07/04/2010 11:00PM

No plans for Haynesfield

Email

Haynesfield earned a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 105 for his 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's Grade 2 Suburban Handicap, but his connections are at least a week away from deciding what to do next with the New York-bred colt.

The Grade 1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 7 would have to be considered a possible spot, but Toby Sheets, the Belmont Park-based assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen, said Monday that discussions on where the horse would run next won't be had until after the colt works back next Monday.

"That might make a difference in what we discuss," said Sheets, who added the horse came out of the work in good order.

Sheets said he was pleased with Haynesfield's performance adding "it puts us into a new picture, hopefully."

Haynesfield, who is 8 for 11, has now won the Grade 3 Discovery and Grade 2 Suburban.

Convocation, the Suburban runner-up, could be pointed to the Fourstardave on turf, according to Stephen Carr, manager of horse operations for Centennial Farms. Carr said Convocation would be nominated to the Whitney on Aug. 7, but that he didn't want to face Quality Road.

Meanwhile, I Want Revenge, who finished third in the Suburban, his first start in 15 months, would not be pointed to the Whitney, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. said. Dutrow did not have a next spot figured out, but was intrigued with the timing and distance of the Grade 3, $300,000 Philip Iselin at Monmouth Park on Aug. 21. The Iselin is a two-turn, 1 1/8-mile race.

Repole Stable on major roll

Owner Mike Repole has heated up like the weather, winning with four of his last five starters at this meet to move into a four-way tie for third in the owner standings.

Repole won two races on Thursday with Stopspendingmaria and Driven by Success, and single races on Friday with Nonna Mia and Saturday with Zone Breaker. Repole, who did not have a starter on July 4 or 5, has 7 wins from 26 starters at the meet.

Stopspendingmaria is a 2-year-old daughter of Montbrook who rebounded from a third-place finish at Monmouth on June 5 to win by seven lengths here, running 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.73 and earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 93. Pletcher is pointing her to the Schuylerville or Adirondack at Saratoga.

Driven by Success has won two straight allowance races and is being pointed to Morrissey Stakes for New York-breds at Saratoga on Aug. 5.

Repole will try to keep his hot streak going on Wednesday with Gambling Geraldine, a 2-year-old half-sister to Driven by Success who Repole named after his grandmother, Geraldine, who died when Repole was 14 months old.

Repole told a story that his grandmother gambled away $3,000 his parents had entrusted to her to pay for their wedding.

"When it was time to pay for the wedding my dad had to borrow money from friends, cousins, whoever," Repole said.

Pletcher said that Gambling Geraldine has shown good speed in the mornings typical of her half-brother and the colt's sire, Wildcat Heir.