06/22/2011 3:57PM

Lone Star Park: Gold N Glamore may head to Spa stakes


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – Gold N Glamore has established herself as one of the top 3-year-old fillies at Lone Star Park with a pair of sharp allowance wins over older rivals, and now she could be headed to New York. Trainer Francisco Bravo said Wednesday that Gold N Glamore is under consideration for the Grade 2, $150,000 Lake George at Saratoga on July 27.

“We’re looking at it pretty seriously,” he said. “We’re looking at our options. We may end up there.”

Bravo, who trains Gold N Glamore for Michael Grossman, has also been poring over stakes schedules in the region. But at the present time there are not many opportunities to keep Gold N Glamore with straight 3-year-olds, which is one appeal of the Lake George, said Bravo. The 1 1/16-mile turf race is restricted to 3-year-old fillies.

Gold N Glamore registered her first Lone Star win in a first-level allowance for fillies and mares May 21. She rallied to score by more than five lengths in the 7 1/2-furlong race run over good turf. For the effort, Gold N Glamore earned a career-high Beyer Speed Figure of 83. Her latest allowance score came June 11, when she had to alter course in the stretch then made up a surprising amount of ground for a half-length score in another 7 1/2-furlong turf race, earning a Beyer Figure of 79.

“It’s pretty impressive when a 3-year-old can do that against older horses,” said Bravo.

Gold N Glamore is a daughter of Artie Schiller and the Diesis mare Golden Disk. She is one of several horses Bravo is lining out for upcoming turf stakes. Rys Alley Cat, who won a maiden special weight turf route at Lone Star on May 5, is being pointed for the $50,000 Dean Kutz Derby at Canterbury, said Bravo. The one-mile turf race is July 4.

Bravo’s top turf mares, Slide On Bye, a stakes winner who in April was second in the $50,000 Irving Distaff at Lone Star, and Sugar Added, a multiple allowance winner, have fall options between Louisiana Downs and Remington Park. He said both could run in the $100,000 River Cities at Louisiana Downs on Sept. 10. Another option on the table is the $50,000 Ricks Memorial at Remington Park on Sept. 3, a race Slide on Bye won in 2010.

◗ Dixie Dust, a winner of 15 races, could go favored to add to that total in Friday night’s featured eighth race. The $18,000 optional claimer with first-level allowance conditions will be run over seven furlongs. It drew a large field of 12 fillies and mares, including recent debut winner Miss Busy, who is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Dr. Zic.

◗ All entries from a handicapping tournament held last Saturday at Lone Star Park are being hand-graded from the official betting slips after a totalislator hub in Maryland experienced a malfunction and erased tournament data that had been accumulated before the eighth race at Lone Star. Final results will be announced as soon as officials have graded all of the entries.