09/12/2002 12:00AM

Great Lakes track report


MUSKEGON, Mich. - Born to Dance and Sweetwater Promise, trainer James Jackson's one-two punch, will face six other 3-year-old statebred fillies in the $45,000 Michigan Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday evening.

On the undercard, Beau Classic heads a field of six in the $45,000 Patrick Wood Stakes for 2-year-old statebred colts and geldings.

Born to Dance, last year's Michigan horse of the year, was undefeated here until Sweetwater Promise stepped up and beat her in last month's Ann Arbor Stakes. Born to Dance had previously won the Plymouth and Regret stakes this meet.

Joe Judice has the return call aboard Sweetwater Promise, while Roberto Perez takes over the reins on Born to Dance from the sidelined Terry Houghton. Both are owned by Rosendo Parra.

Part Magic and Bad Thing, second and third in the Ann Arbor, will be back to contest the Michigan Oaks.

The Oaks will be the ninth race on the 10-race card, which gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Eastern.

Beau Classic, a seven-length winner of The Little Ones last month, faces four foes from that race in the Patrick Wood at six furlongs.

Owned by John Carlesimo and trained by Bob Miller, Beau Classic was beaten a half-length by Hola C Bright in his debut. He then won his maiden with little problem before his triumph in The Little Ones. Perez returns in the irons.