10/12/2005 11:00PM

No Le Hace suits 'Socialite'


Charming Socialite made his mark sprinting on dirt, but his turf route form is imposing these days. Saturday night, he looks like the one to catch and beat in the $40,000 No Le Hace, which will close out the meet at Retama Park.

The No Le Hace will be run over 7 1/2 furlongs on turf, and the conditions suit Charming Socialite. In one of his two starts at the distance, he won an overnight stakes at Lone Star Park in June, defeating stakes winners Agrivating General and Goosey Moose.

In his other recent turf route attempt, Charming Socialite was second to Northern Scene in the $100,000 Texas Hall of Fame over 1 1/16 miles at Retama on Oct. 1. Charming Socialite set the pace and finished second by a length in a race that went in a blazing 1:40.80.

Bill Pettit co-owns and trains Charming Socialite and has given the mount to leading rider Larry Taylor.

Spruce's Pine invades from Louisiana, where in his last start he won the $100,000 Shiskabob over Witt Ante, who returned in his next start to win an allowance. Spruce's Pine is trained by Gerald Romero and will be ridden by Lonnie Meche.

Others in the 12-horse No Le Hace include Agrivating General and Leaving on My Mind, as well as the entry of Fly Slama Jama, Oncearoundtwice, and Prince Warner.

Remington: Fast shipper for Gaylord

Jazzy Okie will be making her first start at Remington Park in the $40,000 E.L. Gaylord Memorial for 2-year-old fillies, but she is working like she owns the Oklahoma City track. In the last two weeks, Jazzy Okie has worked consecutive bullets, both four-furlong moves in 46.80 seconds at Remington.

Jazzy Okie invades from Arlington, where in her last start, Sept. 18, she finished fourth in the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie. Jazzy Okie should be sharp for the cutback from one mile to 6 1/2 furlongs because of her recent works. The last time she raced at a similar distance, she defeated male rivals to win the $88,000 Iowa Stallion Futurity at six furlongs at Prairie Meadows.

Trainer Donnie Von Hemel has given the mount to Don Pettinger.

Woodlands: Debut winner in stakes

Manovan, who won his debut by 6 1/2 lengths last month, is the one to beat in the $10,000 colts and geldings division of the KTA Futurity at The Woodlands in Kansas City, Kan. The 5 1/2-furlong race is restricted to the offspring of eligible stallions.

Manovan won his maiden against Kansas-breds at The Woodlands on Sept. 27, when he raced close to the pace throughout. Trainer Joe Thomas has given the mount to Armando Martinez.