05/29/2005 11:00PM

Four noses on wire and - Supah Blitz wins!

Lone Star Park
Supah Blitz wins a four-way photo in the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on Monday.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Supah Blitz won a four-way photo to capture the Grade 3, $300,000 by a nose over Cryptograph on Monday at Lone Star Park. It was another nose back in third to Absent Friend, who finished a nose in front of fourth-place finisher and favorite Lion Tamer.

The Lone Star was one of six stakes on the card worth a cumulative $1 million, and the Lone Star Million Day program made for the richest day of racing in Texas.

Supah Blitz ($7.60) broke sharply from the rail and settled a few lengths behind Yessirgeneralsir, who led the field through an opening quarter in 23 seconds. The pace quickened when High Strike Zone moved up to challenge Yessirgen-eralsir.

Supah Blitz continued to race in third through a half-mile in 45.17 seconds, moved off the rail around the turn, took the lead into the stretch, and held on for the win. He covered the 1 1/16 miles in a quick 1:41.90. Jon Court rode the winner for trainer Doug O'Neill.

"They came from all sides and they were just pouncing on me," said Court. "He had to reach within himself and get that little bit of extra to hold onto this race."

Supah Blitz earned $180,000 for the win, and now has a career record of 8 wins from 38 starts for earnings of $1,319,210. He races for Black Saddle Stables.

The Lone Star was the second half of a special daily double with the WinStar, and the 1-8 combination of Supah Blitz and Katdogawn paid $36.

WinStar: Bailey and Katdogawn win

Jockey Jerry Bailey played follow the favorite with Katdogawn, whom he guided to a 1 1/2-length win in the Grade 3, $200,000 . Valentine Dancer was second in the race, and Bailey followed the path taken by that one with Katdogawn until the stretch drive, then closed with authority in the one-mile turf race for fillies and mares. Voz De Colegiala was third, a half-length behind Valentine Dancer.

Katdogawn ($7) settled midpack and raced about seven lengths behind Paz Ciudadana, who set a moderate pace of 24.46 seconds for the quarter-mile and 49.45 seconds for the half-mile over yielding turf.

Katdogawn advanced between horses while following favorite Valentine Dancer, moved to the outside of horses in the stretch, and ran down the leaders, covering the distance in 1:39.53.

"On a course like this, if they're handling it, then you'll be up at least midpack by the time you get halfway through the race - and she was," said Bailey. "You just have to pick the right horse to get you through traffic. I picked [Valentine Dancer]. I figured she was the horse to beat."

Katdogawn, making her fourth start for trainer Wally Dollase, earned $120,000, improving her career record to 7 wins from 28 starts for earnings of $760,325.

Katdogawn, bred in Great Britain, is a 5-year-old by Bahhare. She races for Jim Ford Inc. and John Cuchna.

Stonerside: Court guides R Fast Lady

Jon Court, who won two stakes from two Lone Star mounts on May 14, won with his first mount here since then, guiding R Fast Lady to a neck win over Forever Brilliant in the $150,000 for 3-year-old fillies. It was another three lengths back in third to 4-5 favorite and pacesetter True Tails.

R Fast Lady ($7.60) had a slow start and early on raced about five lengths behind leader True Tails, who ran the opening quarter in 21.79 seconds. R Fast Lady advanced down the backside and on the turn, with True Tails continuing to lead the field through a half-mile in 43.87 seconds. Into the stretch, R Fast Lady moved to the lead along the inside, and outgamed Forever Brilliant late to cover the distance over a good track in 1:23.31.

"She showed some grit today," said Court, who was aboard for trainer Eoin Harty. "She got down in there and gave it her best effort."

The Stonerside was the third straight Lone Star stakes win for Court, who won the Grade 3 Lone Star Derby and $75,000 Ford Express at Lone Star on May 14.

R Fast Lady earned $90,000 for the win, her third in six career starts. Her earnings are $165,630. R Fast Lady, a stakes winner at Bay Meadows one start before the Stonerside, races for Stan E. Fulton.

The field was reduced to four with the scratch of Hot Attraction.

Beck: Upset by Oncearoundtwice

Oncearoundtwice, who trailed at the top of the stretch, closed with a rush to upset 2-5 favorite Top Commander by a half-length in the $100,000 . It was another head back in third to Orphan Brigade.

Oncearoundtwice ($31.40) broke well under Quincy Hamilton and let the speed go, as Top Commander and Orphan Brigade dueled through a quarter in 22.10 seconds over yielding turf. Oncearoundtwice angled out in the stretch and rallied, covering the five furlongs in 57.63.

Trainer by John Locke, Oncearoundtwice earned $60,000 for the win, his fifth from 21 starts. He has earned $210,680. Oncearoundtwice, a 4-year-old by Prospector's Music, races for T B D Owners.

Valid Expectations to Boston Express

Boston Express took the lead after the start of the $100,000 and never looked back for 4 3/4-length win over 2-5 favorite and defending champ Savorthetime. It was another 3 1/2 lengths back to Miss Smart Strike in third place.

Boston Express ($10) broke well under Jamie Theriot and led through an opening quarter in 21.84 seconds, as Savorthetime tracked in second. Boston Express increased her lead around the turn and pulled clear in the stretch, covering the six furlongs for fillies and mares over a good track in 1:08.38.

Boston Express, trained by Cole Norman, earned $60,000 for the win, her second in a stakes and her fourth overall from 12 career starts. She is a 4-year-old daughter of Boston Harbor with earnings now of $189,189. She races for Jack Brooks, of Arlington, Texas.