07/31/2003 11:00PM

Milwaukee Brew heads allowance

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OCEANPORT, N.J. - The Haskell Day supporting card gets off to a rousing start as Handicap star Milwaukee Brew headlines a $55,000 money-allowance in the first race Sunday at Monmouth Park.

Trainer Bobby Frankel, needing a prep for the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic, opted for this spot over the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga.

Milwaukee Brew has not run since winning a second straight renewal of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in March. He ran third in the 2000 Haskell.

Frankel also sends out Peace Rules in the day's featured race, the $1 million Haskell.

In addition to the appearance by Milwaukee Brew, Monmouth will support the Haskell with six undercard stakes. Several local trainers will be well represented.

"We feel it's very important to support the card on Haskell Day," trainer Tim Hills said.

Hills saddles Mooji Moo in the $75,000 Regret Stakes for fillies and mares going six furlongs.

The 4-year-old filly returns to Monmouth, where she scored an allowance win in the slop on June 4. Mooji Moo journeyed to Belmont Park for the $65,000 Xtra Heat Stakes on June 27, and she pressed the pace before fading to last, beaten 11 1/2 lengths.

"We come out of a tough overnight handicap in Belmont," Hills said. "It's apples and oranges from Monmouth to Belmont for a speed horse.

"Belmont has the big, sweeping turn and she's a small, quick little filly that likes to cut the corners here. This is her home track. She's run well here and comes into race nice and fresh and ready to go."

Wild Snitch could be the horse to beat. The 3-year-old filly stepped way up in class in her most recent start, jumping into the Grade 1 Prioress at Belmont Park.

Like Mooji Moo, Wild Snitch did not enjoy her trip to New York for trainer Ben Perkins Jr.

"A filly broke right into her leaving the gate," Perkins said. "She wound up with 10 staple-stitches across the cannon bone [on the right front leg]," Perkins said. "She was off slow and rushed up before flattening out."

If nothing else, the race was a learning experience.

"It's tough jumping up into Grade 1 competition," Perkins said. "The seasoning just wasn't there."

Wild Snitch has bounced back in good order, and her recent work, five furlongs in 1:00 on Sunday, signals a horse ready to run.

Perkins also saddles Max Forever in the Haskell.

The Regret field is completed by Mary's Nickle, Drexel Monorail, Forest Heiress, Bruanna, Fuse It, and the entry of Umpateedle and Fly Me Crazy from leading owner Michael Gill.

$75,000 Lady's Secret

Tweedside holds a substantial class edge over the competition in the 1 1/16-mile race.

The Todd Pletcher trainee won the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks at Belmont as a 3-year-old.

Now 5, Tweedside won the Orchid Handicap at Gulfstream Park this season.

Trainer Shug McGaughey will send out Arabis, who most recently won an allowance race at Belmont at the identical distance. It was her first win in five tries this season.

She will face some fillies and mares with more stakes seasoning. Annatoga finished second in the Monmouth Beach Stakes at Monmouth on June 8 for trainer Richard Dutrow. This will be the second straight stakes race for the mare, claimed for $50,000 at Aqueduct in April.

Rebecca's Charm, Consort Music, Amazing Lady, and Nash's Prospect round out the field.

$60,000 Colleen

The Colleen, originally slated for Saturday, was shifted to Sunday to bolster the Haskell Day program.

The 2-year-old filly stakes proved to be popular with horsemen, with 12 runners entered for the 5 1/2-furlong race.

Leading rider Joe Bravo and trainer D. Wayne Lukas, one of the nation's leading developers of juvenile talent, team up to send out the gray filly Fashion Girl.

The Tactical Cat filly won her debut at Keeneland and moved up to the Three Chimneys Juvenile at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day. She flashed brief speed before fading to last.

Fashion Girl rebounded to capture an allowance race on June 13 at Churchill.

Darn Wild, Sioux Beauty, Baba Gonzo, Whirlwind Charlott, Stands-withafist, Nanarae, Wild Catseye, Lasik, Bob's Valentine, Sweet Purrfume, and Dreamadreamforme complete the field.

$75,000 Teddy Drone

Veteran campaigner Sea of Green tops the six-furlong sprint. The 5-year-old, who has won more than $600,000, bids for his 10th career win for owner-trainer Janis Gerace. His most recent victory came in the 4 1/2-furlong Charles Town Dash at Charles Town on July 4.

Perkins could have a say in the outcome with It's a Monster. The rapidly developing 4-year-old has won two straight races, including the Longfellow Stakes at Monmouth.

Native Heir, Ticket to Freedom, Night Caller, Aggadan, Fetch Dinner, and Second Collection complete the field.

* A pair of $75,000 turf races, the Ocean Place Resort for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles and the Battlefield at 1 1/8 miles, completes the stakes lineup.