11/10/2005 12:00AM

The march of The Penguin likely to continue


The Penguin will be making some changes on Saturday night when she goes for her fourth win of the Remington Park meet in the $40,000 Lady's Secret. She will be moving back to dirt, cutting back from two turns to one turn, and returning to racing with her elders.

The Penguin has fared well on all accounts in the past, winning the $40,000 Oklahoma Classics Day Distaff the last time she raced against older rivals on the main track Sept. 24. She is also a sprint winner at the meet, drawing clear by 10 3/4 lengths in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race Aug. 8.

"She's very versatile," said Bret Calhoun, who trains The Penguin for Bobby Beck. "She'll go dirt or turf. It doesn't matter to her. She'll go short or long, also."

The Penguin comes into the Lady's Secret, a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares, off a seventh-place finish in a division of the $40,000 Remington Park Oaks at a mile on turf.

In that race, she had the misfortune of hitting traffic in the late stages and hooking More than Promised, who romped by more than eight lengths .

"I think she was going to be second," Calhoun said. "She was splitting horses and the door closed on her. She got stopped cold."

The Penguin will face 11 others in the Lady's Secret, which is named for the Oklahoma-foaled mare who went on to become a Horse of the Year.

Cliff Berry will ride The Penguin.