06/30/2010 12:00AM

Pish finding good spots at Lone Star


Trainer Danny Pish, who has starters in seven of the nine races to be run Friday night at Lone Star, is in the midst of a strong meet. He has won 38 races from 166 starters to rank second in the local standings, with Bret Calhoun leading all trainers with 50 wins here through Wednesday.

Pish said things have gone well for his barn right from the start of Lone Star.

"Early in the meet it was just the [condition] book," he said. "A good number of races are won right there at the entry box. I had horses with conditions that fit the races and they seemed to fit them just right. It was circumstances."

Pish on Friday looks strong in a number of races, including the first with Filet Gumbo, the third with Diva d'Oro, the seventh with Love Liberty, and the eighth with Picture Locket.

Bullet for Brickyard Fast

Brickyard Fast, who put up one of the year's best Beyer Figures for a 2-year-old when he won his maiden at Lone Star on June 18, worked a bullet three furlongs in 34.80 seconds Wednesday in preparation for his stakes debut Saturday in the $50,000 Minstrel at Louisiana Downs.

Brickyard Fast romped by 10 lengths when he won his maiden to earn a Beyer of 87. The number is the seventh highest Beyer from a 2-year-old so far in 2010.

Joe Petalino trains Brickyard Fast, a son of Sharp Humor, for Baccari Racing Stable. The horse's work Wednesday was the fastest of 19 at the distance at Lone Star.