10/28/2007 11:00PM

Pick six sequence looks tricky

EmailOZONE PARK, N.Y. - Those who can navigate their way through the tricky pick-six sequence at Aqueduct on Wednesday could be in for quite a treat as there is a carryover of $78,992 up for grabs entering the nine-race Halloween Day card.

At first glance, there doesn't appear to be a strong single, so investors are advised to bring plenty of resources to the table.

Fourth race: A one-mile event for juvenile colts and geldings begins the sequence. Titan of Industry and Manitowish Waters finished second and third to Cowboy Cal in a swiftly run maiden race on Sept. 26 and have to be on the ticket.

Deeper pockets may want to include the Todd Pletcher-trained entry of Storming Off, a son of Theatrical, and Different Drummer, who is by Distorted Humor and out of the multiple turf-stakes-winning mare Lil Sister Stich. Different Drummer drew the outside post in a field of 10.

Fifth race: Bedside Story, who drops in for a tag, is a must-use, but could hardly be considered a single in this $25,000 claimer going six furlongs. He is sent out by Juan Rodriguez, who is filling in for Richard Dutrow Jr., who on Monday began serving a two-week suspension imposed by New Jersey officials relating to a 2005 case involving the Queen's Plate winner Wild Desert.

City Spirit makes her first start for a tag for trainer Mike Hushion, while Bourne First goes turf to dirt and drops in class for Kim Jackson, who is filling in for a suspended Gary Contessa. Bourne First last won when going turf to dirt.

Sixth race: Sweet Bama Breeze, a Linda Rice-trained daughter of City Zip, ran second in her debut on turf, and now makes her first start on dirt. She shows a solid half-mile breeze on dirt last week. All the Rightnotes is the other horse in this field that deserves a look.

Seventh race: This second-level allowance race at one mile on turf serves as the day's featured event and has come up a very competitive race. Perfect Casting makes his first start since finishing third behind English Colony and Quietly Mine in the Lights and Music Stakes on Sept. 9. Though the chart says he was vanned off after the race, trainer Christophe Clement said that was not the case.

According to Clement, upon galloping back to be unsaddled after the race, Perfect Casting stumbled and unseated jockey Javier Castellano. Castellano was able to maintain a hold of the horse's reins, and though the equine ambulance did come out on the track, Perfect Casting never got in it.

Clement said the horse has not raced since Sept. 9 because he couldn't find a suitable race that would fill.

"He's run once for me and he ran very well," Clement said. "Quietly Mine is my horse and he ran second in [the Nearctic] at Woodbine. English Colony may be the best 3-year-old on the grass going short."

Blazing Dynamo drops into allowance company after three graded stakes tries. A mile could be too short for him, however. Sensational Humor had a two-race win streak snapped when a troubled fifth in a stakes at Laurel Park.

Eighth race: Those who don't single Sweet Bama Breeze may try to single Sort of Tricky for Dale Romans in this second-level allowance race for New York-bred sprinting fillies. She won her previous allowance condition on turf but has run well on dirt as well. Tomorrow's Nano makes her first start on dirt after making her first nine starts on turf.

Ninth race: Sound Doctrine endured a wide trip when third in a first-level allowance race at the Meadowlands, his first start on turf. A switch to Javier Castellano may help him get a better trip in this starter allowance. Romp and Party Jones are others that deserve consideration.

Etched headed to Remsen or Dubai

Last year, Day Pass won his first two starts, including the Nashua Stakes, went to Dubai, made two starts there, and has not been heard from again.

Now, the same connections - Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin - have a promising 2-year-old in Etched, who won Sunday's Nashua Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths. That win followed a 6 1/4-length maiden score last month.

Etched could make his next start in the Remsen here on Nov. 24 or be shipped to south Florida to begin a 30-day quarantine period at Payson Park before shipping to Dubai for the winter.

A decision on that is expected this week. McLaughlin said he would have no problem if Etched is transferred over to Godolphin and winters in Dubai.

"That's the program," McLaughlin said. "I'm happy to be part of it as most trainers would be."

Prado may return Friday

Jockey Edgar Prado, sidelined since breaking his ankle in a spill at Saratoga on Sept. 1, could return to the saddle on Friday, his agent, Bob Frieze said Monday.

Prado tried to make it back for last weekend's Breeders' Cup, but just didn't feel good enough to give the effort needed. He has continued to get on horses both in New York and in Florida, and may take a few calls for Friday's card at Aqueduct.