05/21/2001 11:00PM

Hallowed Dreams burns up the track


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Hallowed Dreams worked five furlongs in a blazing 56 seconds Saturday at Evangeline Downs in preparation for her first start outside of Louisiana, which will come Monday in the $100,000 Valid Expectations Stakes at Lone Star Park.

The Valid Expectations, a six-furlong sprint for fillies and mares, is one of seven stakes worth $1 million Monday at Lone Star. Billed as Lone Star Million Day, the card is topped by the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap.

Hallowed Dreams has won 21 of 22 starts, all in Louisiana. Trainer Lloyd Romero said a lack of races in Louisiana for Hallowed Dreams led him to point her to the Valid Expectations. He was pleased with her work Saturday, and like the clockers caught her in 56.

"I had her chasing a rabbit," said Romero. "I had a fast mare start about 15 lengths ahead of her and she caught the mare and beat her several lengths."

Hallowed Dreams's workmate was Moon Doll Two, a front-running claimer who has won 2 of 4 starts. Moon Doll Two was clocked in 1:01, the second-fastest of 12 five-furlong works on the Saturday tab at Evangeline Downs.

Sylvester Carmouche has the mount on Hallowed Dreams for the Valid Expectations. Others pointing for the race are Argentina Avenue, Fiesty Countess, Image of Glory, My Brent's Diamond, Naturalingredients, Sweet and Firm, and Miss Seffens.

Albarado live all day

Robby Albarado will ride Miss Seffens in the Valid Expectations, one of four strong mounts he has Monday at Lone Star. He is also booked to ride Gino's Spirits in the $200,000 WinStar Distaff, Morluc in the $100,000 Lone Star Park Turf Sprint, and One By the Knows in the $200,000 USA Stakes.

"I think I can have a great day," said Albarado, the second-leading rider at Churchill Downs. "Every horse I ride is pretty live."

Gino's Spirits and Morluc could both be the highweights in their races. Gino's Spirits was beaten a neck in her last start, which came in the Grade 3 Distaff Turf Mile at Churchill Downs, while Morluc won his last out, the Grade 3 Aegon Turf Sprint, also at Churchill.

"Morluc has great natural speed," said Albarado, who was aboard in the Aegon. "His advantage over the others is that he can get the jump on them."

Albarado rides Miss Seffens for the first time Monday. In her last start, Miss Seffens was a four-length allowance winner at Churchill. "I worked her during the week, and she went real nice," Albarado said.

One By the Knows is a three-time stakes winner who in his last start ran third in the Grade 3 Derby Trial. "He'll be trying the turf for the first time [in the USA]," said trainer Elliott Walden. "He's worked well on it twice, and I think he'll run well on it."

E J Harley makes local debut

E J Harley, a 9-year-old winner of $427,395, seeks his first win of the year in the sixth race Thursday night, a $35,000 claiming race over six furlongs. The race also drew Dixie Doodle, a local allowance winner who in his last start was seventh in the $100,000 Crescent Stakes.

E J Harley makes his first start for trainer Sam David Jr. on Thursday after previously being trained by David Vance. Owner Wilbur Giles chose to keep E J Harley close to his Little Rock, Ark., home this year so he could attend his races, instead of sending the horse to Kentucky with Vance.