03/24/2006 12:00AM

Oaklawn Handicap next for Purim

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Purim's victory in the Razorback on dirt confirmed his versatility.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Purim became the latest dual-surface stakes winner for trainer Tom Proctor earlier this month when he won the Grade 3, $150,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup at Oaklawn. The colt is also a Grade 3 winner on turf, and is now being pointed for the Grade 2, $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap on April 8.

"I've been lucky," said Proctor. "Every time I get a good horse, it seems like they can go either way."

The most noted dual-surface performer for Proctor was One Dreamer, a multiple stakes winner on turf who also captured the 1994 Breeders' Cup Distaff. Other dual-surface stakes winners for the trainer include Split Run, a Grade 3 winner on both surfaces, and Effectiveness.

Purim has been based at Oaklawn since his win in the Razorback, and he breezed a half-mile in 49.40 seconds over a good track Thursday. For his win in the Razorback, he earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 103. Purim's biggest turf win came in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic last year at Arlington Park.

"Right now he's doing good," said Proctor. "I couldn't be any more happier with him."

Purim races for his breeder, Edward Sukley, who celebrated a birthday on March 12, the day of the Razorback.

'Gouldings' possible for Oaklawn 'Cap

Gouldings Green, who won a Feb. 25 optional claimer at Oaklawn in his first start since June, is being considered for the Oaklawn Handicap, said his trainer, Anthony Reinstedler.

Gouldings Green won his comeback in the 1 1/16-mile race by a length, and earned a 96 Beyer. He is one of two talented older horses Reinstedler has started at the meet for Melnyk Racing Stables.

The other is Arch Hall, the runner-up to Purim in the Razorback and a two-time stakes winner. He is being pointed for the Grade 3, $100,000 Fifth Season here on April 12, said Reinstedler.

Lawyer Ron bounces out of Rebel

Top Kentucky Derby prospect Lawyer Ron galloped on Friday at Oaklawn, his second day back to the track after his dominant three-length win in the Grade 3, $300,000 Rebel Stakes on March 18.

"It looks like he's come out of it as good as he went in," said Bob Holthus, who trains Lawyer Ron.

Holthus has two works scheduled for Lawyer Ron before the Grade 2, $1 million Arkansas Derby on April 15. He said the colt is scheduled to go an easy half-mile on April 1, and five furlongs on April 8.

Holthus said Red Raymond, the runner-up in the Rebel, would be on the same workout pattern for the Arkansas Derby.

Options for Well Said

Well Said is being strongly considered for the Arkansas Derby, said his trainer, Walter Bindner Jr. Another option for his next start is the Grade 2, $500,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Race Course on April 8.

Well Said made his stakes debut last week in the Rebel and finished a good fourth. Earlier this meet, Well Said was an impressive allowance winner.

* Greater Good is scheduled to add blinkers for his next start, said Holthus. He said the colt is being pointed for the Fifth Season, but is also nominated to the Oaklawn Handicap. Greater Good was fourth last out in the Razorback, and was scheduled to work here Saturday.

* Sayhellotolarry, a two-time winner at the meet, is scheduled to work Sunday as part of his preparation for the Illinois Derby, said his trainer, Harold Williams.