05/03/2002 11:00PM

Lone Star: Beau's Town gets sixth straight


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Beau's Town won his sixth consecutive race Saturday when he powered to a 1 3/4-length victory over Boots on Sunday in the $75,000 Ford Express Stakes at Lone Star Park.

It was another seven lengths back in third to Exemplary, who was five lengths clear of Peanutsinacoke.

Beau's Town ($3.20) raced in third early in the 6 1/2-furlong race, while Boots on Sunday led the field through an opening quarter in 22.08 seconds. Jockey Anthony Lovato asked Beau's Town to pick it up at the half-mile pole, and he drew level with Boots on Sunday midway on the turn. Beau's Town then kicked clear in the drive, covering the distance over a fast track in a rapid 1:14.93.

"He's just a runner," winning trainer Cole Norman said of Beau's Town, who he trains for Dave Hulkewicz and Coast to Coast Racing.

Beau's Town earned $45,000 for the win, his sixth in seven career starts. His earnings stand at $131,600.

A goal for Beau's Town is the $400,000 Smile Sprint at Calder on July 13, according to Hulkewicz, who purchased the horse after he finished second in his debut last September. Hulkewicz sold a half interest in the gelding to Coast to Coast Racing after Beau's Town won the $50,000 Hot Springs Stakes on March 29.