12/20/2005 12:00AM

Outlook mixed for Dee Dee's Diner


The pace looks perfect. The post is not. That is the story for Dee Dee's Diner in the $50,000 , a 5 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares to be run on the lone Thursday card of the Sunland Park meet in Sunland Park, N.M.

Dee Dee's Diner is a stalker and she will break from post 10 in the Bold Ego.

"There's a ton of speed, which is good," said her trainer, Henry Dominguez, who leads the standings at Sunland. "The only thing is, hopefully we don't have to lose too much ground going around the turn."

Dee Dee's Diner is co-highweighted at 122 pounds for the Bold Ego, sharing the assignment with Shemoveslikeaghost. In her last start, Dee Dee's Diner won an overnight stakes at 5 1/2 furlongs at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M.

The win was her fourth of the year from 10 starts. Dee Dee's Diner, who started her season in Southern California, has also finished second in four other races this year and third in another for 2005 earnings of $221,357.

"She tries so hard," said Dominguez. "Every time you lead her up there, you can just expect her to run a great race. She's just all racehorse."

Ken Tohill, who was aboard Dee Dee's Diner last time, has the mount on Thursday. The mare races for Chris Coleman, and she is a half-sister to five-time stakes winner Mimi's Cafe.

Shemoveslikeaghost is making her second start back from a layoff of longer than one year in the Bold Ego. She won in her return last out, when she used stalking tactics to capture the $125,000 New Mexico Racing Commission Handicap at Sunland on Dec. 4. It was her first start since winning that same race in November 2004.

Others in the Bold Ego include stakes winner Culpeper Moon, and Red Lifesaver and Coronado Rose, who will start for different owners for trainer Steve Asmussen.