10/22/2002 11:00PM

Great Lakes track report


MUSKEGON, Mich. - Beau Classic heads a field of six juveniles in Friday night's $45,000-added Michigan Futurity as Great Lakes Downs enters the final week of its 2002 racing season. The race for Michigan breds has been shortened from a mile and 70 yards to seven furlongs this year and will be the opener on a nine-race card.

Beau Classic, who is owned by John Carlesimo and trained by former Detroit Lions player Bob Miller, is riding a three-race win streak after a second in his debut. His last two starts resulted in convincing wins in the Little Ones and the Patrick Wood Stakes. Regular rider Roberto Perez will be aboard Beau Classic from the outside post.

Facing Beau Classic are Akatsakat, Tommy Molina in the irons; Hola C Bright, Joe Judice; Jaguar Joe, James Schwartz; Diamond Time, Freddie Mata; and Blue Cobalt, Luis Martinez.