09/01/2005 12:00AM

Great Lakes: Entry heads field of six


The entry of Fiji Island and Giddy Up Girl heads a field of six Michigan-bred juvenile fillies in the $50,000 Temptress Stakes at Great Lakes Downs. All starters will carry 119 pounds in the Temptress, a six-furlong race that is in its twenty-first running.

Fiji Island and Giddy Up Girl are both trained by James Jackson. Like the rest of the field, they will be trying six furlongs for the first time.

Giddy Up Girl, owned by Jackson and his wife, Laura, was most impressive in her maiden win, scoring by 4 1/4 lengths while leaving something in reserve. Leading rider Terry Houghton has the call on Giddy Up Girl.

Fiji Island, owned by Rosendo Parra's Millennium Farms, graduated from the maiden ranks at second asking with a three-length win over the boys. Luis Martinez Sr. rides the homebred Fiji Island, who was named for an annual fraternity party from Parra's University of Maryland days.

"I believe she may be as good as Born to Dance," Jackson said. Born to Dance, owned by Parra, was Michigan's horse of the year as a juvenile in 2000.

Trainer Bobby Barron will send out Gamealltheway, who, like the Jackson pair, won in her second outing. Mary Doser will handle the reins.

Bob Gorham will saddle a pair in the Temptress, Keewano and Rockem S'More. Rockem S'More a first-time starter, is a full sister to last year's horse of the year in Michigan, Rockem Sockem.

The Temptress is the eighth race on the 6:30 p.m. card.