03/01/2008 12:00AM

France's Shediak is pointed to San Felipe


ARCADIA, Calif. - Shediak, one of the leading 2-year-olds in France last year, will make his U.S. debut in the $200,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 15, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.

O'Neill began training Shediak for owner Paul Boghossian's Triple B Farm in late January. The colt was trained briefly by Richard Mandella after arriving in the United States.

Previously trained by Andre Fabre, Shediak had 1 victory in 3 starts last year. He was also second in Grade 3 Prix la Rochette and third in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagerdere behind the highly-rated Rio de la Plata.

The San Felipe Stakes, which is run over 1 1/16 miles on the synthetic main track, will be Shediak's first start on such a surface.

"When Paul bought the horse, that was one of the things we thought about - could he handle the main track in the United States," O'Neill said. "He trains well on the Cushion Track at Hollywood.

"He's got amazing form over there. He's absolutely an exceptional horse. If he can transfer that form on the main track, he could be any kind."

The field for the Grade 2 San Felipe is expected to include Georgie Boy, the winner of the San Vicente Stakes in his 3-year-old debut last month; Bob Black Jack, who set a six-furlong track record of 1:06.53 when winning the Sunshine Millions Dash here on Jan. 26; and possibly Gayego, the winner of the San Pedro Stakes for sprinters on Jan. 20.

Gayego worked six furlongs in 1:12.40 at Hollywood Park on Saturday, the fastest of 16 works at the distance. Georgie Boy worked seven furlongs in 1:23.60, the fastest of four workouts.

Two target Golden Shaheen

Bushwacker, the winner of the Grade 3 Vernon Underwood Stakes at Hollywood Park in December, and Barbecue Eddie, who has placed in two sprint stakes at this meeting, will make their next starts in the $2 million Golden Shaheen Sprint in Dubai on March 29.

Bushwacker, 11th in the Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26, worked five furlongs in 57.40 seconds at Hollywood Park on Friday, the fastest of 31 recorded works at the distance.

"That's only the half of it," trainer Bill Currin said. "He galloped out in 1:09 and three. He's ready, fit. I worked him with no Lasix, because I can't use it there. He's sound and he's ready to travel."

Currin said Joe Talamo will ride Bushwacker in the Golden Shaheen.

Barbecue Eddie, second in the El Conejo and Palos Verdes handicaps earlier this year, will have two more workouts before leaving for Dubai, trainer Brian Koriner said. "If everything goes well, we'll be there" in Dubai, Koriner said.

The Golden Shaheen also is expected to draw Idiot Proof, the runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Sprint who is winless in two starts this year - a third in the El Conejo and a second in the Phoenix Gold Cup at Turf Paradise last month. His last win came in the Grade 1 Ancient Title Stakes at the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meeting last fall.

Idiot Proof worked a half-mile in 47.80 seconds Saturday at Santa Anita.

Willow O Wisp skips Kilroe

Willow O Wisp, the winner of the Grade 3 Inglewood Handicap in 2006, was withdrawn from Saturday's Grade 1 Frank Kilroe Mile in favor of an allowance race later this month, trainer Vladimir Cerin said.

Cerin said that the gap since Willow O Wisp's third-place finish in the Turf Paradise Handicap on Feb. 16 was "a little quick back from his last one. There is nothing amiss."

Two trainers fined

Trainers Barry Abrams and Caesar Dominguez have been fined $500 each for "failure to properly report the gelding" of horses they started in mid-February.

Dominguez was cited for Prince Meyer, the 10th-place finisher in the third race on Feb. 15. Abrams was cited for Orbits World, who finished fourth in the ninth race on Feb. 16.

Trainer Clifford Sise has been fined $750 after Tropical Bid tested in excess of the permitted level of phenylbutazone following a second-place finish in the fifth race on Jan. 18.

Court orders CHRB to pay owner

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ordered the California Horse Racing Board to pay owner Jerry Jamgotchian $19,440 in attorney fees and costs and turn over some records related to the deaths of racehorses on California racetracks in 2006 and 2007.

Jamgotchian requested the information in 2007, but was denied by the California deputy attorney general. Under the recent ruling, Jamgotchian will receive limited information, such as the date and time of a horse's death, the racetrack at which the horse died, and the names of the attending veterinarians.

* Yankee Bravo, the winner of the California Derby at Golden Gate Fields in January, worked six furlongs in 1:13 at Hollywood Park on Saturday. He will make his next start in the Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds next Saturday.