08/18/2004 12:00AM

McAnally considering Super Derby


Patriot's Pass is bred to be a good one as a half-brother to Affluent, and trainer Ron McAnally may give him a chance to prove it in next month's Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. The Super Derby, a 1 1/8-mile race, will be held on Sept. 25.

"It's a possibility we'll bring Patriot's Pass," said McAnally, who trains the colt for Janis Whitman.

McAnally also trained Affluent for Whitman. Affluent won four Grade 1 races and $1,497,651, and McAnally said Patriot's Pass shares a number of similarities with her, including conformation. Patriot's Pass last raced on Aug. 1, finishing second by a nose in an optional claimer at Del Mar.

"He ran a very good race against older horses," said McAnally. "He ran on the grass last time because there was no place [else] to run."

Patriot's Pass had raced on dirt prior to his last start, winning a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race June 19, then beating winners in his next start when he stretched out to 1 1/16 miles. He earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 100 in that two-turn race.

Patriot's Pass is a son of Quiet American, while Affluent is by Affirmed. Both are from the mare Trinity Place.

Logan's Draw to Arlington

Logan's Draw, an impressive maiden winner who just missed winning an entry-level allowance at Louisiana Downs, is scheduled to make his next start at Arlington Park in the $50,000-added Spectacular Bid for 2-year-olds on Aug. 29, said his trainer, Bubba Cascio.

"He's shown us he's got some talent, and we just want to find out how much he does have," said Cascio, who trains the colt for Blackjack Thoroughbreds.

Logan's Draw won his debut by three lengths, then was a troubled second, beaten a head, in his first start against winners. He is a son of Silver Deputy.

Lone Star may be open year-round

Lone Star Park has remained open as a training center between meets this year, and that could be the norm in the future, said Corey Johnsen, president of Lone Star.

"Our long-term goal is to provide trainers a place to stable on a year-round basis," said Johnsen.

Johnsen said the track's central location makes it an ideal place to stable while racing at other area tracks, including Oaklawn Park, Louisiana Downs, Remington Park, Sam Houston Race Park, and Retama.

An emotional win for Foret

Donald Foret had an emotional afternoon last Sunday when his mare Leslie's Love won the $50,000 Hallowed Dreams at Louisiana Downs. Foret's father, Francis "Chick" Foret, died the same day in New Orleans.

The older Foret was a longtime owner, said Troy Young, who trains Leslie's Love.

Day to visit Remington

Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will ride at Remington Park on Sept. 13, as part of his nationwide benefit tour for the Racetrack Chaplaincy of America.

Day will also greet fans, and will speak at a benefit dinner on the second level of the grandstand beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35.

* Jeanette Hughes, assistant racing secretary at Lone Star, will travel to Del Mar this weekend to pass out condition books and answer questions about the fall Breeders' Cup meet. Hughes was at Saratoga two weeks ago, and last week visited Arlington.

* Lake Como Girl, who was a smart maiden winner at Lone Star, is among the nine fillies and mares entered in the featured 10th race Friday at Louisiana Downs. The 6 1/2-furlong allowance also drew Dodd.