05/21/2001 12:00AM

Hear ye: Oye Yoye Yoye tries the grass


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Stakes winners Speed Gun and My Golden Son are among the five 3-year-olds in Wednesday's feature, but Oye Yoye Yoye could also be tough in the six-furlong turf dash for $80,000 optional claimers.

Oye Yoye Yoye is sent out by one of Woodbine's hottest trainers, Bob Tiller, who captured Saturday's Marine Stakes with Win City. Oye Yoye Yoye won two of his four juvenile outings, but has improved significantly this year in terms of Beyer Figures.

Oye Yoye Yoye was a very respectable third in his seasonal debut in the six-furlong Woodstock Stakes. The winner, Lunar Secret, came back to finish third in the Grade 2 Marine Stakes, while runner-up Dream Launcher dusted maidens in his next appearance.

Most recently in a $62,500 optional claimer, Oye Yoye Yoye stalked front-running San Mont Andreas en route to a daylight victory over the classy Jet Drive. His six-furlong clocking of 1:10.40 earned him an excellent 93 Beyer.

Oye Yoye Yoye makes his grass debut Wednesday with regular rider David Clark at the helm.

"We've finally got him on the turf," said Gail Tiller, the trainer's wife and loudest booster. "He's by Blushing John, and I think he'll really like the grass."

Oye Yoye Yoye's dam, Bunburner, has produced two runners who have tried the grass, but only one of them was able to place on that surface.

Tiller will also saddle the speedy Rare Endeavour in Wednesday's sixth event, a seven-furlong preliminary allowance for 3-year-olds.

Lining up from the rail out in the second-race are Minden Monarch with Patrick Husbands aboard; Oye Yoye Yoye, David Clark; Ruby Shoes, Constant Montpellier; My Golden Son, James McKnight; and Speed Gun, Emile Ramsammy.

Speed Gun won the one-mile Summer Stakes on the lawn Sept. 10, which came just three starts after he was claimed by trainer Steve Owens from his maiden win for $25,000.

Speed Gun, who won two other races at 2, hasn't run since he finished a well-beaten fourth to Macho Uno on dirt in the Grade 1 Grey BC Stakes Oct. 9.

My Golden Son was claimed for $40,000 by trainer Mike Wright Jr. at Laurel in January, and won his next outing there in the six-furlong Horatius Stakes. He hasn't come closing to duplicating that effort in three subsequent excursions, including a fade job over a good track here in the Woodstock Stakes.

My Golden Son is trying the grass for the first time here and isn't bred for the unfamiliar footing.