07/09/2002 12:00AM

I'm All Yours's favorite trip


When you're speaking about 1 1/8 miles on the turf, you're talking I'm All Yours's game.

I'm All Yours has won five of his seven races at nine furlongs on turf, and he has a good shot at another such win in Thursday's eight race at Belmont Park, a $56,000 allowance. Nine 4-year-olds and up were entered for the race, to be run on the inner turf course, including two for the main track only.

I'm All Yours has been remarkably consistent on firm turf. Since winning his maiden on the Belmont turf in October 2000, I'm All Yours has run seven times on firm turf. He won five of those races and finished third the other two times, including in his last start, the Kingston Handicap for New York-breds at Belmont May 26. Had I'm All Yours not encountered a ridiculous amount of traffic trouble in the stretch of the Kingston, he might have won that race, too.

I'm All Yours has won two New York-bred stakes, the West Point over yielding turf last August at Saratoga and the Mohawk at Belmont last October, and he won a race similar to Thursday's at Aqueduct last November.

I'm All Yours, trained by Todd Pletcher, is a confirmed late-runner, and he should get at least a reasonable pace to run at Thursday under Jerry Bailey.

Three of the horses in the race are coupled: Stokosky, trained by Bill Mott, and Sumitas and Harrisand, both trained by Bobby Frankel.

Stokosky makes his first start in almost three months. His only victory in four starts this year came in a Gulfstream allowance in February. Sumitas has run in graded stakes in his last eight starts, but may find the distance of Thursday's race a bit short for him. His only victory in 10 United States races came in the Grade 2 Knickerbocker at 1 1/4 miles on the Belmont turf last October. He set an extremely slow pace in that race, something that is unlikely to happen Thursday. Harrisand steps up off a neck win in a three-other-than allowance May 26 on the Belmont turf.

Broadway Snowman drew the rail for the second straight race. Last out, in a four-other-than allowance on the Belmont turf in May, Broadway Snowman went to the front and finished second. Jose Santos may not be able to keep him off the lead in this race.

Serazzo and Prime Pine figure to contribute to the pace. Serazzo set the pace and tired to sixth going 1 1/4 miles at this level last month. Prime Pine's last two wins came in off-the-turf allowance races at Fair Grounds, but four of his six wins have come on turf.

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