11/24/2001 12:00AM

Getyourbritchesngo ready to move on


NEW ORLEANS - There is joy emanating from the Sam David barn - Getyourbritchesngo is about to race.

And it's not just that Getyourbritchesngo seems poised to win a third-level allowance sprint, the feature on Monday at Fair Grounds. It also means that the 3-year-old colt won't be training for the next couple days.

"He's go, go, go," David said Saturday. "He's pretty hard to rate. My exercise boy is always happy to see him in a race. It means he doesn't have to gallop him."

Getyourbritchesngo has been a pleasant surprise for David since he returned to the races in August. Though the colt had been competitive in allowance company during a winter campaign, he was badly beaten in a Texas-bred stakes in March and didn't race for five months. When he returned, it was with lowered expectations: His first start back came in an $18,000 claiming race at Arlington.

Getyourbritchesngo was beaten that day, showing speed and finishing second, but David liked what he saw and bumped the colt up to the $35,000 claiming level for his next start. Getyourbritchesngo won easily that day, the first score of a three-race winning streak that included two of the faster six-furlong times recorded at the Arlington meet.

Getyourbritchesngo had his win streak snapped in his most recent start, but he ran admirably in defeat, finishing a good second - three lengths clear of the show horse - to the classy Beware Avalanche. Now the question is whether Getyourbritchesngo can carry his form to a new racetrack.

"Any time you change something up with a horse that's gotten good like he has, you worry that they'll go downhill just as fast," David said. "He did work well here."

Getyourbritchesngo will be ridden by Corey Lanerie and has drawn outside five rivals, the most interesting of which are Ceviche and Zarb's Luck. Ceviche was badly beaten by the standout sprinter Kettle Man in his last start at Louisiana Downs, but was competitive in races over the summer at higher class levels than this one. Zarb's Luck had an excellent meet here last season, compiling a 2-3-1 record in six starts.