10/24/2003 11:00PM

Gorham has strong duo


MUSKEGON, Mich. - Trainer Bob Gorham will have a powerful one-two punch when Great Lakes Downs ends its 2003 meeting Tuesday evening.

Rockem Sockem and Heza Mountain Man should be the favorites in the $34,888-added Michigan Futurity, which was split after 14 2-year-old Michigan-bred colts and geldings were entered.

All entrants will carry 122 pounds in the seven-furlong races, which will be the first two of the 11-race card.

Rockem Sockem had one of the best performances of the meet, winning his division of the Michigan Sire Stakes by 12 lengths.

Heza Mountain Man won the Little Ones Stakes, the first 2-year-old race here, in August. A month later, Rockem Sockem beat Heza Mountain Man after a stretch battle.

Joe Judice, second in the jockey standings, will be aboard Heza Mountain Man in the first race. Also running are Sir Marlin, Elite Service, Exclusivenjoyment, The Suave Commoner, Lucky Sixes, and Secretary Hit. Exclusivenjoyment and Lucky Sixes will be coupled in the wagering.

Rockem Sockem drew the inside post and will be ridden by Tommy Molina. Also entered are King of the Valley, Hephzi Bah, Spider Time, Coin Make, Monetary Dancer, and Cool Competitor.