10/02/2007 11:00PM

Jonesboro may be tried on turf

EmailJonesboro, who surpassed the $500,000 mark in earnings last weekend with his runner-up finish in the Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup, could make his turf debut later this month at his base of Remington Park.

Trainer Randy Morse said Wednesday that Jonesboro is under consideration for the $100,000 Remington Green Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile turf race will be run on the Oklahoma Derby undercard Oct. 21.

"We've kind of wanted to try him on the grass," said Morse, who trains Jonesboro for Michael Langford. "I had worked him at Churchill on the grass [earlier this year], and he worked really good."

Jonesboro turned in a strong performance in the Hawthorne Gold Cup. He set the pace in the 1 1/4-mile race and finished 2 1/4 lengths behind winner Student Council. Jonesboro earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 95.

"He dug in and he tried," Morse said. "He fought hard to the wire."

* Classic Actress, who defeated males last out in the $50,000 Red Earth Derby, returns to the overnight ranks in Friday night's first race, a $30,000 optional claimer for 3-year-old fillies at 7 1/2 furlongs on turf.