11/05/2004 12:00AM

Lewises purchase Quiet Honor

Trainer Wally Dollase is preparing A.P. Adventure for the three-race La Canada series at Santa Anita this winter.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Quiet Honor, who was pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Lone Star Park last month but was not entered, was purchased privately recently by prominent owners Bob and Beverly Lewis.

Quiet Honor was previously owned by Bearing Point Ventures and Andy and Paula Capestro. In her lone career start, Quiet Honor scored an eye-catching five-length win in a maiden race over 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa Anita Oct. 10. She was always near the front and was timed in 1:17.86.

The purchase price was not disclosed, according to trainer Paula Capestro. The filly was recently turned over to Bob Baffert, who trained Quiet Honor's sire, 1998 Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet. Baffert has trained numerous stakes winners for the Lewises, including 1997 Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm.

Baffert said he has no short-term plans for Quiet Honor. He said she is unlikely to run in the $100,000 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies over seven furlongs at Hollywood Park on Nov. 21.

"She's going to love going a distance," he said. "From here on out, her races will be long."

A.P. Adventure gears for comeback

The Lewises have had a top 3-year-old filly this year with A.P. Adventure, who won the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita in February. Unraced since finishing sixth in the Kentucky Oaks in April, A.P. Adventure is nearing a comeback with trainer Wally Dollase.

Friday, A.P. Adventure worked six furlongs in 1:12.20, the fastest of 14 recorded works at the distance. Jockey Mike Smith was aboard for the workout.

Dollase said A.P. Adventure has the three-race La Canada series at Santa Anita this winter as a long-term goal. The first leg of that series is the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes over seven furlongs, which is run during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Dollase said that A.P. Adventure was given a break at Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., during the summer, and has rebounded well since returning to training.

"What a difference the layoff has made," he said.

Declan's Moon, Greek Sun prep

Two graded stakes horses worked on Friday - the 2-year-old Declan's Moon and the 3-year-old Greek Sun.

Declan's Moon, unraced since winning the Grade 2 Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 8, breezed six furlongs in 1:14. The workout was moved forward a day to avoid expected wet weather on Saturday.

Declan's Moon worked alone, but had to weave through two galloping horses in the first furlong before the workout began in earnest. Declan's Moon worked the final half-mile in 48 seconds, according to trainer Ron Ellis.

Ellis and co-owner Samantha Siegel skipped the Breeders' Cup Juvenile to have Declan's Moon ready for two races at the current Hollywood Park meeting - the Grade 3 Prevue Stakes over seven furlongs on Nov. 20 and the Grade 1 Hollywood Futurity over 1 1/16 miles on Dec. 18.

Greek Sun, the winner of the Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita last month, worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Friday. Trained by Bobby Frankel for Peter Angelos, Greek Sun is considered a top candidate for the $500,000 Hollywood Derby over 1 1/4 miles on turf on Nov. 28. Greek Sun won the Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap here last June.

The Hollywood Derby is likely to draw a strong field. Expected starters include Artie Schiller, Imperialism, Laura's Lucky Boy, and Salford City. Artie Schiller finished 12th as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Mile on Oct. 30. Trained in New York by Jimmy Jerkens, Artie Schiller won four stakes on the East Coast earlier this year.

Salford City recently joined trainer Patrick Biancone's stable from England. The winner of the Greenham Stakes at Newbury in April, Salford City finished sixth in the 2000 Guineas, fifth in the English Derby, and ninth in the Coral Eclipse Stakes in subsequent starts in England.

De Francis possibility for Pico Central

Pico Central, the winner of four major stakes this year and a top candidate for champion sprinter, may make his next start in the Grade 1 $300,000 Frank De Francis Memorial Dash over six furlongs at Pimlico on Nov. 20, trainer Paulo Lobo said.

Lobo said that Pico Central is still under consideration for the $350,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 27. The Grade 1 Cigar Mile has been Pico Central's goal since he won the Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park last month.

"I'm going to leave the door open" to run at Pimlico, Lobo said. "We'll play it by ear."

Two other California-based runners are expected for the Cigar Mile - Kela, the runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, and During, a four-time stakes winner who is winless in his last seven starts.

The Cigar Mile will be During's final start before going to stud, according to trainer Nick Hines.

Owned by Jim McIngvale, During finished fourth in the Metroplex Mile at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30 but was promoted to third after Spanish Empire was demoted from second to fourth for causing interference.

Nobody yet able to pick 9 for 9

The Golden State Rewards Network, a California-based awards program for racegoers, is hosting a free weekly statewide handicapping contest each Sunday this fall.

The contest, which began in early October, requires GSRN members to pick all the winners on a racing program using one horse per race. The grand prize began at $5,000 and has yet to be hit, which is not surprising considering the difficulty of sweeping a program without multiple selections per race.

With $1,000 added to the grand prize each week that it is unclaimed, the grand prize for Sunday's contest is $10,000. A $4,000 consolation has been paid each week to the contest participant with the highest number of winners. Last week at Santa Anita, the $4,000 winner was a contestant who picked six of nine winners.

The contest will be conducted on races at Hollywood Park this Sunday and on Nov. 14 and 28, and on Golden Gate Fields races on Nov. 21.

There is no charge to join the GSRN. Applications are available at racetracks and simulcast centers.