02/17/2006 12:00AM

Frisco Star should improve in stakes debut


ALBANY, Calif. - Frisco Star makes his stakes debut at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday in the $40,000-added Novato, an overnight stakes.

The colt has four rivals in the six-furlong race for 3-year-olds, including stakes-placed Barber, who finished a head behind him on Jan. 26 at Bay Meadows. The others are Midwesterner, a sensational debut winner, Wilmore, and Toss the Pearls.

, who has the Lost in the Fog connections of owner Harry Aleo, trainer Greg Gilchrist, and jockey Russell Baze, broke a track record at Santa Rosa in his debut last Aug. 6. His narrow victory Jan. 26 in his second start was better than it looks.

Frisco Star didn't handle the track well and appeared beaten at the sixteenth pole as he trailed The Missile Came and Barber. But he dug in and got up for the win. Since then he has turned in a bullet five-furlong work in 58 seconds and an easy half-mile maintenance drill.

"I think you'll see a better horse," Gilchrist said.

Frisco Star drew the rail, just inside , a wire-to-wire winner who earned a 92 Beyer in his Jan. 29 debut.

"You'd prefer the outside, but he's had two races and shouldn't be bothered," Gilchrist said.

Press Camp takes Tiburon wire to wire

Press Camp and Victorina, a stablemate of Frisco Star, finished one-two in Thursday's $49,350 Tiburon overnight stakes. Press Camp led all the way under jockey Roberto Gonzalez, who recorded his 3,995th victory in the race.

"I didn't really ask her early, but I realized if I took back, I'd wind up being wide and getting dirt in her face, so I took the lead," Gonzalez said.

Press Camp's trainer, Billy Morey, said he approved of Gonzalez's decision to go right to the front.

"Plan A was to stalk," Morey said. "Plan B was to go if nobody went. Instead of playing cat-and-mouse down the backstretch and getting caught wide, Gonzo made the decision to go. He may have asked a bit of her early, but she held up well enough to hold off one of the most talented fillies up here."

Baze was aboard Victorina, who was making her first start since Oct. 20.

"She was a little green around horses," Baze said.

Seven expected for All American

A field of seven is shaping up for Monday's Grade 2, $150,000 All American Handicap.

Trainer Warren Stute supplemented Greeley's Galaxy, last year's Illinois Derby winner, into the race. Buzzards Bay, who won last year's Golden Gate Derby, is already on the grounds in Jedd Josephson's barn for trainer Ron Ellis. Also expected to run is Trickey Trevor, whose two-race win streak was snapped after he set suicidal fractions in the Sunshine Millions Classic. They will likely be joined by multiple stakes winner Adreamisborn and Ace Blue - who, like Trickey Trevor, are trained by Jerry Hollendorfer - as well as Melanyhasthepapers and Molengao.

Carr gets days for winning ride

After winning Wednesday's $41,100 Fairfax Stakes aboard Carthage, jockey Dennis Carr was concerned that he might face a suspension after his horse came over early.

"They'll give me some time to think about it," he said after the race.

His prediction came true Thursday when he was handed a three-day suspension.

"I thought they handled it very well," he said of the stewards' decision. "It didn't cost anybody the race, and they should have kept my horse up. I came over, and I did have room on the two inside me, but I did crowd [Wind Water] a bit."

Carr will sit next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, as will Jorge Ayarza, who was handed three days for causing interference in the stretch and getting disqualified from seventh to eighth aboard Giggle for Goldy in the ninth race last Sunday.

Chance Rollins was given a five-day suspension, Feb. 23 through March 1, for causing interference on the backstretch aboard Tizaflyin in Wednesday's second race.