08/15/2001 12:00AM

Great Lakes


MUSKEGON, Mich. - Kentucky invader Born to Dance will face five Michigan-bred 2-year-old fillies in the $45,000 Temptress Stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs on Friday evening at Great Lakes Downs.

Born to Dance is owned by Rosendo Parra and trained by James Jackson, who for years was a leading trainer at Detroit Race Course. Jackson moved his operation to Kentucky after DRC closed and now makes occasional forays here with his Michigan-bred runners. Born to Dance won her maiden race handily here July 16.

Midway Girl, owned by West Hawk Stables, was second to Born to Dance on July 16, beaten by 4 1/2 lengths, but came back last week to win her maiden for trainer David Kesler, who has also entered a pair for the Leonardi Racing Stable.

* A pair of Great Lakes Downs track records fell this week, two years to the day after they were set. Tuesday, True Wisper took a tick off four-time Michigan champion Karate Miss's six-furlong record when he sped the distance in 1:13.37. Mary Doser was aboard the 5-year-old True Wisper, who is owned by Gene and Phyllis Gilmore and trained by Larry Uelmen, when he beat a field of $10,000 Michigan-bred runners.

Monday, Touch of Power needed a track record to beat That Gift, a three-time state champion, in an allowance race at 6 1/2 furlongs. Touch of Power rallied five wide and gained a half-length victory in 1:19.57. Winning Request's time of 1:19.62 had stood for two years. Leading rider Terry Houghton was aboard Touch of Power, who is trained by Gerald Bennett, the leader at the meet.

* Doser won three races Sunday evening, winning aboard Lord Zack ($20.60) in the opener, then taking the late daily double with Lettet Rumble ($3.60) and Weezy ($10.40).