Oprah Winney covered six furlongs in 1:10.80 under Pablo Fragoso and returned $10 to win.

Santos takes off mounts after spill

Jose Santos took off his final two mounts on Wednesday's card after being involved in a spill in the fourth race. Santos was aboard Karakorum Dreamin', who fell over Fire Rose, who appeared to take a bad step at the sixteenth pole and fell, dismounting jockey David Lopez. Santos got up and appeared to be uninjured, but decided to take off his final two mounts. One of those mounts, Tiffany Touch, won the seventh race under Norberto Arroyo Jr.

"Just a little sore in my lower back," Santos said Wednesday afternoon. "But nothing's broke. I'm going to try to ride tomorrow."

Lopez, a seven-pound apprentice, had swelling under his left eye, but rode his one other mount on the card.

Remarkably, Fire Rose was uninjured. After she lay on the ground under the rail for several minutes, Fire Rose got up and trotted away. Karakorum Dreamin' was also uninjured.