08/06/2007 11:00PM

I'm All Out gets a try on the turf


DEL MAR, Calif. - Assuming he does not behave like a goofball, I'm All Out can win his third consecutive race on Thursday at Del Mar, according to trainer Mike Mitchell.

Since being gelded in the spring, I'm All Out is unbeaten in two starts, beating maidens and winning a first-condition allowance race in sprints at Hollywood Park. In Thursday's seventh race, run at 1 1/16 miles on grass, I'm All Out will start on turf for the first time.

"He has that style where he makes one run," Mitchell said. "I think he'll like it."

Owned by Jay and Gretchen Manoogian, I'm All Out lost his first six starts, finishing second in five of those races, and then was gelded.

"We gelded him and it really did help him," Mitchell said. "He was impressive when he broke his maiden."

Mitchell was less enthused about I'm All Out's one-length win in an allowance race at 7o1/2 furlongs on July 14.

"He clowns around when he makes the lead," Mitchell said.

I'm All Out is one of nine 3-year-olds in the seventh race, an optional claimer. I'm All Out will need to stay focused through the stretch to win a race that has drawn a decent field, including the capable stalkers Daytona, Law Breaker, and Warning Zone.

Daytona ran the best race of his career when he won an optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles on turf on July 20. Daytona stalked the pace to early stretch and pulled clear to win by 4 1/4 lengths.

Law Breaker was sixth in a division of the Oceanside Stakes on July 18, his first start since finishing second in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita in February. Trained by Bob Baffert, Law Breaker finished a close third in the Eddie Logan Stakes on turf at Santa Anita last winter.

Warning Zone will be making his first start since winning a division of the Grade 3 Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park last November.

Trainer John Sadler has Warning Zone nominated for Saturday's La Jolla Handicap but has opted for Thursday's race. Warning Zone was sidelined with an injury after the Generous Stakes. He has worked well in recent weeks, including six furlongs on turf in 1:14 on July 23.