10/28/2003 12:00AM

Misty Sixes set for her blowout victory encore


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - With easy wins in ungraded stakes on the turf and dirt, Misty Sixes looks for a bigger prize in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap over Aqueduct's main track.

Misty Sixes exits an 11 3/4-length win in the Lighthouse Stakes on the dirt at Monmouth Park on Sept. 6. The Lighthouse was originally scheduled to be run on the turf, a surface on which Misty Sixes won the Brookmeade Stakes at Colonial Downs on July 4 by 7 1/4 lengths.

Steve Klesaris, who trains Misty Sixes for Sandy Goldfarb and John Proctor, believes the 5-year-old is better suited to the dirt.

"I like her a little better on the dirt; I think she is a tad better," Klesaris said. "When she ran at Colonial Downs, she was just plain better than the Virginia-breds she ran against. It was limited competition for her."

Klesaris began training horses for Goldfarb, one of New York's leading owners, last December. Misty Sixes, who was claimed by Goldfarb in November 2002 for $40,000, came into Klesaris's barn earlier this year. In addition to winning the Lighthouse and Brookmeade for Klesaris, Misty Sixes also won two allowance races.

"She came to our barn as a known bad bleeder," Klesaris said. "She responded to our program and has been fine. I was very pleased with her last race. She continues to improve for us."

The probables for the 1 1/8-mile Turnback the Alarm, with weights, are Miss Linda (118); Misty Sixes (114); She's Got the Beat (114); Pocus Hocus (113); and Lady Liberty (111).

Sprint or mile for Smokume

Trainer Allen Jerkens is undecided between two races for Smokume's next start. The undefeated 2-year-old Smokume is nominated to Sunday's Grade 3, $100,000 Nashua Stakes at a mile. The other possibility is the $75,000 Huntington Stakes at six furlongs on Nov. 16.

Smokume, who won the Cowdin by 5 1/4 lengths in his last start, on Oct. 12, hasn't raced beyond 6 1/2 furlongs.

"He looks like a sprinter; his father, Smoke Glacken, was," Jerkens said. "But on his mother's side, he's bred to go a little farther. In one way, I would like to see if he can get a mile. He hasn't been going fast the last sixteenth and I don't know if it is because he hasn't had to go fast or if that is as far as he wants to go."

Vodoo eyes Fall Highweight

Voodoo, who won the first stakes of his career in last Saturday's Grade 3 Sport Page Handicap at Belmont Park, will be pointed to the $100,000 Fall Highweight on Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day.

Two years ago, Voodoo finished third in the Grade 3 Fall Highweight.

Voodoo, who is trained by Jimmy Jerkens, won the Sport Page by 2 1/2 lengths over the favorite, Bowman's Band.

Jerkens said Voodoo, a 5-year-old gelding, is stronger now, compared to when he was younger.

"Before when he ran, it would kill him for two months," Jerkens said. "He bounces back better now."

Jerkens said Artie Schiller, the runner-up in the Pilgrim Stakes on the grass at Belmont on Oct. 19, might run next on the dirt in the $200,000 Remsen Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile race for 2-year-olds here on Nov. 29.

Another option, Jerkens said, is the $100,000 Generous Stakes, a mile grass race at Hollywood Park on Nov. 29.

"He ran once on the dirt and was third; he made a premature move and hung," Jerkens said. "The fact that he ran good on the dirt and at the [Remsen] distance in the Pilgrim, I'm leaning toward the Remsen."

Value Plus tunes up for Nashua

Value Plus, a probable for Sunday's Nashua, worked five furlongs on the main track in company with Volkonsky on Tuesday. Value Plus, who covered the distance in 1:02.04, finished ahead of Volkonsky. The main track was listed as muddy, and the dogs were stacked two paths off the rail.

* La Reina worked five furlongs in company with Strategy for Sunday's $100,000 Tempted. La Reina, who finished in front of her workmate, covered the distance in 1:02.47.