11/23/2002 12:00AM

'No Evil' rep for Florida


MIAMI - Hear No Evil, who finished second to Supah Blitz in the Price Juvenile Stakes on Nov. 16, is expected to represent Florida in the $225,000 Great State Juvenile at Sam Houston Park on Dec. 7. The Great State Juvenile is one of six stakes on the inaugural Great State Challenge program.

Hear No Evil's trainer, Jim Hatchett, will also be busy here this coming weekend when he sends out Crimson and Roses in the $100,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes, and either Roll em Again or The Man in the $100,000 Mecke Stakes. Both 2-year-old races are carded at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

"With her pedigree, I've been looking forward to getting Crimson and Roses on the turf for quite some time," said Hatchett.

Crimson and Roses came off a three-month layoff to finish second behind favored Elegant Designer in the seven-furlong Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies Stakes here last Saturday. "The seven-eighths should set her up just right to go two turns," said Hatchett.

Crimson and Roses is by El Prado out of the Woodman mare Flower Garden.

Seek Gold makes it two in a row

Seek Gold, one of trainer Nick Zito's more promising 2-year-old prospects, won his second straight race, outlasting Fort Smith by a neck in his local debut on Saturday.

Seek Gold, who is by Touch Gold out of the stakes winning mare Aly's Adita, led throughout under Eibar Coa but was fully extended to withstand bids from Fort Smith and Rockin' Bobby before winning by a neck as the 1-5 favorite under entry-level allowance conditions.

Bravo on the sidelines, for now

Jockey Joe Bravo was in attendance here Saturday, but only as a spectator. He continues to recuperate from injuries suffered in a pair of nasty spills at Monmouth Park in the past two seasons.

Bravo broke his right leg two years ago, returned to action at Gulfstream last winter, but was injured again, fracturing his right wrist three months later.

"I'm going to the doctor's on the 26th and hopefully will get cleared to start galloping horses again next month," said Bravo. "If all goes well I hope to be back riding again at Gulfstream by the end of January."

Bravo said his wrist has completely healed, but that he is still recovering from a second operation to repair his injured leg.

"I decided while I was out with the wrist I might as well have the rod and screws removed from my leg," said Bravo. "They also did a bone graft and that's what is taking the longest to heal. I don't come out to the races too often. I miss riding so much it just kills me to be at the track just as a spectator."