10/21/2002 11:00PM

Red Bullet is reloaded


OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Grade 1 winner Red Bullet, who hasn't run since March, is under consideration for Saturday's $100,000-added Sport Page Handicap at Aqueduct.

After Red Bullet worked five furlongs in 1:00.06, breezing, the fastest of 18 works at the distance over Belmont Park's training track on Tuesday, trainer Joe Orseno said the seven-furlong Sport Page "is a possibility."

Clockers timed Red Bullet galloping out six furlongs in 1:14.18 and seven furlongs in 1:28.22.

Orseno, who is at Arlington Park preparing Macho Uno for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic, said he wants to see how Red Bullet comes out of the work and to speak to the horse's owner, Frank Stronach, before making a decision on the Grade 3 Sport Page.

The main goal for Red Bullet, a 5-year-old, is the $350,000 Cigar Mile on Nov. 30. Last year, Red Bullet finished third in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile.

"I would like to have a race before then, even though I'm not against training him up to the Cigar," Orseno said. "He's coming back great and we have reached this point the way we had hoped. I just don't know if he is ready to go seven-eighths, and I would hate to blow it after he was going in the right direction. After the work, I got a good report from the barn. A lot depends on how he is [Wednesday] morning."

Red Bullet, the 2000 Preakness winner, hasn't raced since finishing fifth in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Handicap on March 30. After that race, he was given time on Stronach's farm in Ocala, Fla. to recover from a foot abscess. While on the farm, Red Bullet was plagued by a suspensory problem, according to Orseno.

Red Bullet returned to Orseno's barn during the Saratoga meet and has had three published workouts since he has been back at the track.

Red Bullet was assigned 118 pounds in the Sport Page. Among the probables for the race are Bowman's Band (118), Voodoo (116), Late Carson (115), He's a Knockout (114), Esteemed Friend (113), Multiple Choice (113), and Smooth Jazz (112).

Supposedly one to beat in allowance

Supposedly, a minor stakes winner, could be the one to beat among eight fillies and mares entered in Thursday's seventh race, a third-level allowance at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.

Supposedly enters the race, which has a $52,000 purse, off back-to-back turf wins. In August, the 3-year-old won the Pearl Necklace Stakes at Laurel at 1 1/16 miles and followed with another win in a 1 3/8-mile allowance at Belmont last month.

One of Supposedly's key races was one that she lost. Supposedly finished third in a first-level allowance at Saratoga behind Wonder Again and Showlady, fillies who later become stakes winners.

Trained and owned by Roy Lerman, Supposedly drew the rail and will be ridden by Javier Castellano.

Another main contender is Brandala, a New York-bred who should be competitive with this bunch. Trainer Tom Walsh has named Edgar Prado to ride Brandala, who drew post 7.

Heritiere, an Australian import, has been working well for her United States debut in this race.

Trained by Christophe Clement, Heritiere hasn't raced since March when she finished fifth in a minor stakes in Australia. In the last month, the 4-year-old has had a series of good turf works at Belmont, including a half-mile move in a bullet 50 seconds over a course labeled good last Friday.

Jose Santos rides Heritiere, who might find the distance too far since each of her three career wins have come in sprints. Heritiere gets Lasix for the first time.

Stallion Stakes for Beautiful America

Beautiful America, who won Saturday's Maid of the Mist on New York Showcase Day for her second consecutive stakes victory, will be pointed to the $125,000 Fifth Ave. division of the New York Stallion Stakes on Nov. 10.

The four Stallion Stakes races run that day are restricted to the progeny of New York-based stallions. Beautiful America, who won the restricted Joseph A. Gimma Stakes in September, is a daughter of Dixie Brass.

- A small field is taking shape for Saturday's $150,000 First Flight, a seven-furlong race for fillies and mares. The expected starters for the Grade 2 race are last year's winner Shine Again (117 pounds), Raging Fever (119), Tugger (113), and Redhead Riot (112). Cat Rocket and Judge's Song are listed as possibles.

- New York-bred Critical Eye, who won an allowance race at Belmont last Friday, will run next in the $100,000-added Turnback the Alarm Handicap on Nov. 3.