01/18/2003 12:00AM

Golden Made bound for Correction


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Debra Sones's first stop following Friday's eighth race at Aqueduct - after the visiting the winner's circle, that is - was the racing office where she nominated Golden Made to the $75,000 Correction Handicap on Feb. 1.

Golden Made earned her spot in that six-furlong stakes race with an impressive, front-running score in Friday's classified allowance race. Golden Made, owned, bred, and trained by Sones, covered six furlongs in 1:11.32 in her first start since Nov. 28.

"I was very, very proud of her yesterday," Sones said Saturday. "She has trained very, very well over the inner dirt - she had a bullet work last Saturday - so I thought she took to that surface very well. You either really like it or you don't."

Sones said Golden Made was given a freshening because she had run 12 times from May to November.

"The weather played into it, too. The track hadn't been that great for training so I thought it was a good time to give her a little rest," Sones said. "She came back great."

The victory was the 11th from 27 starts for Golden Made, a 5-year-old New Jersey-bred daughter of Allen's Prospect out of the mare I'm Country. Sones claimed I'm Country for $12,500, but retired her after she developed bad knees.

Golden Made is the second foal out of I'm Country and has now earned $341,730. The first foal, Country Music, a 6-year-old son of Press Card, has won 7 of 35 starts and earned $185,366. According to Sones, Country Music will return from a layoff and is likely to run at this meet.

In the Friday allowance race that Golden Made won, Saskya stumbled at the start and unseated jockey Mike Luzzi. Despite running around for almost 10 minutes, Saskya appeared to come back okay, according to trainer Tom Bush. Luzzi was also uninjured.

Multiple Choice to try Paumonok

Multiple Choice, winner of the Sport Page and Gravesend handicaps in his last two starts, will go for his third consecutive stakes victory in Saturday's $75,000 Paumonok Handicap.

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens chose the Paumonok over the General George Handicap, a Grade 2, $200,000 stakes race at Laurel Park on Feb. 17.

"I'm sure he is a better horse than he was last year, but I've never had any luck shipping him anywhere," Jerkens said. "I think keeping him here and at six furlongs will keep him fresher and he might be better off down the road for races like the Carter."

The Paumonok field will most likely include Esteemed Friend, Say Florida Sandy, Shake the Dice, and either Crossing Point or Sassy Hound. Vodka is also possible.

* Shaun Bridgmohan was suspended 10 days for careless riding during the running of Friday's second race, which resulted in his mount, Bensonhurst's Best, being disqualified from first and placed fifth. Bridgmohan appealed the suspension and will ride until his appeal is heard.

* Redhead Riot, pointing to the Correction Handicap, worked four furlongs in 50.46 seconds on Saturday over the Belmont training track.

* Grey Comet, the Count Fleet winner, worked five furlongs in 1:02.43 at Aqueduct on Friday. Grey Comet will put his 4-for-4 record on the line in the Whirlaway Stakes on Feb. 8.