11/03/2001 1:00AM

Lido Palace hopes Tiznow shows up


ARCADIA, Calif. - Lido Palace, the winner of the Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes in New York during the summer, will be pointed for the $400,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Nov. 23 if the race attracts Tiznow, trainer Bobby Frankel said Saturday.

Lido Palace beat Tiznow in the Woodward at Belmont Park on Sept. 8, but did not run in the Breeders' Cup Classic because his owner, John Amerman, would have had to pay a supplemental fee of $800,000.

Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year, successfully defended his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park on Oct. 27.

Frankel is hoping that another victory by Lido Palace over Tiznow would sway Eclipse Award voters. "It seems whoever won last time is the main thing," Frankel said. "We want to see who's the best horse."

As of Saturday, Tiznow had not resumed training since his win in the Breeders' Cup. He was paraded in the walking ring Saturday at Santa Anita during the California Cup program. Trainer Jay Robbins said he wants to watch Tiznow train before making a decision on his next start.

Frankel had also considered Lido Palace for the Japan Cup Dirt at Tokyo Racecourse in late November. Although Lido Palace has not started since the Woodward, Frankel said he has plenty of time to prepare the horse for the Clark or Japan Cup Dirt.

"It's been about 11 weeks for me," Frankel said. "I think I can get three works in him. I'm willing to take a shot."

I love Silver wins Skywalker

I Love Silver won his first stakes in Friday's $75,300 Skywalker Handicap, beating a field that included Millennium Wind, the Blue Grass Stakes winner, who finished last.

I Love Silver ran a mile in 1:34.97, closing from the back of the seven-horse field to reach contention in early stretch. Ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, I Love Silver finished two lengths in front of Bosque Redondo.

The Skywalker Handicap was Millennium Wind's first start since he finished 11th in the Kentucky Derby last May. Ridden by Laffit Pincay, he was as close as fifth on the final turn, but was not persevered with in the final furlong.

"Laffit said, 'When I asked him, he gave it to me and then he got tired,' " trainer David Hofmans said. "I was afraid of this."

I Love Silver finished third in the Santa Anita Derby last April but never started in the Triple Crown. Trainer Dean Greenman said the victory does not change his long-standing impression that I Love Silver is best at a mile or less.

"With the right pace and company, he'll get a mile," Greenman said. "I don't know if he'll do more than this."

The Skywalker was I Love Silver's first victory beyond seven furlongs. Both I Love Silver and Millennium Wind are expected to return in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes over seven furlongs here Dec. 26. Greenman said Friday's victory gives him a reason to point I Love Silver for the San Fernando Stakes over 1 1/16 miles in mid-January.

Paxtecum to Generous Stakes

Paxtecum will be pointed for the $200,000 Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park on Nov. 24 after winning an allowance race on the hillside turf course Friday.

Trained by Mike Machowsky for John Waken, Paxtecum won by 2 1/2 lengths over Holdthehelm. He ran about 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:13.11. He won a maiden race on turf in his career debut in October.

The Generous Stakes is one of six stakes in the Hollywood Park Autumn Turf Festival. Hollywood Park opens its fall meeting on Wednesday.