11/02/2006 12:00AM

New challenge for Open Meadows


Open Meadows is a triple threat, with stakes wins around one turn and two, on dirt and on turf. But there is one area where her resume could be expanded, and she can tend to that detail on Saturday in the $50,000 Ada at Remington Park.

"She's not a stakes winner against open company yet," said Jack Bruner, who trains Open Meadows for Tom Durant.

Bruner said that is a goal for Open Meadows, who moves from the Texas-bred ranks to open company for the Ada, a six-furlong race for fillies and mares. Open Meadows comes into the Ada off a sharp win in the $40,000 Selma Stakes on Oct. 14 at Retama Park.

"It was her first time on turf, and it was a yielding track, and she put up a pretty good time," said Bruner.

Open Meadows won the five-furlong Selma in a sharp 56.89 seconds. Earlier this year the 3-year-old Open Meadows won a division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at 1 1/16 miles, and also captured the $50,000 Valor Farm at six furlongs. Both races were at Lone Star Park.

Open Meadows has speed, and figures to be prominent under Justin Shepherd. One rival she figures to have to hold off late is Annie Savoy, who defeated open company in the $50,000 Ponca City at Remington on Aug. 7. She is trained by Kari Craddock.

* Remington announced it will add one race a day to its Friday and Saturday programs for the remainder of the meet, bringing the total number of races for each card to 10.