10/22/2004 11:00PM

Goosy Moose captures Assault


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Trainer Danny Pish and jockey Roman Chapa teamed to win two of the four Texas-bred stakes that made up the Stars of Texas Day program at Lone Star Park on Saturday, including the featured $100,000 Assault with 10-1 shot Goosy Moose.

They also teamed to win the $50,000 Mocha Express with favorite Leaving On My Mind.

Goosy Moose ($21.80) was with the pace from the start in the mile and a sixteenth Assault, racing through the opening six furlongs in 1:11.07. In the stretch he took the lead, lost it and came back to edge Desert Darby by a nose in a tight photo. Goosey Moose covered the distance in 1:43.21.

"There are a lot of circumstances that get credited for winning races, but sometimes it's just blink luck," said Pish.

The win was the seventh in two days for Pish, who won four races on the program overall on Saturday, and three on Friday.

Goosey Moose earned $60,000 for the win in the Assault. He has now won 4 of 10 starts and $107,520 for his owner and breeder, Wilton Scott.

Leaving On My Mind ($5.40) won his third straight stakes race in the Mocha Express, drawing clear by five and a half lengths over Expect Will. It was a head back in third to Dixie Meister. Leading up to the Mocha Express, Leaving On My Mind won a division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama Park and the $100,000 Middleground Breeders' Cup. He covered six and a half furlongs in 1:17.02.

Leaving On My Mind earned $30,000 for the win, which was his fourth from 10 starts. He has earned $223,373 for his owner and breeder, George Wolff.

Native Annie best in Bogan

Native Annie ($3.80) rallied through the stretch to win the $75,000 Allen Bogan Memorial by a length over a sharp Jester Rehab. Hay Madison was another two and a half lengths back in third, but she was disqualified for interference and placed seventh. The action moved fourth-place finisher Slewpy's Storm up to third place in the Bogan.

Native Annie broke out at the start and settled in behind the bulk of the field going into the first turn. She advanced down the backside, was wide into the stretch, and went on to cover the one-mile for fillies and mares in 1:37.46. Carlos Marquez Jr. rode the winner, who is 3, for trainer Michael Stidham.

Native Annie races for her breeder, Stonerside Stable, and has now won 5 of 10 starts and $225,450.

* Ms Seneca Rock pulled the biggest upset on the program when she overcame trouble at the quarter pole and rallied to win the $50,000 Valor Farm at 20-1. She won by a length and a half over Martys Expectation, while it was another half-length back in third to favorite Tuned In.

Ms Seneca Rock raced in midpack early in the six and a half furlong race for 2-year-old fillies, was blocked near the quarter pole, then went on to cover the distance in 1:18.64. She paid $43.40. Don Simington rode the winner for Galen Huddleston and trainer Brian House.

* The Stars of Texas Day program complemented the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame inductions of Will Farish and Nelson Bunker Hunt. Attendance for the racing program was 7,487 and handle on the 10-race card was $1,476,200.