04/15/2005 11:00PM

Lumpkins headed to Delaware


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Jason Lumpkins, currently fourth in the Bay Meadows standings, heads east Monday to prepare to ride at Delaware Park.

"I don't want to ride the fairs," Lumpkins said, explaining his decision.

He is heading back now so that he will have time to settle in before the Delaware Park meeting starts on April 30.

"I'm slated to ride a few at Philly Park," said Lumpkins, who will be represented by old friend Corey Black.

"I know what I'm getting into. I'll go back and ride the summer and see how it pans out. With slots, there's good money back there, and I'm only an hour and 10 minutes flying time from my home [in Kentucky]. But I'll be back."

Lumpkins is the second top-10 jockey to leave Bay Meadows in the past two weeks, but the first, Dennis Carr, who planned to ride at Lone Star in Texas, has changed his plans and returned to northern California. He was scheduled to begin riding at Bay Meadows again on Sunday.

Carr will be aboard Double Jim in Monday's feature, a one-mile $40,000 starter allowance race for 3-year-olds. Double Jim will be making his first try around two turns.

Although Double Jim beat Sir Toasty when he won his maiden, Sir Toasty could turn the tables here off a solid try against the talented Abuse of Power when he raced wide into the lane last time. Sir Toasty is also racing two turns for the first time, but his breeding is far superior to Double Jim's at the distance.

Bears Mo Red, a runner-up in his past two starts and just reclaimed by trainer Bill Delia, looms the one to beat, although No Saint earned a high Beyer Speed Figure when he lost a photo against cheaper competition.

San Francisco BC Mile attracts 15

Fifteen runners were nominated to next Saturday's $150,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile, northern California's only Grade 2 race.

Defending champion Singletary, who went on to win the Breeders' Cup Mile, was not among the nominees.

Adreamisborn, who won the Grade 3 Stanford Breeders' Cup Handicap in his last start, is nominated, as is Night Bokbel, whose closing rush in the Stanford fell a head short. Gold Ruckus, fourth to his entrymate Adreamisborn in the Stanford, is also nominated.

Castledale, winner of the Grade 3 Generous on the turf as a 2-year-old, also is nominated.

* Friday night's attendance of 5,813 was the largest Friday night crowd since 7,163 attended on March 24, 2000, when admission was free.