10/20/2006 11:00PM

No Sleep wins comeback, extends streak


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - No Sleep made a successful comeback Friday night in the off-the-turf Violet Stakes for fillies and mares at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

With the surface shift, the 4-year-old joined the five-horse field from the main-track only list. No Sleep ($4) grabbed the early lead under Mike Luzzi and rolled to a 2 1/2-length victory over Prop Me Up.

"She gets into a pretty good groove," Luzzi said. "I rode her once before and she just keeps going. She has a notch every time you need her."

No Sleep earned a third-straight stakes victory following triumphs in the Fort Monmouth Stakes at Monmouth Park and the Iowa Distaff Breeders' Cup Stakes at Prairie Meadows.

After the Iowa race on July 1, No Sleep was sold to Glencrest Farm LLC as a broodmare prospect with an injury.

The new owners sent No Sleep back to the racetrack. Previously trained by Gary Contessa, No Sleep debuted for Bruce Levine in the Violet.

"She's got that speed that puts her right in the game," Levine said. "When you get a race like this that comes off the turf, it makes it a little easier."

Phyllis Sassy Girl, the other main-track only runner, finished third followed by Brunilda and Smart N Classy.

The time was 1:42.48 for the 1 1/16 miles on a good track.