09/22/2005 11:00PM

Parkhimonbroadway steps up


ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Mike Hushion wasn't surprised that Parkhimonbroadway won his maiden by 10 1/2 lengths. He was just surprised that it took him three starts to do it.

Now that Parkhimonbroadway has figured things out, he takes the next step into stakes company in Sunday's $100,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes for New York-bred juvenile colts and geldings. The Bongard, run at seven furlongs, drew a field of six.

Parkhimonbroadway, a son of Ecton Park, was off slowly and finished strongly when third in his debut here on July 1. Hushion then threw him to the wolves against Henny Hughes in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special. After finishing fourth in that start, Parkhimonbroadway beat New York-breds easily, making a strong inside move around the turn before drawing off decisively under a vigorous hand ride.

"Surprised he didn't do that first time out," Hushion said. "He trained like we thought he would. He was green and looking around in his first start. He's getting better and stronger and he's got the idea pretty quickly."

Stretching out to seven furlongs, Hushion said, is going to do nothing but help Parkhimonbroadway. "Further the better," Hushion said.

Parkhimonbroadway should get a nice stalking trip from post 5 under Pablo Fragoso.

Speed of Sound returns to Belmont Park, where he won his maiden by five lengths on May 19 and ran a good third in the Grade 3 Flash Stakes. He was no match for One Way Flight in the Aspirant Stakes at Finger Lakes.

"We broke from the inside and he didn't get away good, he was very intimidated coming up the inside," said Steve Klesaris, trainer of Speed of Sound. "No matter what, we weren't going to beat [One Way Flight] that day. We hope for a cleaner trip and a better result."

Others entered include Trading Pro, Sharp Humor, Raw Cat, and Metro Meteor.

Hushion live in 'Windfall' Stakes

Earlier on the card, Hushion sends out Great Intentions in the $65,000 Oh What a Windfall Stakes for fillies and mares who have not won a stakes. The race is at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Great Intentions, a daughter of Cat Thief, won her maiden by 6 3/4 lengths at Aqueduct last November, then ran second behind Maddalena in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park. After finishing fourth in the Grade 3 Old Hat in February, Great Intentions was laid up until September, when she won an entry-level allowance race by seven lengths at Saratoga. She ran six furlongs in 1:11.73 and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 95.

Hushion said he was so disappointed with Great Intentions in the Old Hat that he decided to freshen her up and start over.

"She's the nervous type; we thought maybe we could start her again and keep things nice and slow," Hushion said. "We took our time bringing her back and now we're finding out if she can take a campaign."

Reunited is the horse to beat in the Oh What a Windfall. She won 3 of her first 4 starts before finishing third, beaten two lengths as the 4-5 favorite in the Victory Ride at Saratoga.

Jerry Bailey rides Reunited, who looms the main speed from post 2.

La Reina the one to catch

Trainer Shug McGaughey held La Reina out of Saturday's Grade 3 Noble Damsel Stakes in hopes that Sunday's $65,000 Memories of Silver would come up a bit easier. Not only did it come up easier, but it also looks like La Reina could get loose on the lead in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for fillies and mares.

La Reina is 2 for 2 on Belmont's Widener Turf Course, including a third-level allowance win in June, which looks like the best race of her career. La Reina breaks from post 3 under Mike Smith and looks to be faster earlier than her eight rivals.

Madonna Lily showed speed when she won an allowance race over Belmont's inner turf course in May. She returns to dirt for the first time in three starts for trainer Jimmy Jerkens.

Other contenders in the Memories of Silver are Sharp Needle, and Louve Royale.

Mott and Bailey triple up

Jockey Jerry Bailey and Bill Mott teamed to win their third straight overnight stakes races when Bailey guided the Mott-trained Grand Reserve ($4.10) to win Friday's $68,250 Subordination Stakes by a neck over Fishy Advice.

Bailey and Mott won Wednesday's Auntie Mame with Connie Belle and Thursday's Sky Beauty Stakes with Taittinger Rose.

Bailey is the leading rider at this meet with 17 wins from 30 starters. Mott is the leading trainer with 9 wins from 20 starters.

Grand Reserve, a 3-year-old son of Theatrical, ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.25 over a firm inner turf.

* Gygistar ($2.60), the 6-year-old millionaire gelding, overcame a hard bump at the start to win a classified allowance race by four lengths on Friday. He ran one mile in 1:35.38 under Javier Castellano.