10/23/2001 11:00PM

Headley could win two


ELMONT, N.Y. - Bruce Headley's main objective while he is in town is to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint with Kona Gold, but while the California trainer is here, he also wouldn't mind winning Friday's $150,000 First Flight Handicap with Kalookan Queen.

Kalookan Queen is one of seven fillies and mares entered in the seven-furlong First Flight, a Grade 2 race. Dream Supreme, the 121-pound highweight, is the likely favorite.

Kalookan Queen, a 5-year-old mare, arrived from Santa Anita Park on Tuesday afternoon along with Kona Gold, who seeks a repeat victory in the Sprint.

In her last start, Kalookan Queen won the Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar on Aug. 19. She dueled head and head with Go Go from the quarter pole home and hung in for a neck win.

Headley, who is visiting New York for the first time, said Kalookan Queen, who has raced outside of California just once in 15 career starts, is not just here to keep Kona Gold company.

"Kalookan Queen is also training sharply; blazing the track," Headley said. "It will take a good filly to beat her. She's a runner."

Alex Solis, Kona Gold's rider, has the mount on Kalookan Queen, who drew post 2, and figures to be up close early.

Dream Supreme, a Grade 1 winner, was forced to miss the Gallant Bloom on Sept. 29 because of a bruised foot. Trained by Bill Mott, Dream Supreme has had three works for the First Flight and should be ready.

Pat Day has the mount on Dream Supreme, who will likely stalk the early leaders in her first start since finishing second in the Grade 1 Ballerina.

Also in the field are Ballerina winner Shine Again; Finder's Fee, a closer who loves Belmont; and Tugger, who has won four this year, including the Noble Damsel in her last start.