06/16/2005 11:00PM

Premier Dance no worse for wear

Lone Star
TTA Futurity winner Forrest G. is possible for the Middleground.

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - A rematch is brewing.

Premier Dance, who established himself as one of the best 2-year-olds at Lone Star Park with a powerful win during trials for the $135,000 colts and geldings division of the Texas Thoroughbred Association Sales Futurity, and Forrest G., who won the finale, could both meet next in the $75,000 Middleground Breeders' Cup.

The six-furlong race for 2-year-olds will be run at Lone Star on July 16.

Forrest G. is being considered for the race by trainer Marvin Hayes. Premier Dance is being pointed for the Middleground, trainer Cody Autrey said.

Premier Dance finished sixth in the Sales Futurity, a five-furlong race in which he was caught wide while dueling through fast fractions. He has since resumed training at Lone Star.

"He came back really good," Autrey said. "He walked one day and we sent him right back to the track. He was full of himself.

"We'll get two or three good works into him before the race."

Charles Fletcher, one of Autrey's clients, purchased Premier Dance in a private deal the week of the TTA Sales Futurity.

Miller Lite a family favorite

Leslie's Love might be retired, but her bloodlines could still be a player in the $50,000 Miller Lite Stakes next Saturday at Lone Star. Our Love, a full sister to past winner Leslie's Love, is one of 25 nominations to the five-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares.

Others nominated to the race include Boston Express, winner of the $100,000 Valid Expectations at Lone Star; Runs Naked, who showed a new dimension when she came from off the pace to win an allowance prep for the race last week; and Anna Em for trainer Tom Amoss.

Our Love won the Majorette Handicap last year at Louisiana Downs, and in her most recent start defeated male rivals at that track in an about five-furlong turf race on May 19. She won by 4 3/4 lengths and earned a Beyer Figure of 91. Jeff Trosclair trains Our Love for Alane Inc.

Leslie's Love was a turf sprint specialist who earned more than $600,000.

Cryptograph to Cornhusker

Cryptograph, who finished second by a nose in the Grade 3, $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap on May 30, will likely make his next start in the Grade 3, $300,000 Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap at Prairie Meadows on July 2, trainer Donnie Von Hemel said.

Von Hemel, who had considered two other regional stakes for Cryptograph, said one reason the Cornhusker is appealing is the 1 1/8-mile distance of the race. Cryptograph breezed five furlongs in 1:00.60 on June 11, his first move since the Lone Star.

* Top Commander, who finished second after setting the pace over yielding turf in the $100,000 Beck Auto Group Turf Sprint on May 30, came out of the race in good order and remains on target for the Grade 1, $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap at Del Mar on July 31, trainer Cole Norman said. Earlier this year, Top Commander won the Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap.

* Tizzy Girl established herself as the favorite for the $50,000 Valor Farm Stakes for 3-year-old Texas-bred fillies July 9, when she won a conditioned allowance for statebreds Thursday night. Tizzy Girl covered six furlongs, which is the distance of the Valor Farm, in a sharp 1:09.81. She has never been beaten at six furlongs, and in her debut she defeated Round Pond, eventual winner of the Grade 1 Acorn at Belmont Park.

* There is no allowance or stakes on Sunday's program, but a pair of maiden-claiming races for 2-year-olds are of interest. The sixth race, to be run over 5 1/2 furlongs, is for fillies, while colts and geldings will go the same distance in the eighth. The claiming price for both races is $25,000.