11/14/2001 12:00AM

Queue's next is another 1 1/2-mile grass race


MIAMI, Fla. - Queue, who began her career at Calder two years ago, returns home a Grade 2 stakes winner Dec. 29, when she makes her next start in the $150,000 La Prevoyante Handicap.

Queue became a graded stakes winner when she won the 1 1/2-mile Long Island Handicap on turf at Aqueduct last weekend.

Like the Long Island Handicap, the La Prevoyante is run at 12 furlongs on the turf.

Queue, a homebred daughter of French Deputy out of the stakes-winning mare P J Floral, is owned by Gerald Robins and Jay Weiss.

She launched her career under the tutelage of trainer Frank Gomez, but is currently in the hands of veteran horseman Vinnie Blengs.

Blengs is seeking his second La Prevoyante victory. He won a division of the race in 1982 with Judgable Gypsy.

Queue was sent to Blengs each of the last two springs and summers because of the unpredictability of grass racing on the local circuit during that time period.

The La Prevoyante will mark Queue's first local appearance since she finished a troubled second 13 months ago in the Calder Oaks.

Sea of Tranquility is highweight

Sea of Tranquility, popular winner of the Daniel's Boy Handicap here on Oct. 29, will be the starting highweight under 120 pounds in Saturday's $60,000 Western Borders Handicap. The 6 1/2-furlong Western Borders is a prep for the $100,000 Kenny Noe Handicap on Dec. 15.

Sea of Tranquility, who is currently based in Ocala with trainer Richard Paulus, won the Grade 3 Salvatore Mile at Monmouth earlier this season.

Among the other prominent nominees to the Western Borders are Alice's Notebook, Stormy Do, and Thrillin Discovery.

Dancing Guy is also nominated but may opt for the $35,000 King Rex Handicap around two turns the following afternoon instead.

The Western Borders shares top billing on Saturday's program with the $60,000 Lenta Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the turf. Sara's Success and Grey Ballet, the one-two finishers in this year's Calder Oaks, are expected to match strides once again in the 1 1/16-mile Lenta.

Jockey rides first winner

Jockey Enrique Pacheco rode his first victory, guiding Sondeo to a win on the turf in Wednesday's fifth race. Pacheco, 24, rode Sondeo for trainer Juan Rizo's Santa Cruz Ranch.

Pacheco has worked as an exercise rider both on the family's ranch in Peru and its Ocala farm since his arrival in Florida two years ago. Sondeo was Pacheco's 12th mount.

Plesa starts fast

Eddie Plesa Jr. is off to a fast start at the Tropical meet, saddling eight winners in nine days after sending out Mystery Man and Sweeping Analysis to back-to-back victories on Wednesday. Plesa won the Tropical training title in 1994.

Plesa also is the fourth-winningest trainer in Tropical history, behind only Frank Gomez, Manny Tortora, and Luis Olivares. Tortora is second in the standings at the current meet with five winners.