05/20/2008 12:00AM

Gomez set for another big Million Day


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Jockey Garrett Gomez swept into Lone Star Park on Memorial Day a year ago and won the three graded stakes run on the Lone Star Million Day program. He is positioned to have another big day here Monday. Gomez is booked to ride two starting highweights - Giant Gizmo in the Grade 3, $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap and Costume in the Grade 3, $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff - as well as probable favorite Boss Lafitte in the $100,000 USA.

"He's going to be real busy," said Ron Anderson, Gomez's agent, who on Tuesday was firming up mounts for some of the other stakes on Million Day.

Million Day comprises six stakes worth $1.1 million, which makes the card the richest in Texas. Gomez won last year's Lone Star with Bob and John, the Ouija Board with Lady of Venice, and the Grade 3, $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup with Embossed.

Giant Gizmo, who won the Grade 3 Alysheba at Churchill on May 2, is weighted at 118 pounds for the Lone Star. He is expected to be the starting highweight along with Zanjero (118). Bobby Frankel trains Giant Gizmo for Stronach Stables. Others that Lone Star stakes coordinator Mike Shamburg expects to run in the 1 1/16-mile race are Cowtown Cat (117), Magnum (117), Stella Mark (115), and Won Awesome Dude (112). Going Ballistic (116) and One Lucky Buck (114) are under consideration for the Lone Star as well as the Dallas Turf Cup.

Costume, who has won consecutive Grade 2 races at Santa Anita for Juddmonte Farms and Frankel, is the expected starting highweight in the Ouija Board at 119 pounds. Brownie Points, the runner-up in the one-mile turf race for fillies and mares last year, is weighted at 118 and is expected to run, according to her trainer, Donnie Von Hemel. Candy Ball (115), who won a pair of stakes this winter at Fair Grounds, is also being pointed for the Ouija Board, trainer Andrew Leggio said Tuesday. Shamburg also expects Forest Melody (115), La Tee (115), Tears I Cry (115), Barbette (114), Buddha Lady (114), Emma Grace (113), and Nine M. M. (113). Another possible starter is Super Freaky (115).

Boss Lafitte, the winner of the Grade 3 Transylvania at Keeneland for Uptown Racing and trainer Tom Amoss, leads the list of early probables for the USA. Shamburg said the 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-olds could also draw Cape Time, Red Birds Magic, and Trackerman. Trackerman won a first-level allowance with a big kick on May 4, and will be ridden by Quincy Hamilton, trainer Pat Mouton said Tuesday.

Trackerman's half-brother Swains News will make his stakes debut in the Dallas Turf Cup after winning his last three starts impressively. Mouton said the horse is scheduled to be ridden by Hamilton. Medici Code is highweighted at 120 pounds in the 1 1/8-mile Dallas Turf Cup. The runner-up in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby in November, he is expected to start Monday for trainer Darrell Vienna. Others Shamburg considers possible for the race are Embossed (117), Inca King (116), Scrappy Roo (116), Church Service (115), Jazz Quest (115), Mr. Wolverine (115), Storm Military (115), Eighteenthofmarch (114), Skim the Till (112), and Wise River (112). Swains News is weighted at 113.

Euphony, who is undefeated in three starts, leads the list of early probables for the $100,000 Cinemine, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies. Possibles include Classie Baloo, Ruffaroundtheedges, Storm Mesa, and Uno Mas Promesa.

The $100,000 Valid Expectations, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares, has a working list of Moneyin-mywranglers, Starry Pie, Stormin Quality, and Sutra. Wrenice, an easy allowance winner here Saturday in her first start since December, will go back in the Valid Expectations provided she trains well over the next several days, said her trainer, Randy Mayfield.

A flight bringing horses from Kentucky was to be here Wednesday. A plane bringing horses from California was scheduled for Thursday, according to an official for the Tex Sutton charter company. Monday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a high of 88 degrees. Entries for the stakes are Saturday.

Filly trials for TTA Sales Futurity

Three trial races will be run Thursday night for the $100,000-estimated fillies division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity. The first four finishers from each trial will earn a spot in the finale here June 7.

Bridesmaid, a half-sister to Postponed, winner of the Grade 2 Peter Pan in 2000, will make her career debut in the first trial, which goes as the third race. She is a daughter of Valid Expectations, who gets 19 percent juvenile debut winners. Luis Quinonez has the mount for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Sorensen's Song, who won her debut at Lone Star on April 18, looks like the one to beat in the second trial, which will go as the fifth race. The final trial of the night goes as the seventh race, and starters include Cuvee's Pride, who was the runner-up to Sorensen's Song in April.