11/13/2002 1:00AM

Hoosier Park track report


ANDERSON, Ind. - Hurricane Hebe and Deviled Ham, both undefeated, pack a solid one-two punch for trainer Ray Stifano in Friday night's $70,000 Miss Indiana Stakes at six furlongs. Owned by the Circle S Ranch of Mari George, the coupled entry will take on eight other Indiana-bred 2-year-old fillies.

Hurricane Hebe has won both her starts by daylight despite a habit of not breaking well. In her career debut on Sept. 6, she hopped at the start but opened a 3 1/2-length lead after a quarter-mile. She flew through 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.82, by far the fastest time for a 2-year-old at the meet.

When Hurricane Hebe returned on Oct. 4, she threw her head at the break of the 5 1/2-furlong City of Anderson Stakes. Once again she was well clear after a quarter-mile, and she scored by 3 3/4 lengths while in hand.

Entrymate Deviled Ham won her career debut by a length under a confident hand ride on Sept. 30 but has not been tested further. Lester Knight has the ride aboard Hurricane Hebe and Mike Morgan will ride Deviled Ham.

Miss Dakota, trained by Michael Lauer, has not finished off the board in five starts and comes off a strong Oct. 28 allowance win. Lauer claimed Miss Dakota for $30,000 out of maiden company at Churchill Downs this summer. Jon Court will be in to ride.

Cattle Kate won her maiden with ease for owner-trainer Gary Patrick Oct. 7, and has not been worse than second in four starts. Orlando Mojica will ride.

* Jockey Tommy Pompell had five consecutive two-victory days last week. Despite the strong week, Pompell remains sixth in the standings with 41 wins. Trainer Kelly Von Hemel also had a strong week, sending out five winners from nine starters. He now has 11 wins at the meet.