05/14/2002 11:00PM

Hallowed Dreams sharp for Valid Expectations


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Hallowed Dreams, who was forced to miss the Victoria Lass Handicap at Fair Grounds in March because of colic, is working sharply for her return to the races, which is expected to come May 27 in the $100,000 Valid Expectations Stakes at Lone Star Park.

Last year, Hallowed Dreams won the six-furlong race for fillies and mares in her first start outside of Louisiana. She returned to Lone Star a month later and won the $75,000 Miller Lite Stakes, which is another summer goal for the mare.

The Miller Lite, to be held June 22, will be run over five furlongs on turf, a surface over which Hallowed Dreams is 3 for 3.

Hallowed Dreams missed the Victoria Lass on March 16 because she took ill. "She had an upset stomach," said Lloyd Romero, who co-owns and trains Hallowed Dreams. "She was a very sick puppy for three days. We had to give her some time, and now she's doing good." Judging by her last work, Hallowed Dreams is in tip-top shape. She smoked five furlongs in 57.20 seconds at her Evangeline Downs base in Lafayette, La., on May 4, and is scheduled to work again Saturday in preparation for the trip to Texas. "We plan on being there," said Romero, who indicated Marlon St. Julien will ride Hallowed Dreams.

St. Julien was aboard Hallowed Dreams for the first time in her last start, when she finished a close second in the $75,000 Pan Zareta Stakes at Fair Grounds on Feb. 9.

Overall, Hallowed Dreams has won 25 of 29 races and $729,143 for Romero and co-owner Johnny Gaspard.

Lone Star goes green

There will be no shortage of turf racing at Lone Star on Friday night, with three of the 10 races carded being run on grass, all at 1 1/16 miles. In the featured ninth, Royal Win drops from stakes company to the conditioned allowance ranks and meets Robe Bayou, an impressive maiden winner who makes both his two-turn and turf debut. In the seventh, Glitzi's Classic, a half-brother to regional turf standout Sarah Lane's Oates, will take on fellow maidens for trainer Andrew Leggio, while Green Power, a son of noted turf sire Green Dancer, meets maiden claimers in the third for trainer Henry Johnson.

Tailor Fit headed to Remington

Tailor Fit, the two-time world champion Quarter Horse who finished second at 1-5 in the Grade 1 MBNA America Oklahoma Challenge in his seasonal debut last Saturday, came out of the race in good order and is to make his next start in the Grade 1, $100,000 Remington Park Championship on June 8.

"He's no worse for the wear," said Janet VanBebber, who trains Tailor Fit. "I'm not disappointed in the horse. I'm disappointed for the horse."

VanBebber said she has also nominated Tailor Fit to the Grade 1, $80,000 MBNA Texas Challenge Championship at Sam Houston Race Park on July 13.

* Jockey G.R. Carter set a Remington Park record for wins on a program last Friday when he won seven races on a 20-race card.