08/05/2002 11:00PM

Greenman goes for a double


DEL MAR, Calif. - Dean Greenman has big expectations for his two starters on Thursday's card at Del Mar - Yet Anothernatalie in the second race and Groom on the Run in the featured seventh.

"I hope to win two," he said.

Neither horse is likely to be favored. Each runs in a turf race over 1 1/16 miles.

Yet Anothernatalie starts in a $62,500 claiming race, her first start for Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and Greenman after being claimed in a six-way shake for $50,000 on July 26. Thursday's race marks Yet Anothernatalie's first start around two turns.

Groom on the Run won a $62,500 claimer over 1 1/16 miles on turf on July 31 and returns in a first-condition allowance race against California-breds. The quick turnaround does not bother Greenman.

"The only reason I'm bringing him back that quick is he only ran a quarter-mile the other day," Greenman said.

A certain closer, Groom on the Run rallied from 10 lengths off the pace to win by 1 1/2 lengths on July 31. It was his first victory since winning a $50,000 claimer for maidens on dirt at Santa Anita on March 28.

"He can run on either surface as long as there is speed up front," Greenman said. "He's not a great horse, but a good horse."

Greenman said Groom on the Run did not bleed from the lungs in the July 31 race despite returning to the winner's circle with blood in his mouth.

"He had a cut in his mouth," Greenman said. "It was no big deal."

Groom on the Run is owned by Judy and Kirk Robison, who bought him for $25,000 as a 2-year-old in-training. He is the lone 3-year-old in Thursday's seventh race.

There is ample speed for Groom on the Run to chase. Gypsy Road, Morning Wine, Scotty Wotty, Ron Cherry, and Slippery When Bet have shown speed.

Morning Wine may go favored. Trained by Paul Aguirre, Morning Wine won two consecutive starts earlier this year, and has been second and third in two races at this level on turf in the last three months.

The 4-year-old Morning Wine was beaten two lengths in his last start on July 4, closing from the back of the field. On May 24, he finished third after leading to the final sixteenth.

Slippery When Bet will be well supported. He won a starter allowance race over 1 1/16 miles on July 25 and was second by a nose on turf in a similar race on July 5.