11/07/2003 12:00AM

Hoosier Park: Two stakes feature statebreds


ANDERSON, Ind. - The progeny of registered Indiana stallions will compete in a pair of $35,000, 1 1/16-mile stakes for statebreds.

Gorgeous N Greedy will make her stakes debut in a field of nine contesting the Richmond Stakes for fillies and mares. She faces defending champion Maggie's Dream and rates a slight edge in an evenly matched field.

Trained by Gary Patrick, Gorgeous N Greedy has registered both of her wins this year at a mile or over and comes off a third against one-other-than allowance company. Rafael Mojica Jr. has been named to ride from post 7.

Maggie's Dream has not won since her 17 3/4-length romp in this race last year. She showed signs of life in her last start, opening up by four lengths entering the stretch of the six-furlong Merrillville Stakes on Oct. 11 but faded late. She likely will be in front early, and it will be up to Lester Knight to rate her speed over the route.

- In the Gus Grissom, for males, 3-year-old Mo Steely will look for his first stakes victory. Trained by David Norris, Mo Steely has a pair of allowance wins over statebreds at sprint distances this year and makes his first attempt at 1 1/16 miles. Tommy Pompell has the ride from post 2.

Whenthesmokeclears, trained by Lori Smock, and Indy Energy appear the main threats to likely pacesetter Mo Steely.

Whenthesmokeclears has not been out since late September, when he registered an allowance win over open company going a mile. Rodney Prescott rides from post 3.

Indy Energy, with leading rider Orlando Mojica aboard, will likely inherit the role of favorite. He has not won since capturing the William Henry Harrison Stakes at Indiana Downs last spring, but comes into the race off a third in the six-furlong Brickyard Stakes here on Oct. 19. He breaks from post 4.