11/07/2002 12:00AM

Old-timers strong in $20k Stallion Stakes


Three geldings with a combined 188 starts and a combined age of 26 years - I Saw Elvis, Bully Brew, and A Glint of Gold - should be formidable in the $20,000 JEH Stallion Stakes over the rarely raced distance of 550 yards at Lone Star Park on Saturday night.

I Saw Elvis, the old man in this field at 10 years old, comes off a pair of third-place finishes in 870-yard stakes races, the Grade 3 Governor's Cup Marathon and the Red River Handicap, which was his most recent race on Oct. 11.

In his ninth season of racing, I Saw Elvis has 78 starts and 16 wins, including two stakes victories.

The 8-year-old Bully Brew set the Prairie Meadows 350-yard track record of 17.438 seconds while winning an allowance race June 15. He followed that victory with an allowance win at 660 yards.

In his most recent race, he was fifth in the Grade 3 Two Rivers Stakes over 440 yards at Prairie Meadows.

In 46 career starts, Bully Brew has nine wins.

A Glint of Gold, also an 8-year-old, is after his first stakes win this year after winning stakes in each of the past three years. Last year, he won the Grade 2 Sam Houston Classic.

This year, he has not placed in three stakes appearances, but has an allowance win at Retama Park.

A Glint of Gold has started 64 times with 13 wins, including four stakes wins.

Deans Honor Roll after futurity win

Deans Honor Roll, a runner-up in two futurities, will try to rebound from a trial defeat and get his first stakes win in the Grade 3, $103,960 New Mexico Breeders Futurity for New Mexico-bred juveniles at SunRay Park in Farmington, N.M., on Sunday.

Deans Honor Roll, owned by Fredda Draper and Lola Willis, has been a consistent stakes performer against statebred competition, with seconds in the Grade 1 New Mexican Spring Fling Futurity and the Grade 3 New Mexico State Fair Senor Futurity and a third in the Grade 2 Zia Futurity.

In his Breeders Futurity trial on Oct. 10, Deans Honor Roll finished third behind fastest qualifier Dashado Doll. Deans Honor Roll's 18.12-second time for the 350 yards was good for the sixth-fastest qualifying mark

Dashado Doll, an 11-1 outsider, won the trial in 17.915 seconds. It was her second win from four starts. She also won her Senorita Futurity trial and qualified for the finals, in which she finished sixth.

Finishing between Dashado Doll and Deans Honor Roll in their trial was second-fastest qualifier Crashed My Dooley, third in the Senor Futurity behind Deans Honor Roll.

Major Le Hare, third in the New Mexican Spring Fling Futurity at Sunland Park on April 5, won his Breeders Futurity trial in 17.997 seconds for the third-fastest qualifying mark.